2012

Federal Crop Insurance

June 28 2012

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—

Is it a big deal? Well, maybe it is. The Senate passed a farm bill this week. The House still must pass one, and the two will have to be reconciled.

However, considering the political gridlock that has…

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Work to Do

June 21 2012

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—

I don’t ever remember a time when we had such a back log of work and difficult decisions staring us in the face. Every time the federal government spends $1 we have to borrow 40 cents of that dollar. We…

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Down on the Farm

June 14 2012

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—

I’m talking to you today by telephone from the farm in Illinois.

I was last here a little over a month ago. We were just wrapping up soybean planting then. What a difference that short time span can…

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Time for Sugar to Get with the Times

June 7 2012

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—

Both the House and Senate seem to be moving forward, for now, with reauthorization of the Farm Bill. Senator Stabenow has passed a package out of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The House has hung back…

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