2013

Trade Concerns

September 26 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— 

This week, I was on a panel with three other former Secretaries of Agriculture. The event, sponsored by Croplife, was a lot of fun for those of us on the program and also the audience. Not surprising, the farm bill was in the…

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Enough is Enough

September 19 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— 

I think it was a surprise to a lot of people when the public in general refused to support an attack on Syria. Never mind the fact Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. 

President Obama thought we needed to bomb Syria (and…

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Crop Insurance

September 12 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—

Here is what Bloomberg had to say: “Taxpayers Turn U.S. Farmers into Fat Cats with  Subsidies.” They point their finger at crop insurance. They go on to say, “Federal crop  insurance encourages farmers to gamble on risky…

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Trade Protectionism

September 5 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—

These are the words of Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) – It is the responsibility of “Congress, not the states” to regulate interstate commerce.

Here is what this is all about. Mr. King offered an amendment to the farm…

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