2013

Bowman v. Monsanto—The Decision

May 30 2013

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block,  who is down on the farm! This radio commentary is brought to you by 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 a remarkable 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Vernon  Bowman, an Indiana soybean farmer, violated Monsanto’s patents by planting…

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Food for Peace

May 23 2013

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by  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—

How many of you out there know anything about the U.S. Food for Peace Program? The  reason it is getting some attention is because there is an effort to make a dramatic change in the  Program.

We have hungry people in the world.…

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Wet Spring

May 16 2013

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by  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, I was down on the farm in Illinois. I had hoped to watch the corn planter  crossing the field – back and forth, back and forth. But, it didn’t happen. It just didn’t get dry  enough. This week, the planter is…

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Issues

May 9 2013

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by 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, I talked about the farm bill and prospects for passage. This week, I want to focus on a series of current issues. These are my thoughts:

Immigration Reform – We desperately need to get it done. If we don’t, who’s going…

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Farm Bill

May 2 2013

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by  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—

For more than a year now, the Congress has worked on a new farm bill, in fits and starts,  but has never been able to get it together. We are farming now under an extension of the old bill.  I think that, at long last, we are…

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