Monday, June 27, 2016

So corn is rockin' north of $7, beans are toyin' with $14, cattle look to be headed to who-knows-where and hogs, well, bacon is sellin' for what steak used to.

A day does not pass without some Big Ag chieftain or Capitol Hill yakker parting their perpetually pursed lips to unleash total nonsense on...

The official name for the group of 12 U.S. House and Senate members charged with finding "at least" $1.5 trillion in cuts to the...

Bloggers might do coincidence; journalists don't. We do irony, maybe even allegory. Sometimes we stray into ennui and pathos. Coincidence, however, features facts that aren't tied as tightly together as we like. My Oxford Desk Dictionary agrees.

The undercooked thought and overbaked talk that endlessly paralyzes Washington would not have gone far on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth before someone, boss or hired hand alike, would have condemned the yak and urged all to "get to work."

It's simply isn't true that only nine people in America understand the nation's arcane federal milk price formula. Only four people understand it.

Rupert Murdoch came before a House of Commons committee investigating the misdeeds of his company’s British newspapers with his heart on his sleeve. He...

Hedge ’em, hide ’em or howl at ’em, facts are facts. Trim ’em, trash ’em or trip over ’em, they still are facts....

Six months have passed since readers have had their say about me, my work and its effect on their digestive system. Turns out the first two often riles the third as in a mid-April emailer, who signed his missive “All Small Farmers,” noted.

The mid-June Congressional action on ag programs seems to confirm why Washington D.C.'s streets feature roundabout upon roundabout: moving left or right -- a big deal on Capitol Hill now -- usually lands you back where you started.
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