Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Alan Guebert details a lesson for rural America, diving into the chemical and ethical cloud now shrouding AltEn, a 25 million-gallon per year ethanol plant.
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Alan Guebert dissects how the new chairman of the House Ag Committee, David Scott, has managed to irritate his predecessor, Collin Peterson.
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Alan Guebert shares his thoughts on how the government can improve the meatpacking industry, stating hearings should focus on the future, not the past.
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Alan Guebert poses the question, what do you do if you're the new secretary of agriculture, and provides some insight.
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Farm-directed carbon storage has been a tough sell because of two big unknowns — does it cost or does it pay and is carbon sequestration even possible.
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Alan Guebert weighs in on changes coming to the Conservation Reserve Program.
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Alan Guebert shares his thoughts on the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, reflecting on the actions of those involved.
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While 2021 is not 2009, it's easy to see how some Americans — and, in fact, many farmers and ranchers — might get confused.
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The week between Christmas and New Year's Day was wonderfully different than every other week of the year on the dairy farm of Alan Guebert's youth.
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Alan Guebert sheds some light on why he's not sharing comments from his most critical readers this year and what the real problems facing rural America are.