Monday, February 27, 2017

There's many reasons to be thrilled about Shuanghui International Holding Inc.’s proposed $4.7 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods, Inc. Here's only 10...

The mild winter affected U.S. farmland values only mildly.Summer, however, may cool ‘em. According to the much-followed Seventh Federal Reserve District quarterly land survey...

It was evident from the hello that the South Dakota rancher had practiced his pitch before he dialed my office.“I’m (so and so),” he...

It’s one of American agriculture’s best truisms: Only six people in the world understand U.S. dairy policy and none of the six milks cows.It’s...

In the 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case Jacobellis v. Ohio, Justice Potter Stewart wrote a concurring opinion he hoped would establish a legal standard...

The first good corn planting day of spring finally arrived at my central Illinois farmette April 30. Like the month’s previous 29 days, however,...

Two of the greatest ironies of living in the richest, strongest nation in the history of the world are how many poor people remain...

Chicago Cubs baseball fans and American cow-calf ranchers have two things in common. First, they can't win for losing and, second, they pay heavily...

While Max Baucus and Jon Tester are both Democrats, both U.S. senators and both Montana country boys, last month’s hurried vote to fund nearly...

That lion-in/lamb-out thing about March didn’t offer much lamb this year, but it did deliver several platters of snow. Oh, spring arrived on time; winter...
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