What We Eat

March 17 2005

Here we are in the honorable profession of producing food. That's what farmers and ranchers do. Malnutrition and starvation are serious concerns in many parts of the world. What we hear ringing in our ears all of the time are the problems with our bountiful food supply.

Sixty-five percent of Americans are overweight or obese. We eat too much. We don't eat healthy (whatever that means.) We crave too much salt. Now the energy is trans-fat. Some critics wanted to blame our fat problem on corm…

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Farm Fuel

March 3 2005

Last September, a column headline in The Wall Street Journal sounded the alarm --- "Demand for oil could one day outstrip supply. "

The concern about energy supply has countries all over the world scrambling to get ahead of the problem. $2.00 gasoline here in the U.S. has our attention. Congress has been trying for over a year to pass energy legislation, but drilling in ANWAR and protection for MTBE manufacturers has stalled that effort.

But, that doesn't mean nothing is getting done. Ethanol…

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