Interview/Guest

Let’s Keep A Strong Alcohol Section in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

July 16 2015

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block. This radio commentary is brought to you by 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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Today’s Quiz – what has more alcohol – a 12 oz can of beer? A 5 oz glass of wine? Or, a mixed drink with 1.5 oz of spirits? Answer – they all have the same amount of alcohol. 0.6 fl…

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FDA 2014 - Busy, Busy, Busy!

January 23 2014

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block. This radio commentary is brought to you by 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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While often the subject of criticism for delay or inaction on important regulatory matters, FDA has been busy, busy, busy as we start 2014. 

With Barack Obama no longer running for…

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How Lucky We Are

August 1 2013

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block. This radio commentary is brought to you by 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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August in Washington, D.C. – 100 degrees, 100 percent humidity…and I’m still grateful to be here. Have you seen the headlines lately? Syria: “100,000 dead; 2.5 million…

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Bowman v. Monsanto—The Decision

May 30 2013

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This is Rick Frank sitting in for John Block,  who is down on the farm! This radio commentary is brought to you by 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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In a remarkable 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Vernon  Bowman, an Indiana soybean farmer, violated Monsanto’s patents by planting…

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FDA – Coming To A Farm Near You

January 24 2013

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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Just last week, marking the second anniversary of Congress’s passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA proposed comprehensive regulations for the…

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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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Time for Leadership

November 18 2010

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With the mid-term election now behind us, I thought it a good idea to hear a different perspective from my close friend, Rick Frank. Rick has been my attorney since I left USDA and…

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