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President Biden’s Opportunity

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

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I am so tired of these “peaceful” rallies that end up destroying property, looting, and burning flags and signs. We had a dozen of our large cities face this last summer and fall, but by far the worst is the assault on our own Capitol last week. Both parties need to stand up and say “enough is enough”. This is not the USA that I know. Just blaming President Trump will not solve the problem.

I think President-Elect Biden has a great opportunity to step up and work to bring the country
together. Republicans and Democrats should want to put an end to third world riots and
destruction. The two parties need to work on a number of issues and find middle ground. Get
the vaccines out to stop the Coronavirus. Work on trade war problems – China and the EU.
If climate change is going to be on the agenda, go to work. Farm companies are ready to see
what makes sense. We have food shortages for many of our families and it’s projected to get
worse. President-Elect Biden is going to be facing a wave of illegal immigrants headed to crash
our southern border. They think “open borders” will be the new rule. I don’t think so. Will
Biden bring our troops home from the Middle East? I hope so. Biden has a reputation for
working across party lines. It won’t be easy. But we have so many serious challenges before us.
This is an exceptional opportunity for our President. 2021 could be a great year of recovery from
the virus and record economic growth.

Some estimates project farm income to reach a five-year high. Keep in mind however, farm
income from the federal government will not be even close to what it was last year. This year we
can get the money from the market. Corn last year was $3.30 per bushel. Last week I sold some
for $5.00 per bushel. Soybean prices are at $14.00 per bushel and headed higher – unbelievable.
Hogs and cattle are not bad. We just don’t want African Swine Fever. Almost all of our crops
and live animals are worth a lot more than last year.

Let’s encourage our politicians. With President-Elect Biden’s leadership they should avoid the
extreme but march down the middle and get something done. Our President should try to be
President for all the people.

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Previous Weeks

A New Year and a New Day

January 7 2021

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Last year at this time we were expecting a pretty good year. But out of nowhere the Coronavirus appeared and hammered the whole world with infections and death. It is still…

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December 31 2020

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We have our federal government funding bill passed and signed by President Trump and a generous relief package also. Now is the time to give up on the election challenges.…

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Christmas

December 25 2020

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It’s Christmas. And the New Year is almost upon us. This year has been one for the books. The Coronavirus has upset everything. Millions of jobs have been lost. Some families…

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USDA

December 16 2020

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After the election we all read about President Trump challenging the results. However, we also are reading about President-Elect Biden’s possible nominees for his cabinet. We…

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Elections Impact

December 9 2020

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Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association. They are all friends,
supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.
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This is Randy Russell sitting in this week for my dear friend and former boss, Jack Block. I served as Jack’s Chief of Staff at USDA when he was Secretary. There is no better friend…



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Transition

December 3 2020

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The transition to a new President and new team to lead our country is in process. However, Joe Biden will not step into the White House until January 20th. In the meantime, there…

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Thanksgiving

November 25 2020

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National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.
They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural
America. Thank you.

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We just celebrated another Thanksgiving. At least, I hope we celebrated it. I know these are
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Climate Change

November 18 2020

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With the Biden Presidency approaching, climate change has been elevated to talk and perhaps
even action which will affect agriculture and rural America. Powerful voices in our…

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Where Do We Go Now

November 12 2020

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America. Thank you.

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The election is behind us. There was no “blue wave.” After the Courts review the
election process to see if it was fraud free – no corruption -- then the winner will be…

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Election and More

November 5 2020

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As I write this week’s commentary, we still don’t have all the details of the election results.
Here is what we do know. Republicans will maintain control of the Senate. That…

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