2008

Free Trade

July 30 2008

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brougl1 to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Wal-Mart Stores, Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

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Free trade agreements have become a hard sell in recent years. We have three right now that have been negotiated and are ready to be voted on by the Congress -- Colombia, South Korea, and…

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Don’t Blame Us

July 23 2008

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

Special recognition today for Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart announced its commitment to source more local fruits and vegetables to keep produce prices down. Their partnerships with local farmers have grown by 50% over the past two…

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Time To Drill

July 16 2008

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For months now, we have been hearing constant complaints about the cost of energy -gas prices over $4.00 per gallon, anhydrous ammonia prices have skyrocketed because of the cost of…

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Ag Investment

July 9 2008

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

And now for today's commentary.

This week, I stood in one of my corn fields barely able to see over the rich green leaves reaching for the sky. We are fortunate. Our crops look good. I drove 50 miles west to the Iowa…

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