Tuesday, May 3, 2016

With the summer’s big holiday just ahead and the midpoint of the year just behind, it’s time to empty the office bucket of spleen,...

While Midwestern farmers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have precise measurements on how much rain fell where in the deluge that socked 2008...

There’s no profit in arguing with government numbers, a veteran commodity trader once moaned to me. “You might be right come two months,” he...

Mega-dairy co-op, Dairy Farmers of America, is the focus of several investigations.

According to two documents posted on Sen. Charles Grassley’s, R-Iowa, congressional Web site, the “grassroots” anti-ethanol media blitz that’s hitched today’s climbing food prices...

As the cold, wet planting season of 2008 slips into mid-May, corn and soybean farmers are grousing about weather delays, the likelihood of reduced...

Since 1981, when I picked up my first pen, paper and paycheck as a journalist, six farm bills have come and gone. With them...

In the long, glorious history of America, it’s unlikely that April 22, 2008, will be remembered as anything other than just another balmy, bureaucratic...

Spring finally found the legs to arrive in central Illinois nearly a month after the calendar alerted us to be on the lookout for...

American humorist Will Rogers once joked that “there’s no trick” in coming up with political wisecracks “when you have the whole government working for...
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