Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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.

You and I know that if we put the horse before the cart the chances of going anywhere are a million times better than if we put the cart first.

With an E. coli outbreak in Germany having sickened over 2,500, afflicted 650 or so with acute kidney failure and, as of June 8,...

In the decade-long, tens-of-billions-of-dollars effort to sell the world on a global free trade deal, several things did not happen. Didn’t come close. First,...

On this Memorial Day, remember Abraham Lincoln's challenge: "It is for us the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus so nobly advanced."

Squeeze almost any official of almost any agbiz or farm group and the words “Feed the world” will cross their lips. The phrase is...

Politicians are so good at the muddled math of their budget game that they can turn the equation upside down and make it work in reverse: $1 of budget savings today can be legislated into $2 of tax cuts tomorrow.

In a Jan. 27 conference call with Wall Street analysts, the president and CEO of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, the world's leading supplier of potash, couldn't offer "an exact number" where potash prices might nick demand.
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