Land Use

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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Set the Record Straight

July 29 2010

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For two years now, environmentalists have wanted to pass legislation to cap greenhouse gases. Put a tax on carbon. Don’t touch the rain forests. We want “sustainable” agriculture.

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Atrazine

February 4 2010

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When I take an inventory of the litany of assaults on commercial agriculture, I can hardly believe it. We are talking about an industry that does so much good. Our own citizens are well…

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Down on the Farm

November 5 2009

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I was on the farm last week. It is so exciting to drive that combine and watch that big machine, like magic, sort out the kernels of corn from the trash. That golden grain flowing out…

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Energy Independence

October 29 2009

Hello everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Wal-Mart Stores, 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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Are we really serious about reducing our reliance on imported energy? Shouldn’t this be a priority for national security reasons, not to mention the jobs we can create and money we can…

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You’re Up and then Down

September 3 2009

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Get the combine out. Get it ready to go. Harvest is just around the corner. We have work to do and we’re going to do it, but that doesn’t mean we are as confident as we might have been in…

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Indirect Land Use

June 4 2009

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to rule that “indirect land use” must be considered in calculating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…

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