Sunday, February 25, 2018

For more than 20 years, farm groups, Congress and big agbiz have used the phrase "sound science" to undermine ag policy they want to alter or bury.

Alan Guebert visits the ruins of his grandparents' Depression-era farm.
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According to Alan Guebert, it’s not possible to call either the House- or Senate-passed tax bills simple or reformative.
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The gap between America's rural poor and non-poor, like in urban areas, continues to widen. However, that the gap is widening faster in rural America.

Farm businesses and groups believe withdrawing from NAFTA could cause harm to American farmers, ranchers and the U.S. economy as a whole.

In the Guebert household, Thanksgiving was reserved for family, feasting, and loud, laughter-filled Pinochle games.

According to Alan Guebert, quick personal wins are more important than long-term national success in energy or agriculture under the current administration.

Sonny Perdue killed the GIPSA rule, a complicated but crucial market reform aimed at leveling the meatpacker-dominated livestock and poultry markets.

According to Alan Guebert, the unpublished, unseen USDA reform "plan" looks backward 40 years, not forward even 10.
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United States President Donald Trump proves to be difficult to negotiate with when it comes to trade deals with neighboring countries.
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