2009

A Look Back at 2009

December 31 2009

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Just for a moment, let’s look back at 2009. We have to acknowledge that it was a tough year but appears to be getting better. Did the federal government do what needed to be done?…

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Merry Christmas

December 24 2009

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This is Christmas – a time to be thankful for our blessings, to celebrate the birth of Christ. With our nation’s economy struggling to recover, families finding it hard to make ends…

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Animal Agriculture

December 17 2009

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I don’t even remember a time when the farmers, ranchers, and the broad ag industry were threatened more than we are today.

We have a new and energized corps of critics out there that…

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An Inconvenient Truth

December 10 2009

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Do we really think that the climatologists, journalists, politicians, and climate gloopies that flew off to Copenhagen can save us? Can they stop global warming?

They want us to…

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Food for Thought

December 7 2009

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The headlines read “Food Stamp Use Soars, and Stigma Fades.” The situation has changed a lot since I was Secretary of Agriculture. We were trying to get control of the growing cost of…

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