2011

21st Century Challenges

May 26 2011

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U.S. agriculture exports in the first 6 months of this fiscal year have exploded to a new record – 75 billion dollars. That’s a 27% increase over last year. Now that’s something to…

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Tough Decisions—Where Is the Courage?

May 19 2011

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There are more questions than answers right now. We have tight grain and oil seed supplies, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. We need a big crop this year, but the weather doesn’t…

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Planting Corn

May 12 2011

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Down on the farm planting corn and soybeans – that’s where I was this week. After a month of rain, it finally dried up, and the corn is in the ground now.

I have farmer friends in the…

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Elections Matter

May 5 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—

What a difference an election can make! After last November’s election “shellacking,” as president Obama put it, the White House and many members of Congress have changed their…

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