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President Biden’s Opportunity

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the 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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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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American Farm Bureau and More

January 23 2020

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Today, I am calling this program in on the phone.  Farmers and the whole agriculture industry fought through 2019, a very brutal year.  Exports,…

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Issues of the Day

January 16 2020

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The ag industry is excited as a number of trade deals are coming together. We will have a phase one deal with China signed this week. Our annual exports to China that have…

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Stock Market and Middle East

January 9 2020

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America. Thank you.

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As we closed out a very volatile 2019 with some significant victories on trade, on cutting regulations, and on approving conservative new judges for our court system – I did not…

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Look Back and Ahead

January 2 2020

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It’s a New Year. 2020 got here so fast. I want to look back at 2019. For the American ag industry, I think the weather made our production challenges more difficult than I can…

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Christmas

December 26 2019

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Merry Christmas to everyone. I realize that Christmas is not a holiday to celebrate for
some people in our country and many more around the world. We should keep in mind…

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Exciting Week

December 19 2019

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Just when I had concluded that we couldn’t get anything done here in Washington, everything happened at once.

We have a trade deal with China. …

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Football

December 12 2019

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On November 28 we celebrated Thanksgiving. Christmas will be here before you know it. Christmas trees will be decorated with lights and gifts all around. Here in the United…

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Farm Economy and More

December 4 2019

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I want to cover some trade issues today, but first let’s take a look at our farm economy.
It’s better than it was last year – better than it was the year before. $92 billion net…

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Thanksgiving

November 28 2019

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Today, I have a number of subjects to talk about. The Trade War with China
seems to be a priority every week. The Congress passed a bill with overwhelming
support…

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Challenges We Face

November 21 2019

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I have a number of subjects I will put on the table today.  I want to open by reporting that I thought the National Association of Farm…

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