2008

Animal Agriculture

October 29 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.

Keep your eye on this. It could have serious long-term consequences for animal agriculture in this country. Next week, a California ballot initiative will be voted on that would prohibit the confinement of laying hens,…

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Food Prices

October 22 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.

Isn't it a little hard now to blame the higher food prices on com-based ethanol? All spring and summer, the food manufacturing companies pointed their finger at corn going to fule and used that as an excuse to jack up…

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Corn Harvest

October 15 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.

This week, I was driving our combine back and forth harvesting 8 rows and watching that golden grain flow into the hopper. What fun! It was especially fun to read the monitor -- 230 bushels per acre, 24 percent moisture.…

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U.S. Vs. Russia

October 8 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.

We have too much on our plate. Everything cannot be a priority. We have a war in Iraq, a war in Afghanistan, security concerns in Asia, nuclear threat from Iran and N. Korea, a huge budget deficit, a weakened economy,…

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Financial Crisis

October 1 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.

How could this happen? It started with Congress pushing our lending agencies to make home loans to people with little or no money down. Their financial history was not carefully checked. Without any thought of the risk,…

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