2008

Barack Obama

May 28 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by thc Renewable Fuels Association, Wal-Mart Stores, Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all rriends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

And now for today's commentary.

On March 27th, my commentary was about John McCain and his position on thc issues that we care about. Today, it is Barack Obama under the microscope.

And here we go --

Farm Policy -- we…

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Down On The Farm

May 21 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country. I'm talking to you by telephone from the farm today. The sun is shining, corn is coming up. Some of it you can row and some is just peeking through the rich black soil. It has been a wet tough spring for farmers across the land, but, once again, perseverance pays off. I want to thank the sponsors of the “John Block Program." They are a vital part of rural America. Right here in Knox County, Illinois, we have a new Wal-Mart store. That's where you can…

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Farm Bill

May 14 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Wal-Mart Stores, and Monsanto. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

And now for today's commentary.

For weeks, I have avoided talking about the farm bill. The process of reaching some kind of consensus has been excruciatingly painful. But, at long last, something is happening. We may get a bill.…

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Farmers Will Grow It

May 7 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country. Today, I say "hats off' to Wal-Mart Stores. In thee times of a slowing economy and rising fuel and food prices, Wal-Mart continues to be the largest corporate contributor reaching out to help those in need. In 2007, Wal-Mart gave 296 million dollars for hunger relief, education, health care, disaster relief. Thank you, Wal-Mart.

And now for today's commentary.

You have heard it said that the cure for high prices is high prices and the cure for…

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