2013

Christmas—A Time for Reflection

December 26 2013

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I hope you had a Merry Christmas. It’s a wonderful time to bring families together and reflect on the past year. It’s a time to make plans for the new year. 

I think the country has a lot of pluses. We’re not in a war – not…

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What’s In the Farm Bill?

December 19 2013

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The obvious issues in the farm bill are nutrition programs, crop insurance, and farm safety net supports. However, there are some important sections in the bill that could be almost as important that don’t get much attention. 

The…

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Free Trade with Europe

December 12 2013

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We should get a farm bill in January. It appears that we now have a budget. That helps because now the Ag Department will know how much money the Department has to spend. Let’s keep the pressure on to get it done. 

The subject that I…

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Cabinet Meetings

December 5 2013

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We all know that Republicans and Democrats are at each others’ throats and we can’t seem to get anything done. It also appears that President Obama has not demonstrated the kind of leadership to move things along. No one wants to…

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