Monday, November 30, 2015

Plenty to criticize in the new farm bill.

All right, listen up! We’ve got a lot to sort out here and little time to do it.

Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack threatened to impose a second beef checkoff that would double the annual, non-refundable collections of the now-$80 million federal program if members of his reform effort didn't come to an agreement.

What did individuals and political action committees believe they were buying when they contributed $755.1 million this election cycle to Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and $415.2 million to Republican and Democratic candidates to the U.S. Senate?

If only we knew ... where the money went.

There are facts on which the world operates and there are facts on which politics operate. Spoiler alert: The two are not the same.

The stark differences between what EPA proposed and what farm and ranch groups believe the proposals mean.

As fall approaches, the signs of the season are becoming more clear.

Columnist says farmers need to stop sugarcoating what they do.

Consumer concerns over GMOs are not going away.