Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We're often challenged to explain why agriculture deserves special treatment, and those are always good questions. But it's very simple: Farming is the only sector that is wholly irreplaceable.

It will be several years before farm incomes return to 2007 or 2008 levels.

Earlier this fall, Baltimore City Public Schools initiated its "Meatless Monday" menu that includes a cheese sandwich or cheese lasagna or a bowl of...

I'm not a Scrooge, really, I'm not. So I can't blame it on the upcoming holiday season. Maybe it's just because I'm getting old(er)....

We need to get ready for the coming HSUS battle. Their war chest is deep and their p.r. machine is slick. Issue 2 was a cake walk compared to what's coming.

Our most basic need is food -- we can't alive without it -- and we want to spend less money to buy it.

When it comes to farming, why don't we see more sentences with the words "sustainable" and "productivity" in them? They are the only things that will keep food on all our tables.

Economists like the markets to fix the world's ills, so maybe that's why so many of them back the cap-and-trade solution to greenhouse gas...

You are not alone. Whether or not you realize it, you have a team -- your vet, your lender, your extension educator, your nutritionist, your friends, and even another farmer you respect. Ask them the right questions and challenge them to ask you good ones in return.

If we dropped Congress in the middle of a no-access zone, how quickly do you think we'd have broadband Internet access nationwide?