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Big Ag’s weak hand in nitrate fight

Thursday, February 5, 2015

In May 2013 Iowa implemented the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, a program that all but admitted the state’s ag runoff was a growing problem that required joint attention from farmers, local communities and the state.

The COOL facts: American people love it, others don’t

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Country of origin labeling, or COOL, for meat, fruit, vegetables and nuts sold in the U.S. has been kicked around by the courts, politicians, international trade panels and special interest farm groups since it became law in 2008.

Winter from the window

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Short snaps of deep cold were not rare but all were deeply unwelcome. The cows, the hired men, the plumbing, the shivering calves, the machinery—everyone and everything—moved slower or not at all when temperatures fell to zero or below.

Patterns: Welcome back, foodie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

We didn’t know it back then but everyone on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was a foodie.

2015 is dirt’s big year to shine

Thursday, January 8, 2015

This year, center your resolutions around soil health.

You’re right, I’m wrong… Next!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Readers respond to Alan Guebert’s columns from second half of 2014.

Crop insurance: Flawed and fixable

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Federally subsidized crop insurance is the elephant in the Farm Bill pantry and anyone who had any role in pushing the law through the zoo called Congress knows it.

Groundhog Day again and again

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, Christmas in the windshield and, given the glacial pace of key policy decisions awaiting resolution in Washington, D.C., it’s just another Groundhog Day out here in rural America.

On immigration, Congress needs to do what we elected them to do: Lead

Thursday, December 4, 2014

If you ran your farm or ranch like the White House and Congress run the federal government, your corn would never get planted and your cows would be long gone.

Quantitative spinning: It’s in the numbers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Against all odds, economics, the dismal science, has become even more dismal.

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