2008

John McCain

March 26 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country.

The John Block Commentary is brought to you by Wal-Mart Stores and the Renewable Fuels Association -- both regarded with respect, admiration, and appreciation in rural America.

Nothing dominates the news like the race for the White House. We're trying to nail this contest down to 2 people. We aren't there yet.

This week, I want to talk about the Republican candidate -- John McCain -- the John McCain that I know as a loyal supporter of Ronald…

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Ag Day

March 19 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country.

March 21, the first day of spring, was National Ag Day. We salute the American farm and ranch families across this nation. One farmer is able to feed 130 people in the U.S. and abroad. In 1930, a farm family was feeding 24 people. Now that's progress. A 4-wheel drive tractor is as powerful as 300 horses. My father could pick 100 bushels of corn in a day. We pick and shell 100 bushels of corn in 7 minutes.

Here in the U.S., we spend less than 10%…

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Colombia Trade Agreement

March 12 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country.

Last week, I was proud to announce Wal-Mart Stores as one of my sponsors. Well, this week, I'm equally as proud to announce that the Renewable Fuels Association has joined the team to sponsor the John Block Report. The Renewable Fuels Association, headed by Bob Dinneen, is fighting to protect the interests of the renewable fuels industry and farmers that supply the raw materials.

And now, for today's commentary.

All former U.S. Secretaries of…

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Challenges & Opportunities

March 5 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country.

I am proud to report today that Wal-Mart Stores is one of my sponsors. No other retailer delivers more value to the shopper than Wal-Mart. That's only part of the story. No one else comes close to Wal-Mart's charitable giving effort either. Did you see the Red Kettles in front of the Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores? They raised 32 million dollars for the Salvation Army. I love the Salvation Army. Thank you, Wal-Mart.

And now for today's…

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