Stories by Alan Guebert

Dollars flow, favors sure to follow

Thursday, January 19, 2006

A decade ago, the most dangerous place to be in Washington was between then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and a television camera.

2005 fun facts won’t make you smile

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Under the pile of wrapping paper left from the holidays and newspapers left from 2005 lurks some not-so-fun, 2006 items for the nation, farmers and ranchers.

Breaking bad ag habits this year

Thursday, January 5, 2006

From the high, clear-view perch of the new year, certain facts and events of 2006 are already visible.

A life of simple living and giving

Thursday, December 29, 2005

(Author’s note: The following column was first published the week of Christmas 1994. Now, by tradition, it returns.

Ifs and buts, candy and nuts

Thursday, December 22, 2005

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the House nothing was stirring but Rep. Tom “T-Bone” Maxilla.

Merry economy and happy free market

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Despite overt hints to Santa’s elves that I own enough dress shirts and too many ties for someone who works at home, chances are nearly 100 percent that a swell new shirt and a very understated tie are in my immediate future.

Hong Kong WTO talks meaningless

Thursday, December 8, 2005

If the dullest knife causes the deepest wounds, the Bush administration should stock up on gauze and duct tape as it takes its traveling trade show to Hong Kong’s World Trade Organization Ministerial Dec.

When will voices raise real facts?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Rare is the day when either an editor or several readers do not call or e-mail to note the heavy population of facts residing in this space.

Beat the rush, be thankful this week

Thursday, November 17, 2005

With the Irish clan and the Germanic horde again descending on our home this Thanksgiving, the week preceding their arrival threatens more action than the following week’s three-day, four-night holiday cruise on the SS Club Guebert.

A distinguished fellow gets shuffled

Thursday, November 10, 2005

In the big, slow move this past summer from the big, painted house in town, my worn copy of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac went missing.

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About Alan

Alan Guebert was raised on an 800-acre, 100-cow southern Illinois dairy farm. After graduation from the University of Illinois in 1980, he served as a writer and editor at Professional Farmers of America, Successful Farming magazine and Farm Journal magazine. His syndicated agricultural column, The Farm and Food File, began in June, 1993, and now appears weekly in more than 70 publications throughout the U.S. and Canada. He and spouse Catherine, a social worker, have two adult children. farmandfoodfile.com