Land Use

EPA Land Grab

February 25 2016

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Last week, I was on the farm in Illinois. Only thing to report is that the pigs are happy  eating that cheap corn and going to market. Before I went to the farm, I spoke at a Pro Farmer  event in…

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Oregon Land Dispute

January 7 2016

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Farmers, ranchers, and much of rural America has been unhappy and angry at the federal government’s heavy-handed restrictions and regulations on the use of government land. A new conflict just erupted in…

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EPA Overreach

September 3 2015

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There they go again. The EPA has levied a fine of $37,500 per day on farmer Andy Johnson of Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Mr. Johnson’s offense is that he built a pond for his horses and cattle on his eight-acre property. Before…

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Issues of the Day

June 4 2015

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This week, I want to look at a few high profile issues of the day.

Last month, President Obama recommended that Cuba be removed from the list as a state sponsor of terror. And last week, Cuba was officially removed from that…

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Federal Land

May 15 2014

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The federal government doesn't have many fans in rural America, and we can't blame everything on EPA. Now, the Forest Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Land Management both have…

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Dietary Guidelines vs. Sustainability

May 5 2014

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Congress directed the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to publish dietary guidelines containing “nutritional and dietary information and guidelines for the general public.” In developing the 2015 Dietary…

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Forest Fires

August 8 2013

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Just like we’ve seen in past summers, large wildfires are leading the evening news as big tracts of federal forests go up in smoke. Large fires are burning in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and elsewhere in the west. We’ve seen over…

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The Farm & DC

November 10 2011

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Last week, Rick Frank was filling in for me. I was on the farm in Illinois as we wrapped up corn and soy bean harvest. Fortunately, we had a beautiful fall to get the work done. What a contrast to 2 years…

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Farming Transformed

August 12 2010

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Last week I was down on the farm in Illinois. I still can’t get out of my mind how different the farming business is today compared with when I was a little boy. At the same time, in…

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Family Farms

August 5 2010

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Here I am on the family farm in Illinois. The weather has been absolutely perfect. Hasn’t been that way most of the year. We still have yellow spots in our corn fields where it has been…

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