2009

Health Care Reform

July 30 2009

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Health Care Reform and Cap and Trade seem to be the only issues in the spotlight here in this town. Maybe that’s appropriate. It looks like the legislation now on…

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Horse Slaughter

July 23 2009

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I grew up riding horses. I love horses. I also grew up raising 4-H calves and pigs. Yes, to me they were pets, but I also knew that they were property and were to be used…

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Trade Opportunities

July 16 2009

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How do we breathe some life into the agriculture economy? About 75 percent of what we produce is sold domestically. The other 25 percent is exported. Maybe we can grow the…

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Down on the Farm

July 9 2009

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Down on the farm in Illinois. That’s where I was this week. We celebrated the 4th of July with a cake decorated like an American flag and watched the fireworks…

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Tax and Spend

July 2 2009

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We have a long list of serious problems that the President and Congress need to address. Pointing fingers and blaming President Bush won’t fix anything. If the…

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