Stories by Alan Guebert

Agriculture and water quality

Thursday, July 30, 2015

As summer heats up so too will agriculture’s ongoing water quality problems heat up.

Ah, the farm boys of summer

Thursday, July 23, 2015

No July passes without baseball’s All-Star game and no All-Star game passes without most middle-aged farmboys recalling childhood dreams of playing professional baseball.

How Chicago perfects democracy

Thursday, July 16, 2015

It’s not a coincidence that the world’s leading economic powers also are the world’s leading food importers.

What makes you an expert in ag?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ah, blessed readers; they are heartwarming and hazardous, professional and profane, loving and loathing. Without them, I’m out of business; with them, I’m often hearing their business.

Why does Monsanto want Syngenta?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Today, Monsanto remains the world leader in GMO crop technology with almost $11 billion in sales in 2014.

Sometimes you have to eat crow

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Trade promotion decision remains to be decided.

Brewing storm: 2015 net farm income could be lower than 1990s

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Can U.S. farmers take a whopping hit to their bottom line and still be standing five years from now?

Nature’s calling, is anyone listening?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Overall, USDA estimates, 45 million turkeys, chickens, and ducks in 15 states have been euthanized in an effort to limit the spread of the contagious, deadly flu.

American exceptionalism — except for what farmers grow

Thursday, June 4, 2015

In the chaos that surrounded Congress leaving Washington, D.C. for a flag-waving Memorial Day holiday, your House Ag Committee found time May 20 to vote to kill Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL, for beef, pork and chicken sold in the U.S.

Got guts? Bet on TPP in the U.S.A.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let’s go out on a small limb and make a big prediction: Not only will the U.S. Senate vote to give this president and the next one fast track trade authority, so too will the U.S. House of Representatives.

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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