Our politicians have failed us
On Sept. 12, hundreds of farmers and ag industry representatives assembled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to encourage passage of a new Farm Bill. FULL STORY »
Stand up for Dairy Security Act
On April 19, a coalition of 29 dairy organizations sent a letter to the Senate Agriculture Committee, urging inclusion of the Dairy Security Act in the next Farm Bill. FULL STORY »
Editorial: Take the threat of agroterrorism seriously
Since 2005, I have had the opportunity to attend four conferences on agroterrorism sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
They are serious affairs, considering the subject matter. I think back to the time someone showed a simulation model of how fast a certain infectious animal disease would spread within the state of Iowa. Or the time I sat near a person who was wearing a gun holster. Or the Japanese military officer (dressed in full uniform) who came and spoke on the all-out emergency response his country waged against foot and mouth disease in 2010. FULL STORY »
Unity critical for dairy policy reform this year
I was trying to be open-minded. After all, the much-ballyhooed Congressional Super Committee had just gone down in flames and the whole Farm Bill debate was back to square one. FULL STORY »
Did the Founding Fathers intend to create a nanny state?
Facing an impending ban on 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, I headed to the hardware store in mid-December to stock up. FULL STORY »
- Livestock futures were outdoing the crop markets Monday morning
- Increased global grain production means lower prices for growers
- After WTO, expectations grow for Trans-Pacific trade deal
- Ag markets are beginning this week firmly
- Problem solving and decision making on the farm
- Will Santa bring a farm bill this Christmas?