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    Before spring arrives and our attention turns to blue sky, dancing daffodils, and why the corn planter’s GPS isn’t working, let’s take a few m…

      The Trump Administration’s turtle-slow start with the Republican-led Congress bodes ill for what it and Republicans said would be a busy legis…

        The most positive news about the most negative presidential campaign in modern history is that, in 80 or so days, we can forget to remember it.

          The Texas rancher was rehashing his Capitol Hill meeting over a cold beer and a not-much-warmer steak at a swanky restaurant a block or two fr…

            While American farmers and ranchers were eyeball-deep in spring planting and first-cutting hay, their commodity groups and federal government …

              As the politics of this election year heat up, the chances of Congress debating – let alone passing – either of the White House’s marque trade…

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                Big Ag’s control of the non-refundable, federally-chartered Research & Promotion programs – more commonly known as commodity checkoffs – r…

                  March did not go out like either a lion or a lamb. In fact, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its Prospective Plantings Report…

                    Forty-five years ago, anyone hoping to be someone in American agriculture was offered the same, free advice: “Buy land; they’re not making it …

                      America’s counter-culture had its Summer of Love in 1969 and baseball its Home Run Summer in 1998. U.S. farm and checkoff groups will have the…

                        Despite the bile pouring out the nation’s capital, there still are three daily events in Washington, D.C. that every American can count on: su…

                          The fireworks-filled, holiday celebration that is the Chinese New Year doesn’t begin until Feb. 8. Three weeks into calendar year 2016, howeve…

                            It’s hard, messy work to make U.S. farm and food policy. It’s even harder and messier if anyone in Congress actually proposes policy, actually…

                              About the only one ever happy to see a mosquito is a hungry purple martin, the acrobatic swallow that dines on the bothersome insects morning,…

                                It was the legislative equivalent of pulling an elephant out of a hat as the stage curtain was about to fall.

                                  Most U.S. farm and commodity groups aren’t clear on the exact elements of the just agreed-upon Trans-Pacific Partnership. That lack of underst…

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