Before rural America loses an eye to campaign mudballs, election year slime and rose-colored lies, let’s go where farm and ranch voters rarely venture.
Farm and Food File
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.
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.
It happened again the other evening, just as it happens every year after the USDA farmer-rattling August Crop Production Report.
Columnist Alan Guebert says the markets need to take August off.
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.
Columnist Alan Guebert tries to figure out what it’s all about.
It used to be known as the “people’s department,” but the USDA has been hijacked, writes columnist Alan Guebert this week.
Columnist Alan Guebert says like Eric Clapton, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick is a god
Columnist Alan Guebert tries to figure out what a ‘Bubba’ is and if it will matter in the election.