Previous Weeks

New Congress, Old Challenges

November 18 2022

Hello, everybody out there in farm country. This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

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It took longer than it should to determine winners and losers in the midterm elections. Looks like Republicans will lead in the House and Democrats in the Senate. The first thing this…

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Russia’s War

November 2 2022

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The war between Russia and Ukraine is a threat to the whole world. There was a sigh of relief
this August after the United Nations and Turkey were able to negotiate a deal for Russia to…

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On the Farm

October 26 2022

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National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.
They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural
America. Thank you.

And now today’s commentary.

I was on the Illinois farm last week. We finished harvesting soybeans. I was so happy to be there
and have a chance to run the combine a little. Having farmed all my life, I just wanted to…



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Challenges

October 20 2022

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I will be on the farm this week. Harvest is winding down. Corn and soybean yields are good – not a record but very much in line with expectations. Farmers face a perfect storm of…

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Food Security is National Security

October 13 2022

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National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.
They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural
America. Thank you.

This is Randy Russell sitting in for my good friend Jack Block.

And now today’s commentary.

Two recent events have gotten little attention in the national press, but could have a profound impact on U.S.…



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Issues

October 6 2022

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Who would have predicted the devastation that hurricane Ian would have done to Florida, South

Carolina, and North Carolina. The tv pictures focused on homes, buildings, and…

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Tough Times

September 29 2022

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National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.
They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural
America. Thank you.

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After Friday, September will be behind us. The U.S. government will enter a new fiscal year.
Our federal government will close down if our Congress does not pass a Continuing…



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Challenges

September 23 2022

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National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.
They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural
America. Thank you.

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We face some serious global challenges. The human population has doubled in the last 50 years
to 8 billion. We will need productive farmland to increase food production and forest land…



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Issues

September 15 2022

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With all the concern about climate change, countries around the world are looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions. We have been told for years that ethanol blended fuel will…

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Inflation

September 7 2022

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National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.
They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural
America. Thank you.

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Let me open by reading a statement from Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA). “Without a robust rural
America, people in the city are going to wake up hungry, and the more I learn about…



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