Sunday, October 23, 2016
nutrition label

There is a certain poetry in U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-KS, failure to convince the U.S. Senate to squash state and local food labeling laws.
corn harvest

Last year, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data, American ag sales to Cuba hit $149 million, the lowest level since 2002.

What will it take for politicians to publicly recognize free trade agreements as mostly illusion or climate change as a reality? Maybe an earthquake.
farm scene

On a sparkling blue Friday afternoon in October 1965, I stepped off a noisy school bus with my best friend, Marvin, to walk the long lane to his family's farm. Until the day I die, he and I forever will be 10 years old walking down a farm lane toward the greatest weekend in our young lives.
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.
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