Food

Our Water Transportation

January 2 2014

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 Happy New Year. I threw away my 2013 calendar and hung up the new one. There is a lot to get done in the new year. But, today I want to talk about one specific project. We need to modernize our water transportation system. Our locks and…

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Bounty of Food

November 28 2013

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I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving this year. The celebration of Thanksgiving dates back to our ancestors who settled this country. They didn’t have any of the comforts that we take for granted today. They were just thankful to have…

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World Food Prize

October 10 2013

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All the talk here in Washington, D.C. is about the risk of default and the concern about  shutting down the government. I’m not going to try to outline the process that will solve this  impasse. However, I do predict that we will…

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Crop Insurance

September 12 2013

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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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GMOs

August 29 2013

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Perhaps, just perhaps, scientists, world leaders, and the ag community are ready to stand  up to the outrageous, unjustified attacks on GM crops. Prime Minister Cameron of the UK said  it’s time to acknowledge the value of…

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GM Wheat and Smithfield Sale

June 6 2013

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Japan and South Korea slammed the door on our wheat exports. Not because they were  sent any bad wheat. Not because anyone got sick. Not because there is any risk to anyone. The  reason is that we discovered a field of…

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Food for Peace

May 23 2013

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How many of you out there know anything about the U.S. Food for Peace Program? The  reason it is getting some attention is because there is an effort to make a dramatic change in the  Program.

We have hungry people in the world.…

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Herd Health

April 25 2013

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The first day of May isn’t far off, and we don’t have one grain of corn planted. Last year, we had finished planting corn by May 1. After last year’s drought, the whole Midwest is living with wet fields and cold soil.  

I remind…

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Food Stamps for a Week

December 20 2012

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So, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, went on food stamps for a week. Big deal! He has been on TV and interviewed by countless newspapers. Well, just for the record, I went on food stamps…

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Food Waste

November 29 2012

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Every time I pick up a paper, I read about hungry people. Just to keep pace, we will have to double food production by 2050. If we don’t raise more food, millions will starve. What are we going to…

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