Friday, March 5, 2021
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Alan Guebert reflects on how China’s swift recovery from the viral pandemic it spawned is now the key driver in world ag markets.

Alan Guebert ponders what Americans face this week, after national elections — straight up arithmetic or political mathematics.
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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. 
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Alan Guebert misses the honest dishonesty of a past political environment and the characters and competence it usually fostered.

Alan Guebert provides a look inside "Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It," by Tom Philpott.
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Just when you think 2020 can’t possibly get any crazier, autumn arrives with a carload of crazy in tow, and not just in the U.S., says Alan Guebert.
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Learn how meatpackers used lobbyists to influence policy related to staffing requirements amid COVID-19 and how the death of Tony Corbo may compound things.
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Alan Guebert worries that rather than learning lessons in 2020, Americans have squandered most of the year, over $4 trillion and almost 200,000 lives.
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In 60 or so days, Election Day and its results — whoever wins — will shake the nation and world. Alan Guebert weighs in with his thoughts.