2013

Rabbit out of a Hat

July 25 2013

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Have you ever been to a magic show and the magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat? All the kids cheer. What fun!

I read in the paper recently where the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates bunny magicians. I never knew that, and…

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House Passes Farm Bill

July 18 2013

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As I said last week, “I’m headed to the farm in Illinois.” I went to the farm twice in May, hoping we could get some corn planted. It rained both times. However, somehow, in between rains, we got it in the ground.…

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Can We Get Anything Done?

July 11 2013

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And now for today’s commentary—

With a long 4th of July weekend, I spent a little more time reading the paper and getting updated on what is going on in our Capitol City and the world. I’m not surprised. The government can’t get anything done and the…

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Locks, Dams, and Ports

July 4 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—

Another 4th of July has come and gone. We can all be grateful for our “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.” We look to our leaders of our nation today to preserve it.

Before I focus on today’s priority issue, I…

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