Thursday, July 18, 2019
Farm and Food File

Farm and Food File

cattle feedlot

The owner of the largest cattle feedlot operation isn't a rancher, feedlot operator or meatpacker. It's "a private ... alternative asset management firm."

If the USDA's forecasts are right and the nation's politicians continue their feud, football players won't be the only ones on their knees in protest.
Soybeans

Donald Trump's trade policy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rising crop estimates are putting pressure on farmers and ranchers.
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Alan Guebert scrutinizes President Trump's recent actions in working toward — or backpedaling out of — a trade agreement with China.

Even before he’s inaugurated though, Donald Trump will play a role in negotiating the not-yet-passed 2017 federal budget.

Columnist Alan Guebert says some of the more progressive farm programs of the last 25 years came into being under Ronald Reagan.
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.

A sudden surge of spring-like warmth put a hint of green in my backyard just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Whether the lovely...
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Whether your family prefers the open road, nature, history, or opportunities to grow and know, Ohio staycations offer something for everyone.
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Alan Guebert believes the cotton gang sees the disaster relief bill as an opening to take another shot at a new payment scheme it has wanted for years.
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