Globalization

Venezuela

August 22 2013

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I found it fascinating to read a story in the Wall Street Journal this week – front page –  about a successful Arkansas rice farmer. The story reads, "His good fortune springs from many  roots, including an unlikely one: He is…

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Trade & More

June 20 2013

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It’s official. It just turned summer this week. That’s what the calendar says. My corn and soybeans are all planted – just in time.

I picked up the Washington Post newspaper today and on the front page is this long…

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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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Immigration

April 11 2013

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My issue this week is immigration, but first I want to pay respect to Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister for 11 years, who passed away this week. The “Iron Lady” joined with President Reagan in transforming governments in…

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Immigration Reform

January 31 2013

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Let the debate begin. I guess we can’t say elections don’t matter. Republicans lost 70% of the Latino vote in last fall’s election. Suddenly, Republican leadership and Democrat leadership have joined…

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Pain and Productivity

November 3 2011

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The bad news just keeps rolling in. The unemployment rate rests at 9% with over 400,000 new applicants each week. Worse yet, many…

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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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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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Trade with Mexico

March 10 2011

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It’s about time! After 17 years, the United States seems to be moving to implement the cross-border trucking provision which is specified in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Mexican Trade War

August 26 2010

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We have a weak national economy with unemployment approaching ten percent but we don’t seem to take the obvious steps to improve the situation. In fact, we do the opposite. We have…

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