Foreign Policy

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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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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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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Trade Agreements

July 7 2011

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It’s almost every other word out of their mouths.  The President and Members of Congress talk about jobs all the time.  President Obama is bragging about crating 2 million new…

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Food Security

February 24 2011

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The headline reads: “Hungry North Korea Seeks Food Hand Outs.” “Plagued by floods, an outbreak of livestock disease, and a brutal winter, the North Korean government ordered its…

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A New World

July 8 2010

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Last weekend, we celebrated Independence Day (our 4th of July). It makes us look back at what we have achieved as a nation. It also should cause us to contemplate our future.

Michael…

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Bribe Brazil

May 27 2010

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Let me submit to you a situation, and you can think about whether it is real or something that I just dreamed up.

As I’m sure you are aware, the U.S. is a member of the World Trade…

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Trade

April 1 2010

 

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President Obama has set an ambitious goal of doubling our exports and creating 2 million jobs in the next 5 years. That’s very encouraging. We need to do something about jobs with a…

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A Look Back at 2009

December 31 2009

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Just for a moment, let’s look back at 2009. We have to acknowledge that it was a tough year but appears to be getting better. Did the federal government do what needed to be done?…

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Global Economy

November 26 2009

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I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I know these aren’t the best of times here in the good ole USA, but everything is relative and compared to many other places in the world – I guess…

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