Thursday, July 25, 2024

Alan Guebert thinks federal crop insurance is beginning to look like federal dairy policy: arcane, costly and incomprehensible to all but the subsidized few.

Alan Guebert recalls the humble attire of his youth for both his family and the workers around the Illinois dairy farm of his youth.
meat label

Alan Guebert dissects the practice of calling food products less-than-truthful names in hopes that less-informed eaters buy the sizzle rather than the fact.
ag trade

Alan Guebert weighs in on the United States' ideas and policies regarding international trade.

Alan Guebert weighs in on what to expect if the 2024 Farm Bill comes together before its extension expires in September.
Duma trucks and flags

Alan Guebert shares his thoughts on political identities in rural America, and what books on the subject have been getting wrong for decades.
corn field

Alan Guebert recalls the brilliance of Theodore W. Schultz, “perhaps the world’s most pre-eminent agricultural economist.”
white airplane on mid air

Alan Guebert continues to write about how the USDA is applying its ethanol game plan to the budding sustainable aviation fuels market.
airplane during golden hour

Alan Guebert shares his thoughts on Big Ag's and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's efforts to make sure Sustainable Aviation Fuel makes it to the market.
grazing cows

Alan Guebert considers USDA's Environmental Quality Incentive Program and how the money is typically distributed to address environmental problems.