Ag Politics: Why Trump Needs a Strong Ag Secretary – Commentary Dec 7, 2016

🕔Dec 7, 2016Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack dished out strong medicine to fellow Democrats in the wake of the 2016 election: Stop writing off rural America. This advice came after President-elect Donald […]

Ag in Politics: TPP Dead? Russian Trade Possible – Rabobank Nov 18, 2016

🕔Nov 18, 2016After a long and turbulent presidential campaign, the American people have elected Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, as their 45th President. In addition, the Republican Party won the Senate, the […]

Ag in Politics: Who Will Trump Pick to Lead USDA? – DTN Nov 16, 2016

🕔Nov 16, 2016The agriculture community has expressed some puzzlement that President-elect Donald Trump has put Washington lobbyist Michael Torrey in charge of the transition at the Agriculture Department, because Torrey was not […]

Farm Bureau Candidates Focused on Regulatory Issues – DTN Jan 8, 2016

🕔Jan 8, 2016As Bob Stallman was beginning a weeklong ride into the sunset, ending his 16-year term as president of the American Farm Bureau, the four candidates seeking to take the helm […]

Crop Insurance: Rate of Return Not Same as Net Profit – DTN Nov 18, 2015

🕔Nov 18, 2015The federal crop insurance program goal of a 14.5% targeted rate of return, which would be cut under a provision in the recently passed budget bill, is not the same […]

Food Democracy: What is it? 5 Perspectives Nov 13, 2015

🕔Nov 13, 2015It is a paradox of the modern world that while humans have unprecedented access to food–a fact to which our waistlines will testify–much of society simmers with discontents. Jimmy Kimmel […]

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