Tuesday, December 6, 2016

On Jan. 8, 2008, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs predicted crude oil prices would top $200 a barrel by summer, then slip lower...

If conventional leadership and bureaucratic competency had a face, it would look exactly like Thomas J. Vilsack: round as an apple pie, chin disappearing...

It's the end of the year, but columnist Alan Guebert still has unanswered questions.

(Author's note: The following column was first published the week of Christmas 1998. Now, by tradition, it returns. Merry Christmas. --Alan) The Christmas tree...

If recent conversations with elevator managers and farmers are even slightly predictive, it's gonna be a long, cold winter in corn and soybean country...

Before ya'll go gettin' cheery-cheeked and weepy-eyed for Christmas, Old Scrooge here has some sour facts that will be waitin' for you on the...

In a brief presentation to some 250 or so farm and small town members of Iowa mutual insurance companies Nov. 17, I asked for...

Whoever said elections don't matter was either a royalist or a royal idiot. Of course elections matter. For proof, ask Robin Hayes, Marilyn Musgrave,...

One of the more astute observations on the role of government in farm policy ever uttered was offered by then-congressman, later (from 1991-93) secretary...

Somehow, some way, 700 became the number the month of October revolved around. The stage was set Sept. 29 when the Dow Jones Industrial...
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