Saturday, September 24, 2016

The only thing hotter than the August nights on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth were the August days, and the only...

As a trained professional in most things English (the language, not the nation), and with the Labor Day kick-off to the election season just...

In late March, Monsanto Co. sent a “Dear Valued Customer” letter to most U.S. corn and soybean farmers.The reason, wrote Jim Zimmer, Monsanto’s...

The news from Geneva July 29 that the World Trade Organization's Doha Round of global trade talks had "collapsed" hardly came as news to...

The American economy is downright Dickensian. If you're in investment banking, airlines, real estate or automobile anything, it's the worst of times. If you're...

When Farm Journal’s late staff economist John Marten explained the-then new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in the mid-1980s, he did so with a clever...

Can anyone explain why the biggest haters of the "nanny state" are also the biggest supporters of the biggest nanny the world has ever created?

If JBS Swift's buyout of National Beef, Smithfield's beef slaughter operations and Smithfield's massive Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC, the nation's largest cattle feedlot with one-time capacity of 811,000 head, the three remaining firms will have over 80 percent market share of U.S. steer/heifer slaughter.

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...
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