2011

Thanksgiving

November 24 2011

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, 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—

There’s good new and bad news. Bad news first. On Monday, the Super Committee failed to cut our debt by 1.2 trillion dollars. I don’t think it was a big surprise. If Republicans refuse to raise taxes…

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Policeman to the World

November 17 2011

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, 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—

In the past week, we celebrated Veterans Day, saluting our veterans for their courage, dedication, and sacrifice. The Republican Presidential contenders squared off to debate U.S. foreign policy. And the…

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The Farm & DC

November 10 2011

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, 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—

Last week, Rick Frank was filling in for me. I was on the farm in Illinois as we wrapped up corn and soy bean harvest. Fortunately, we had a beautiful fall to get the work done. What a contrast to 2 years…

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Pain and Productivity

November 3 2011

Hello everybody out there in farm country. John Block is back on his farm this week; I am Rick Frank sitting in. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, 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 bad news just keeps rolling in. The unemployment rate rests at 9% with over 400,000 new applicants each week. Worse yet, many…

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