Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The last time the hefty price of wheat was a dinner conversation topic the then-secretary of agriculture, Earl Butz, hit the road to deflect...
emerging corn

Early February reports from the USDA strongly suggest that average 2019 crop yields will deliver less than average prices.

You know it’s gonna’ be a bad day when you open your e-mail and see that day’s New York Times’ sports your picture pleading...

For years, farmers' hearts would leap when the word "ethanol" appeared in a newspaper headline. Now farmers almost dread it because they know the ensuing story is likely to outline the inevitable bust that awaits them if the current unplanned, willy-nilly ethanol boom continues.

It’s just a fact that some people see the proverbial glass half-full rather than half-empty and some people say tomahto, others tomato. These tomahto/half-fullers aren’t...

There are facts on which the world operates and there are facts on which politics operate. Spoiler alert: The two are not the same.

Giddy. Everything ethanol touches seems to get giddy on either the grain alcohol's future or its fumes.

When the lovely Catherine and I slipped out of steamy Illinois for a driving trip to New Mexico June 30, the last item I tossed into her car was a rain parka.

What did individuals and political action committees believe they were buying when they contributed $755.1 million this election cycle to Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and $415.2 million to Republican and Democratic candidates to the U.S. Senate?

For generations, U.S. meat and egg producers joked about the earthy aromas emanating from their farms.
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