America

California’s Preposterous Prop 37

October 18 2012

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, 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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On Election Day, California voters will decide on another food labeling ballot initiative, one that is being watched intently by the food industry. If it…

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HSUS Attacks

September 27 2012

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I grew up showing pigs at the Knox County 4-H show. The first talk I gave at my 4-H Club when I was 10 years old was: “What I Feed My Pig.” As a pig farmer, I have paid money to the pork industry…

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PNTR for Russia

September 6 2012

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Russia was welcomed into the World Trade Organization last month. That was a very important step which will require Russia to live by predictable and reasonable and enforceable trading rules. It should be…

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Immigration

October 27 2011

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The subject I want to talk about today is very controversial. I have commented on it before and always got into trouble. Governor Rick Perry tried to put Mitt Romney on the defensive in the Republican…

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Hungry World

October 13 2011

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Is the world going to run out of food? The world’s population has doubled since 1970. Grain prices have doubled in the last 4 years. The worry about food supply has many rich countries, including Saudi…

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War with Qaddafi

March 24 2011

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I wasn’t going to do a radio commentary on this issue, but I can’t help myself.

Why in the world are we getting into another war? Why have we joined the French and British in bombing…

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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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GM Sugar Beets

October 21 2010

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There is no limit to the mischief that the environmental whackos can cause. You never know where they will strike. They have found a judge in the U.S. District Court of Northern…

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Agriculture Roller Coaster

October 14 2010

 

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Riding the agriculture economy roller coaster can be exciting, hopeful, and sometimes scary. Prices are up. Prices are down and then back up. The weather is completely out of our…

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Family Farms

August 5 2010

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Here I am on the family farm in Illinois. The weather has been absolutely perfect. Hasn’t been that way most of the year. We still have yellow spots in our corn fields where it has been…

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