Saturday, September 22, 2018

Alan Guebert reflects on what lies ahead for the dairy industry.
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While the Senate and House each passed versions of the farm bill earlier this summer, neither is in a hurry to combine them before leaving Capitol Hill.
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History shows that farm trade standoffs are short-term arguments that can be handled. The lasting problem is when they ignite global economic fires.
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On the southern Illinois dairy farm of Alan Guebert's youth, July was a slow, sweet bridge between spring's hard hustle and fall's quickening step.

Allan Guebert recalls some of the feedback — both positive and negative — he's received in regards to his column this year.
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Trump's called-for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement has led to one merry-go-round-after-round of tough talk and tight smiles.

Since Alan Guebert's last visit in 2008, Dublin seems to have gone global.
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Alan Guebert celebrates the 25th anniversary of his column the Farm and Food File.

Lower cattle prices will not bring lower retail meat prices because meatpackers are really in the market power business, according to Alan Guebert.
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Alan Guebert hopes U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators can forge a better deal than the current option in order to export soybeans, corn and pork.
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