Stories by Alan Guebert

Sometimes you have to eat crow

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Trade promotion decision remains to be decided.

Brewing storm: 2015 net farm income could be lower than 1990s

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Can U.S. farmers take a whopping hit to their bottom line and still be standing five years from now?

Nature’s calling, is anyone listening?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Overall, USDA estimates, 45 million turkeys, chickens, and ducks in 15 states have been euthanized in an effort to limit the spread of the contagious, deadly flu.

American exceptionalism — except for what farmers grow

Thursday, June 4, 2015

In the chaos that surrounded Congress leaving Washington, D.C. for a flag-waving Memorial Day holiday, your House Ag Committee found time May 20 to vote to kill Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL, for beef, pork and chicken sold in the U.S.

Got guts? Bet on TPP in the U.S.A.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let’s go out on a small limb and make a big prediction: Not only will the U.S. Senate vote to give this president and the next one fast track trade authority, so too will the U.S. House of Representatives.

Alan Guebert’s new book binds us to land of milk and Uncle Honey

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Columnist Alan Guebert’s new book shares stories, photographs, and memories of the culture of American agriculture 50 years ago.

Big food dishes out more baloney

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Does Sysco have too big of a market influence?

Enjoying our eternal spring season

Thursday, May 7, 2015

This spring season has given us a lot to enjoy.

Kicking grain trading down the road

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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.”

What no one wants to talk about

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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.

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About Alan

Alan Guebert was raised on an 800-acre, 100-cow southern Illinois dairy farm. After graduation from the University of Illinois in 1980, he served as a writer and editor at Professional Farmers of America, Successful Farming magazine and Farm Journal magazine. His syndicated agricultural column, The Farm and Food File, began in June, 1993, and now appears weekly in more than 70 publications throughout the U.S. and Canada. He and spouse Catherine, a social worker, have two adult children. farmandfoodfile.com