Thursday, July 18, 2019
Capitol dome, Washington D.C., Farm and Dairy file photo

Alan Guebert weighs in on the state of the country amid the current economic and political circumstances.
President Donald Trump

Alan Guebert addresses readers' cries for "no more anti-Trump columns" and vowes to keep his "unbalanced columns flowing."
fir tree

Alan Guebert keeps his Christmas tradition going and shares one of the first remembrances from the southern Illinois dairy farm of his youth.
baseball field

Alan Guebert believes the key to a better year in 2019, is to not swing at wild pitches, like "easy" trade wars and tried-and-failing farm programs.
corn field partially harvested

Farmers are being challenged by climate change, retreating stock prices, large crop yields, an overdue farm bill, ongoing trade wars and more.
Ag trade photo

Alan Guebert believes the current worldwide trade battles resemble the stalemated trench warfare that was the deadly hallmark of World War I.
irrigation

Who are the biggest water users and where could we cut back? Alan Guebert investigates these questions in this week's column.
iceberg

Alan Guebert warns us to take notice of climate change and urges us to take action.
green tomato

Growing up during the Depression era, Alan Guebert's mother developed a hardness against waste. And so his family ate "the last of the garden," regularly.
sun in corn field

One minute we’re celebrating a trade deal that’s years from enactment, the next we’re hoping no one notices the lack of a farm bill that's needed.
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