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HSUS on the Offensive

November 1 2012

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The pig auditors are on the way. Get ready for them. Yes, it’s a fact.

A week ago, I received a letter from Tyson Foods stating that they will be coming to my farm to perform an audit to see how we…

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Election Predictions

October 25 2012

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We are about 10 days away from the election. Most of the focus has been on the Presidential race. However, let’s not forget that there are 3 branches of government. We have the Executive – that’s…

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Busy Times

October 11 2012

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It seems like there is a lot going on all around us. We are right in the middle of harvest on the farm – corn and soybeans a little more than half done. I’ll be on the combine next week, weather…

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Down on the Farm

August 25 2011

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The political conflicts here in this town have made Washington, D.C. hard to live with. So last week, I headed to the farm in Illinois. My escape. I couldn’t believe it – the minute I…

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Holiday In Europe – Food Safety Gets Personal

July 21 2011

Hello everybody out there in farm country. John Block is on holiday this week; I’m Rick Frank sitting in. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Wal-Mart Stores, 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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Over the past 35 years, I have acted as food safety counsel to a wide array of agriculture interests in the United States…

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President Ronald Reagan

February 11 2011

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Last Sunday would have been President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. His birthday was celebrated in California at the Ronald Reagan Museum and here in Washington, D.C. at the Ronald…

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Predictions

January 20 2011

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Today's commentary is about predictions. To start, I have some predictions from other former Cabinet Members. For more than 20 years, I have put together a "Cabinet Secretaries…

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GE Crops Under Attack

January 6 2011

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I remember as a boy hoeing weeds in our corn fields and pulling weeds in the bean fields. I recall the plant damage that our corn suffered from root worms and corn bore. Along came…

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Labor Day

September 2 2010

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Hard to believe, but summer is over. It’s Labor Day. On that note, I want to say how much respect I have for the hard-working men and women that labor in the trenches. I’m not talking…

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Germany

August 19 2010

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My family and I just got back from Germany. We bicycled along raging rivers and streams on well-kept bike paths that are very common in much of Europe. On one side would be fields of…

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