2011

A Look Back At 2011

December 29 2011

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With the new year upon us, I want to look back at 2011. I want to categorize it into the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Now for the good

  • From agriculture’s standpoint, there is a lot of good. The…

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Christmas 2011

December 22 2011

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It’s Christmas. We have almost made it through year 2011. the world has been in turmoil all year. At long last, there is…

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Trust Fund

December 15 2011

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We have heard all the talk about Social Security and whether it can survive. We have a growing aging population drawing out more money every year and a shrinking younger work force putting less money in…

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Issues

December 8 2011

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I am sometimes asked if I receive any critique on my radio commentaries. The answer is “yes.” The program is aired on more than 500 radio stations in 30 states. Some listeners agree and some disagree.…

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The Next Farm Bill

December 1 2011

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The farm programs that farmers rely upon expire at the end of 2012. Every commodity group, every farm association, the whole industry is running in circles, wringing their hands trying to get positioned…

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