Fall’s first frost — usually a mid-October event in my adopted central Illinois — waited until the last possible monthly moment — deep into Halloween night — to finally show winter’s white face.
Signs of cooler weather are rapidly approaching, but it’s not all bad.
It’s tough being a genetically modified organism in election season because no election passes without someone or some state slamming you for being, well, you.
Plenty to criticize in the new farm bill.
All right, listen up! We’ve got a lot to sort out here and little time to do it.
Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack threatened to impose a second beef checkoff that would double the annual, non-refundable collections of the now-$80 million federal program if members of his reform effort didn’t come to an agreement.
What did individuals and political action committees believe they were buying when they contributed $755.1 million this election cycle to Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and $415.2 million to Republican and Democratic candidates to the U.S. Senate?
There are facts on which the world operates and there are facts on which politics operate. Spoiler alert: The two are not the same.
The stark differences between what EPA proposed and what farm and ranch groups believe the proposals mean.
As fall approaches, the signs of the season are becoming more clear.
Columnist says farmers need to stop sugarcoating what they do.
Consumer concerns over GMOs are not going away.
Herman Melville was a pretty good fiction writer, but his 1851 whale of a tale — something about a big fish and a peg-legged man named Ahab — was, in fact, based on the true story of the American whaling ship Essex that, in 1820, was attacked and sunk by a huge whale in the South Pacific.
Congress left a lot undone, before going on summer recess.
If most Americans followed commodity prices as blindly as they follow the Kardashians, the national dinner menu might well feature bushels of cheaper-by-the-day grains and teaspoons of record-priced pork, beef, poultry and fish.
You’d think that a state constitution eight times longer than the U.S. Constitution might cover every right, act or idea any of its citizens might need, do or ponder.
The Washington Nationals are the real show in our nation’s Capital.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.