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Dan Murphy: Avoiding the Obvious

Aug 31, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Whether you agree or disagree with the administration’s tariff wars with U.S. export partners, ag trade groups should follow best practices in convincing allies of their position. Here’s how not to do it.

Phony Message; Fake Billboards?

Jul 18, 2018 by Dan Murphy
As is their wont, PETA is spinning the trade war currently threatening agriculture into another ‘Go Vegan’ PR stunt. But are their plans for billboards real, or as phony as their positioning?

Dan Murphy: Accepting the Challenge

Jun 12, 2018 by Dan Murphy
There shouldn’t be any debate over whether agriculture, business and education need to collaborate to address the nation’s 21st century challenges. The stakes are far too critical.

Dan Murphy: State Inspection SNAFU

May 24, 2018 by Dan Murphy
It might be time to junk the law preventing state-inspected meat and poultry from being sold across state lines — at least that’s what a bipartisan (gasp!) group of senators is trying to do.

Murphy: Learning to Love Lamb

May 17, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Of all the healthy, flavorful, downright delicious menu items at today’s chic restaurants, lamb is arguably one of the finest, yet least appreciated choices. But that may be about to change.

Murphy: Short-Term Strategies Don’t Work

May 16, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Along with our partisan divide, another crippling problem has afflicted society: an inability to take a long-term perspective, rather than focusing on the immediate impact of policies and priorities.

Murphy: What’s Wrong with Kansas?

May 14, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Nothing that doesn’t afflict much of rural America: depopulation, lack of economic development and a ‘brain drain’ of educated young people leaving town. But there are solutions to be pursued.

Murphy: The New ‘Sniff Test’

May 11, 2018 by Dan Murphy
With the cost of food waste approaching $165 billion a year, determining if perishable items are still edible is a priority. But are the recently developed ‘mechanical sniffers’ really the answer?

Murphy: A Positive Outcome

May 09, 2018 by Dan Murphy
With all the publicity about hate crimes and bigotry toward Muslims, we forget that such incidents are the exception, not the rule. Here’s a great example to prove that point.

Behold: The Triple Threat

May 07, 2018 by Dan Murphy
You don’t cruise into a fast-food drive-thru in search of a low-cal, lite ’n lean lunch. So why not pile on the protein? Which is exactly what Arby’s is offering with its three killer sandwiches.

Murphy: The Secret to Sizzle

May 04, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Preparing a special dish for guests isn’t about culinary quality; it’s about the adulation that comes from people admitting that your kitchen secrets are better than theirs. Here’s a good one.

Murphy: Finally — A Feel-Good Moment

May 02, 2018 by Dan Murphy
It’s not that often that a sane, plausible commentary appears in the mainstream media — not when the subject is animal rights. Too bad it was necessary to travel 8,000 miles to read it.