Tuesday, June 28, 2016
sidedressing corn

The message from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Outlook Forum in late February was pretty clear: In 2016, we will again grow more farm goods -- and, in some cases, far more -- than the U.S. and world markets can profitably use.
U.S. Capitol

Despite the bile pouring out the nation’s capital, there still are three daily events in Washington, D.C. that every American can count on: sunrise, sunset and U.S. farm groups’ unwavering support for “free” trade.
Draiange ditch

Water quality lawsuits continue in the courts.
world graphic

We may still feed part of the world, but it’s more likely we’ll do it to honor a contract, not our conscience. This should not be news to anyone who has been paying attention.
beef cattle on pasture

We in agriculture talk about free trade agreements as if they are the international equivalent of a free lunch, there is no such thing.
cuts of pork

It’s more likely, however, that the apocalypse will arrive in something far less breathtaking than a 757 and far more mundane like, say, a Land Grant University extension bulletin.
farmland

Farmers and ranchers will continue to loose on farm policy matters that affect consumers because the consumer is always right.
market chart graphic

Three weeks into calendar year 2016, however, key elements in China's economy -- its wildly speculative stock markets, less-than-transparent currency, sagging heavy industries -- have gone boom.
snowy spruce trees

January and cold weather has a slowing effect on us all.

It’s hard, messy work to make U.S. farm and food policy. But last minute, quick decision on farm policy is not the answer.
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