2011

Montana Horses

April 28 2011

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Last weekend, with the fields of the Midwest flooded with rain – no hope of planting corn any time soon – my daughter and I went to Montana to participate in a horse round-up. Along…

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Our Debt Problem

April 21 2011

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.

And now for today’s commentary—

The Standard and Poor’s ratings agency has sent shock waves through our whole economy. Overnight, our rating was dropped from “stable” to “negative,” effectively telling our…

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Down On The Farm

April 14 2011

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I was down on the farm in Illinois last week. What a relief to escape the political wars in Washington, D.C.! Just to look at those fields of rich black soil just waiting to be planted. I…

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The Next Farm Bill

April 7 2011

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.

And now for today’s commentary—

I am often asked, “What is the next farm bill going to look like?” Sorry, but I don’t have a crystal ball.

Keep in mind that these times are much different from what we’ve known…

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