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Hong Kong WTO talks meaningless

Thursday, December 8, 2005

If the dullest knife causes the deepest wounds, the Bush administration should stock up on gauze and duct tape as it takes its traveling trade show to Hong Kong’s World Trade Organization Ministerial Dec.

When will voices raise real facts?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Rare is the day when either an editor or several readers do not call or e-mail to note the heavy population of facts residing in this space.

Beat the rush, be thankful this week

Thursday, November 17, 2005

With the Irish clan and the Germanic horde again descending on our home this Thanksgiving, the week preceding their arrival threatens more action than the following week’s three-day, four-night holiday cruise on the SS Club Guebert.

A distinguished fellow gets shuffled

Thursday, November 10, 2005

In the big, slow move this past summer from the big, painted house in town, my worn copy of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac went missing.

He is farm policy’s pain in the neck

Thursday, November 3, 2005

If you’re a conventional farm policy person – as most farm leaders and members of Congress are – Daryll Ray is becoming your biggest pain in the neck.

Processors pour out reasons to offer Americans big glass of fake milk

Thursday, October 27, 2005

If a few American dairy processors have their way with the agbiz-pliant U.S. Department of Agriculture, American consumers will be buying milk, cheese and other dairy products altered with items not approved as food ingredients by the Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. ag trade offer to be short-lived

Thursday, October 20, 2005

After a few tough months at home – falling poll numbers, staying at Rancho del Lazio while New Orleans flooded, Harriet “Who?” Miers – the Bush Administration sought to get its mojo working again by dropping an agricultural trade bomb in Geneva Oct.

Whose side is USDA on, anyway?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

When word leaked Sept. 15 that the USDA planned to close more than 700 of it 2,353 Farm Service Agency offices around the country, reaction among Capitol Hill aggies was swift and mostly unkind.

The country can’t afford farm programs like before, or can it?

Thursday, October 6, 2005

Since early spring, Republican aggies in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have warned their farm and ranch constituents that farm program spending will be cut $3 billion over five years, beginning with the 2006 federal budget.

U.S. energy policy never been decent

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Of all the lessons beaten into America by crashing Katrina, one of the biggest is that the nation’s energy policy, past as well as present, is an absolute scandal.

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