Tuesday, December 1, 2015

On the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth, a rainy June day was a treat almost as great as homemade ice cream.

The deal, which joins two of the top three flour millers in the nation, marries ConAgra Mill’s 21 mills with the 20 operated by Horizon Milling, an existing joint venture between Cargill and CHS.

American humorist Will Rogers once noted that he “wasn’t a member of any organized political party” because “I am a Democrat.” The crack is dead-on funny because it’s bulls-eye true. Just ask any Democrat.

Moving just six miles from a small central Illinois farm town to an even smaller, rural enclave in 2005 took the lovely Catherine and me from a drafty, big house on a leafy, wide street to a tighter, smaller house in a leafy, wide woods. Fabulous.

It’s just a fact that some people see the proverbial glass half-full rather than half-empty and some people say tomahto, others tomato.These tomahto/half-fullers aren’t...

Just before this weekly effort began 21 years ago this month, its two founders, the lovely Catherine and me, compiled a list of nearly...

By ALAN GUEBERT If you’re a regular reader of the American agricultural press you already know that the three greatest threats to U.S. farmers and...

What will Wal-Mart's new organic sales mean for farmers?

Some interesting facts on food, ag policy and ethanol.

The recent U.N. climate change report was big news for everyone everywhere except, it seems, U.S. farm and ranch groups and their members.