Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Farm leaders in rural America are closely watching two recent moves into "Big Ag" by Costco and Walmart.
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Alan Guebert weighs in on politics in the U.K. and at home, discussing the future of "Brexit" and international trade in the United States, respectively.
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Sales of food and beverages bearing labels relating to environmental sustainability have seen increases in the last few years and the trend should continue.
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USDA sees just a $1.9 billion growth in net farm income over the coming 10 years — from a $77.6 billion forecast in 2019 to $79.5 billion in 2028.
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Early February reports from the USDA strongly suggest that average 2019 crop yields will deliver less than average prices.
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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."
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A plan two California lawmakers have developed, The Agricultural Worker Program Act, could put farmers and ranchers at the forefront of immigration reform.
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There was no "shutdown" — not in the U.S. government sense, anyway — on the southern Illinois dairy farm of Alan Guebert's youth.
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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.
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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.
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