2011

Down on the Farm

August 25 2011

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The political conflicts here in this town have made Washington, D.C. hard to live with. So last week, I headed to the farm in Illinois. My escape. I couldn’t believe it – the minute I…

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Ethanol

August 18 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—

For more than a year now, the big city press has had ethanol in their cross hairs. They blame the increase in food prices on the fact that part of our corn crop is processed into fuel.…

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President Reagan’s Philosophy

August 11 2011

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Last week, my family and I visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. A lot of memories came flowing back about my days serving as his Secretary of Agriculture. We…

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Farm Program Prospects

August 4 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—

Congress is scheduled to write a new farm bill next year. It’s not going to be a carbon copy of the one we operate under today. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack said, “The old days…

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