2012

Tabloid Journalism—ABC News Slimes Lean Beef

March 29 2012

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This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block. Reaching new lows in broadcast television journalism, ABC News several weeks ago ran an investigative report unfairly and inaccurately disparaging a safe and…

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Ethanol

March 22 2012

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This past week, we held the monthly luncheon meeting of the Ag Roundtable. Our speakers always address important ag issues. Bob Dinneen, the President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, spoke to…

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Celebrate Agriculture

March 15 2012

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In the past week, there has been a lot going on. At the top of the list – Ag Day. We celebrated the remarkable contribution American agriculture makes to this country and the world. A beautiful dinner…

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Obesity

March 8 2012

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O.K., I think we have to accept the fact that we have an obesity problem here in this country. So what should we do?

The simple answer is, more exercise and consume less calories. A good place to start is…

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Ag Outlook Conference

March 1 2012

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block who is on vacation. 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.

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Today, I want to talk about the Ag Outlook Conference held here in Washington, D.C. last week. Two thousand people…

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