Friday, September 30, 2022
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Alan Guebert shares his insight on the United States' ongoing trade war with China and the impact it's having on American farmers.

Farm bill fights usually center on the legislation's commodity title, the section that explains who, when and how farmers can tap the federal treasury should crop prices fall.
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Corn and soybean farmers should begin to focus on what a return to “average” could bring after three years of government payments and wild market swings. 
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Alan Guebert shares feedback he received from his readers during 2019.

When longtime Texas congressman "Cotton" Charlie Stenholm got bushwhacked for re-election by colleague Tom DeLay's infamous Texas redistricting plan in 2004, most ag policy hands lamented that much of the House Agriculture Committee's farm bill experience went down with him.

Country of origin labeling, or COOL, for meat, fruit, vegetables and nuts sold in the U.S. has been kicked around by the courts, politicians, international trade panels and special interest farm groups since it became law in 2008.
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Growing recession fears and already-high futures prices quickly pushed aside the USDA acreage report's and a grain stocks report's bullish news.
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Alan Guebert reflects on Congress' slow, circular march to some legislative nowhere as September days evaporate.
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For the third time in less than a year, a jury in Denver failed to convict poultry company executives of federal charges of conspiracy to fix prices.

Love him or hate him, controversial filmmaker Michael Moore has his self-described "America's biggest slacker" act down pat.