Monday, December 5, 2016

Hints of spring arrived early this year, but the season itself seemed to be in the slow lane because rare was the week when back-to-back sunny days warmed the tired winter soul.
farmland preservation Washington County, Pa.

Forty-five years ago, anyone hoping to be someone in American agriculture was offered the same, free advice: "Buy land; they're not making it anymore."
U.S. Capitol

In Washington, D.C. the week of April 10, ag-related and ag-dependent groups overran Congressional offices and government agencies in waves of annual “fly-ins.”
Ethanol sign

It looks like we're heading toward another corn surplus.
nutrition label

There is a certain poetry in U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-KS, failure to convince the U.S. Senate to squash state and local food labeling laws.
corn harvest

Last year, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data, American ag sales to Cuba hit $149 million, the lowest level since 2002.
daffodils

What will it take for politicians to publicly recognize free trade agreements as mostly illusion or climate change as a reality? Maybe an earthquake.
farm scene

On a sparkling blue Friday afternoon in October 1965, I stepped off a noisy school bus with my best friend, Marvin, to walk the long lane to his family's farm. Until the day I die, he and I forever will be 10 years old walking down a farm lane toward the greatest weekend in our young lives.
sidedressing corn

The message from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Outlook Forum in late February was pretty clear: In 2016, we will again grow more farm goods -- and, in some cases, far more -- than the U.S. and world markets can profitably use.
U.S. Capitol

Despite the bile pouring out the nation’s capital, there still are three daily events in Washington, D.C. that every American can count on: sunrise, sunset and U.S. farm groups’ unwavering support for “free” trade.
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