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Farm and Food File: Your vote doesn’t count at the WTO

Thursday, September 9, 2004

The most important election in farm country this fall won’t be in presidential swing states like Iowa and Wisconsin nor will it involve mad cows, angry Brazilians or even promise-spewing, glad-handing politicians.

Where have you gone Danny, Pat, Dan, Trevor?

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Before September becomes a blur of harvest dust, election mud and campaign slurs, it’s time to catch up on some of the characters who have waltzed through this space.

Crop report prompts prognostication

Thursday, August 26, 2004

It happened again the other evening, just as it happens every year after the USDA farmer-rattling August Crop Production Report.

Let’s recall, then recite the August Farm Creed

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert says the markets need to take August off.

Farm Credit sale to Rabobank puzzling to many ag leaders

Thursday, August 12, 2004

The sale of Omaha’s Farm Credit Services of America to Dutch lending giant Rabobank, formally announced July 30, continues to rock American ag lenders.

Rabo-raider shakes up Farm Credit

Thursday, August 5, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert tries to figure out what it’s all about.

People’s department’ switching to USDA Inc.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

It used to be known as the “people’s department,” but the USDA has been hijacked, writes columnist Alan Guebert this week.

Rest easy, Bob Zoellick’s on the job

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert says like Eric Clapton, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick is a god

Bubba’ isn’t only rural American

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert tries to figure out what a ‘Bubba’ is and if it will matter in the election.

White House, USDA target CRP, CSP

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert watches the Bush administration renege on soil and water programs from the 2002 farm bill.

Organic’s only problem is USDA

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert asks, “What would you call a hugely successful USDA program whose biggest threat is the USDA?”

Reagan planted today’s ag seeds

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert says some of the more progressive farm programs of the last 25 years came into being under Ronald Reagan.

The men and hayfields of my youth’

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert reflects on a rare and valuable commodity - the men of the hayfields of his youth.

It’s a long, hot summer already

Thursday, June 3, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert says political events suggest temperatures in farm country will be rising.

Cargill says thank you to Brazilians

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert says Cargill has every economic and legal right to move ahead with its Brazilian ethanol import plan

Cotton ruling goes beyond the South

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert says Brazil “kicked major U.S. farm trade butt” when it declared some American cotton subsidies as illegal.

Justice is blind: Pickett jury wrong

Thursday, May 6, 2004

U.S. District Judge Lyle Strom turned into a one-man jury with the latest action in the Pickett vs. Tyson case, says columnist Alan Guebert.

Checkoff boosters’ facts are weak

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert comments on the USDA’s lenthgy, costly and failing devense of commodity checkoffs.

Indian scientist proves ‘good’ GM seeds have place in developing nations

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Alan Guebert’s final column in a series on developing world agriculture and its impact on U.S. farmers.

Don’t count on U.S. ag exports to developing nations just yet

Thursday, April 15, 2004

The second in a series from columnist Alan Guebert on developing world agriculture and its impact on U.S. farmers.

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