2009

Global Economy

November 26 2009

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I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I know these aren’t the best of times here in the good ole USA, but everything is relative and compared to many other places in the world – I guess…

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Heartland Attitude

November 19 2009

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Last week, I attended the annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. I have been attending these meetings for more than 20 years. Some years, the big issue is…

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Estate Tax

November 12 2009

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How many years have small businesses and farms been trying to get the federal government to provide “death tax” relief?

We made some progress under the Bush Administration when the…

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Down on the Farm

November 5 2009

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I was on the farm last week. It is so exciting to drive that combine and watch that big machine, like magic, sort out the kernels of corn from the trash. That golden grain flowing out…

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