Monday, May 30, 2016
beef cattle on pasture

We in agriculture talk about free trade agreements as if they are the international equivalent of a free lunch, there is no such thing.
cuts of pork

It’s more likely, however, that the apocalypse will arrive in something far less breathtaking than a 757 and far more mundane like, say, a Land Grant University extension bulletin.
farmland

Farmers and ranchers will continue to loose on farm policy matters that affect consumers because the consumer is always right.
market chart graphic

Three weeks into calendar year 2016, however, key elements in China's economy -- its wildly speculative stock markets, less-than-transparent currency, sagging heavy industries -- have gone boom.
snowy spruce trees

January and cold weather has a slowing effect on us all.

It’s hard, messy work to make U.S. farm and food policy. But last minute, quick decision on farm policy is not the answer.
Writing a letter

Letters, telephone calls, and emails from Maryland to Montana arrived daily to comment and question, debate and deflate.
Christmas tree

More than 40 Christmas Nights later, I have not forgotten two calves named Mary and Joseph and Howard’s priceless gift of simple giving.
New York City

If farming and ranching is really about food, then farmers and ranchers should be at the forefront of New Food, not in the lead ranks of the Old Guard.
mosquito

A powerful new gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 is big news in the animal and plant agriculture world.
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