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Infrastructure

As the Biden administration tries to sell its so called infrastructure plan to those who are skeptical of its scope and its cost they are also trying to redefine its name.  In fact they are […]

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Safety First

Planting season has started for some and is close for many others. Even though equipment and technology allow farmers today to plant more acres faster than ever before there are still time pressures to get […]

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Paying the Bills

President Biden has announced his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal which has already drawn mixed reviews.  Along with containing several items that are not really infrastructure related the other major concern is how to pay for […]

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What’s In a Name?

If you don’t think the name of something matters then why do imitation products use the name of dairy and meat?  The makers of those products want to take advantage of the value and familiarity […]

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Here We Go Again

As expected the new Congress and the new Administration are pushing forward with climate based policies.  Already the House and Senate agriculture committees have held hearings with legislation expected to create a role for USDA […]

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Spending Spree

With the passage of a $1.9 TRILLION stimulus package, our federal government has kicked the national debt can further down the road.  We now need to update former Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen’s often repeated line […]

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Take It To the Bank

Carbon, carbon, carbon!  The current push for climate policy centers around carbon management.  Already several companies either have or are working on carbon programs for their customers.  Farmers are being told there is an income […]

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Ag’s Changing World

It took awhile but agriculture finally realized it had to do a better job of telling its story.  For years many producers felt that if they weren’t doing anything wrong then why did they have […]

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Diversity

There is a lot of discussion and debate these days about diversity.  It is certainly an important topic.  Diversity means different things to different people which unfortunately has led, in many cases, to more division […]

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Managing Expectations

The current market rally that started last fall has certainly provided a much needed boost to the ag economy.  However like most rallies it has also been a roller coast ride of emotions.  Many farmers, […]