Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Confession time: Over the last three years I often have referred to the 113th and 114th Congress as either “do nothing” or “doing less than nothing.”

Spring is a good time to tap the season's new energy and fresh hope to honestly discuss some of farming and food's most pressing issues.

Interest in Community Supported Agriculture program remains strong.

Perhaps we can agree that spending just $3, and maybe even $4, out of every $1,000 of GDP isn't too much for the richest country in the history of the world to feed its hungry.

Given today’s global economy, poisonous politics and trans-national interests, however, many of Big Ag’s biggest trade backers don’t see as simple or divine.

Some commentary on Congress and the numbers.

A renewable fuel standard and immigration are two farm topics that have been in the news recently.

Columnist Alan Guebert did not attend the Iowa Agricultural Summit March 7 in Des Moines because, oh dear, this is embarrassing, he was not invited.

No one in farming or ranching buys a bag of seed corn or a couple of young bulls hoping for an average corn crop or an average calf crop.

To look ahead, we also need to look behind, at where we've been.
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