AoA Commentary

Theory vs Practice

COVID 19 has changed a lot of things in all of our lives.  Some of those changes will be temporary while others are probably here to stay.  During and after a crisis a lot...

Old News

It’s out with the old and in with the new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.  USMCA has officially replaced NAFTA and despite the weeks and months of negotiations and debate the...

Risky Gamble

Presidential campaigns are always filled with several interesting twists and turns and require some difficult decisions especially when you add in a pandemic like COVID 19. Political and social differences are front and center as...

Dicamba Dilema

Controversy over dicamba herbicides is not new and that is a part of the problem. Questions and complaints have been raised the last few years leading to greater education, training and tighter windows for...

Ag & EPA

If you asked someone which government agency has the greatest impact on agriculture the answer would probably be USDA.  Makes sense right?  After all, it is called the United States Department of Agriculture for...

Two Wrongs STILL Don’t Make a Right

Watching the protests and riots across our country I’ve been reminded of witnessing something similar in 1999.  I was in Seattle to cover a WTO meeting and wound up covering a takeover of the...

Remembering Our Country

Memorial Day observations will certainly be different this year. This unofficial start to summer is when we traditionally remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country.  We will still do that even...

Politics as Usual

At a time when very little seems to be normal, leave it to our politicians to give us their form of normalcy. They couldn’t wait for this crisis to be over before returning to...

Drive Time

The U.S. ethanol industry has overcome tremendous odds to become a modern success story.  However, it is now facing its biggest threat yet.  A trade war followed by a global oil war followed by...

Recovery Pains

As I stood in line recently to get into my local home improvement store I found myself growing impatient. While it didn’t take that long to get in it was still an adjustment to...

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