2013

Immigration Reform

January 31 2013

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Let the debate begin. I guess we can’t say elections don’t matter. Republicans lost 70% of the Latino vote in last fall’s election. Suddenly, Republican leadership and Democrat leadership have joined…

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FDA – Coming To A Farm Near You

January 24 2013

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

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Just last week, marking the second anniversary of Congress’s passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA proposed comprehensive regulations for the…

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A Look Back and Ahead

January 17 2013

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Today, I want to look back at 2012 for some positive things that were done. Then, I will give you my wish list for 2013.  

2012 

  1. Russia joined the World Trade Organization last August. For us to take full…

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More Cliffs Ahead

January 10 2013

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It’s a new year with some new challenges, but many of the old challenges are still with us.

We have a farm bill extension to carry us through this year. Milk prices won’t double. It looks like all…

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Happy New Year

January 3 2013

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