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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.

It’s time to restock the national pantry

Thursday, September 22, 2005

More than most months, September delivers farmers key numbers – yield per acre, weaning weight, price per pound or bushel – they will live with for the coming months.

Katrina’s agricultural effects are secondary to summer drought’s

Thursday, September 15, 2005

As Hurricane Katrina’s smashing blows fell on the Gulf Coast, commodity traders did what they always do when uncertainty hits the pits: They sold.

Summer’s end is filled with yellow

Thursday, September 8, 2005

The end of central Illinois’ heat-stoked, rain-starved summer is being whispered in the yellow leaves rattling on my backyard’s black walnut trees.

Court piles on meatpackers’ power

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Killed the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921. Largely gutted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s mandate to “promote fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture.

Einstein influences federal budget

Thursday, August 25, 2005

While Albert Einstein proposed the theory of relativity nearly a century ago, today’s Congress and White House have perfected its application.

What voters want in farm policy

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Baseball has its winter hot-stove league when teams and players wheel and deal in hopes of improving their World Series chances.

D.C. sausage grinder running wild

Thursday, August 11, 2005

In its rush to blow out of steamy Washington D.C. for a month of cooler temperatures and cooler tempers, Congress ran the legislative meat grinder hard in the final days of July to crank out enough fat-laden sausage to sate even the hungriest special interest.

Uncle Honey: dangerous, but sweet

Thursday, August 4, 2005

The last week of July and first week of August were always the longest and hottest weeks of the year on the southern Illinois’ farm of my youth.

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