Holidays and Celebrations

Thanksgiving

November 23 2017

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We just celebrated another Thanksgiving. And we do have a lot to be thankful for. Our economy is roaring with GDP in the 3% range and near full employment.

The best…

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Merry Christmas

December 22 2016

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Merry Christmas to everyone out there.  This is the most celebrated holiday of the year and has been since our nation was founded.  It seems like so many things come together and change…

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Pledge of Allegiance

July 2 2015

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Listen to this message. It was my radio commentary 11 years ago – 4th of July 2004.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with…

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Christmas—A Time for Reflection

December 26 2013

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I hope you had a Merry Christmas. It’s a wonderful time to bring families together and reflect on the past year. It’s a time to make plans for the new year. 

I think the country has a lot of pluses. We’re not in a war – not…

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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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This and That

March 21 2013

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We celebrated Ag Day this week. Secretary Vilsack did an outstanding job of making the case for our industry at a dinner held in the Atrium of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Barry Nelson (John Deere) provided the welcome, Orion…

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Ag Day message

March 14 2013

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Next week, we will be celebrating Ag Day USA. It is more important than ever that we get the positive message about agriculture out. In this country, we have about 300 or 400 thousand farms feeding our population and exporting $140…

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A Look Back and Ahead

January 17 2013

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Today, I want to look back at 2012 for some positive things that were done. Then, I will give you my wish list for 2013.  

2012 

  1. Russia joined the World Trade Organization last August. For us to take full…

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Happy New Year

January 3 2013

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Merry Christmas

December 27 2012

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I hope you had a Merry Christmas this week. This is a joyous time of year as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Friends and family all come together to give thanks for our blessings. We know everything is…

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