Thursday, January 21, 2021
Iowa Farm

Alan Guebert ponders how challenging it is to find one person with the combined skills needed to fill the about to open job of the secretary of agriculture.
barn and flag

Alan Guebert explains how three events on consecutive mid-November days show farmers, ranchers and all Americans where U.S. agriculture is now.
turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and stuffing

Alan Guebert urges us to remember this year is about what we did to persevere, to stick, even though events or people pulled us toward failure.
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Alan Guebert mulls over how the muddled results of the recent general election will impact U.S. farm policy.
scorpions on sticks at a Chinese market

Alan Guebert reflects on how China’s swift recovery from the viral pandemic it spawned is now the key driver in world ag markets.
chalkboard

Alan Guebert ponders what Americans face this week, after national elections — straight up arithmetic or political mathematics.
Duma trucks and flags

Alan Guebert ponders on the way rural America has become charged over the “theys” in today’s bitter election-year politics.
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Alan Guebert explains why Collin Peterson, the chairman of the House Ag Committee, could be the face of today’s political divide in rural America. 
American flag

Alan Guebert misses the honest dishonesty of a past political environment and the characters and competence it usually fostered.
books

Alan Guebert provides a look inside "Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It," by Tom Philpott.