2008

Cabinet Secretaries Lunch

December 31 2008

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I have served as a host for the annual Cabinet Secretaries Holiday luncheon for more than 20 years. At this year's luncheon, we hosted 52 Cabinet members spanning the years from the Gerald…

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Christmas 2008

December 24 2008

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It's hard to believe another Christmas has come and gone. This is a time of year that brings back memories. I remember Christmas as a boy on our farm in Illinois. My sisters and I were up…

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Animal Agriculture Under Attack

December 17 2008

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The agriculture industry is under assault and I'm not sure we realize it. We have seen new restrictions imposed on animal agriculture in a series of states from Florida to Arizona and,…

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Panel of Ag Secretaries

December 10 2008

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A once-in-a-lifetime panel featuring seven former Secretaries of Agriculture spoke to the challenges that a Secretary faces and the issues of the day. This was presented at the Food and Ag…

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Energy

December 3 2008

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And now for today's commentary-- I don't recall anyone predicting last June that by Thanksgiving oil prices would be below 50 dollars per barrel. From nearly $150 down to $50 -- no way!

What is this telling us? Are we to…

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