Mother Nature dictates how we can farm
Climate change is reshaping the landscape in the western U.S. and dictating where farming is possible. Alan Guebert digs into the government's response.
No quick start to farmer planting
Marlin Clark explains how the markets responded after the USDA Crop Progress report revealed that not much corn and soybeans have been planted yet.
Lawmakers making water policy through lawsuits
In the 51 years since the Clean Water Act passed, neither Congress nor the courts have defined what “waters of the U.S.” fall under the Act’s jurisdiction.
When stupid bankers make stupid choices, stupid things happen
Alan Guebert weighs in on the latest round of billion-dollar bellyflops and the historical standard of U.S. taxpayers bailing out banks.
Ag’s new normal includes trade deficits, not surpluses
U.S. ag exports hit a record-high $196 billion last year. U.S. ag imports also hit a record-high $199 billion, or $3 billion more than ag exports.
‘Right to repair’ fight just getting started
Alan Guebert digs into the right-to-repair agreements between farm machinery manufacturers and the American Farm Bureau and what they mean for farmers.
It takes guts to fix our abusive illegal ag labor system
Alan Geubert sheds light on the labor infractions of Wisconsin-based contractor, Packers Sanitation Services, Inc., and what they should mean to consumers.
Paying the price for being sick, old or poor in rural America
If you’re elderly, poor and ill in rural America, the odds that you will receive proper healthcare are dwindling with each passing year.
Fine proves what, not who, we truly value
Alan Guebert digs into Big Meat's latest scandal involving a $1.5 million fine paid by a company called Packers Sanitation Services Inc.
Biggest foreign owner of US ‘ag land’ isn’t who you think
Alan Guebert breaks down who's invested in the United States' foreign-owned agricultural land and how it's used.