Columnist Alan Guebert asks, “What would you call a hugely successful USDA program whose biggest threat is the USDA?”
Columnist Alan Guebert says some of the more progressive farm programs of the last 25 years came into being under Ronald Reagan.
Columnist Alan Guebert reflects on a rare and valuable commodity - the men of the hayfields of his youth.
Columnist Alan Guebert says political events suggest temperatures in farm country will be rising.
Columnist Alan Guebert says Cargill has every economic and legal right to move ahead with its Brazilian ethanol import plan
Columnist Alan Guebert says Brazil “kicked major U.S. farm trade butt” when it declared some American cotton subsidies as illegal.
U.S. District Judge Lyle Strom turned into a one-man jury with the latest action in the Pickett vs. Tyson case, says columnist Alan Guebert.
Columnist Alan Guebert comments on the USDA’s lenthgy, costly and failing devense of commodity checkoffs.
Alan Guebert’s final column in a series on developing world agriculture and its impact on U.S. farmers.
The second in a series from columnist Alan Guebert on developing world agriculture and its impact on U.S. farmers.
Columnist Alan Guebert tells the story of Gitaben Senma, 38-year-old mother of four who earns $1 a day.
Columnist Alan Guebert speculatees on the mystery of how identical facts and figures often lead people to draw different conclusions.
Columnist Alan Guebert serves up a tongue-in-cheek letter offering to help steer the Bush campaign.
Columnist Alan Guebert explains the reasons for more USDA mad cow testing.
Columnist Alan Guebert thinks WTO negotiators could find the way to their goals through policies as simple and as proven as the good old wheel.
Columnist Alan Guebert always manages to cut through the murky lines we’re fed every day by ag leaders and economists.
Columnist Alan Guebert gives details on the recent Tyson Foods court ruling, called the most important event in U.S. livestock history since the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921.
Columnist Alan Guebert comments on where American farmers now sit on free trade.
White House competes with Justin Timberlake for biggest whopper of the year, says columnist Alan Guebert.
Columnist Alan Guebert believes at the 2003 rate, the U.S. trade deficit should reach Mars years before another American reaches the moon.