Thursday, March 21, 2019

How are politics affecting agriculture and what lies ahead? Alan Guebert analyzes what he calls "the current state of the American farm and food union."

A plan two California lawmakers have developed, The Agricultural Worker Program Act, could put farmers and ranchers at the forefront of immigration reform.
dairy cattle

There was no "shutdown" — not in the U.S. government sense, anyway — on the southern Illinois dairy farm of Alan Guebert's youth.
Ag trade photo

In his column this week, Alan Guebert explores the motivation behind the UK's exit from the EU and draws parallels to political policy in the U.S.
farmer

Farmers are steeped in epistemology because they know that dogma won't raise a crop, wean a calf or repay the banker. That takes knowledge and hard work.
Capitol dome, Washington D.C., Farm and Dairy file photo

Alan Guebert weighs in on the state of the country amid the current economic and political circumstances.
President Donald Trump

Alan Guebert addresses readers' cries for "no more anti-Trump columns" and vowes to keep his "unbalanced columns flowing."
fir tree

Alan Guebert keeps his Christmas tradition going and shares one of the first remembrances from the southern Illinois dairy farm of his youth.
baseball field

Alan Guebert believes the key to a better year in 2019, is to not swing at wild pitches, like "easy" trade wars and tried-and-failing farm programs.
corn field partially harvested

Farmers are being challenged by climate change, retreating stock prices, large crop yields, an overdue farm bill, ongoing trade wars and more.
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