AoA Commentary

Who Makes The Call?

Every year there are crop production concerns somewhere.  This year drought has hit the western and upper midwestern states very hard.  The eastern corn belt is doing much better.  Some areas may have record or […]

AoA Commentary

Who Makes the Call?

Every year there are crop production concerns somewhere.  This year drought has hit the western and upper midwestern states very hard.  The eastern corn belt is doing much better.  Some areas may have record or […]

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Failed Policy

As I watch the images of Cubans protesting in the streets of Havana I can’t help but remember my two visits to the island nation several years ago. The Cuban people were very friendly but […]

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Strings Attached

If you believe government can fix problems or at least make them better then you are probably happy with the Biden administration’s approach on several fronts.  Issues such as livestock markets, meat labels, Waters of […]

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Ag In the Courtroom

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the biofuels industry.  A couple of court decisions seemingly have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.  After the Supreme Court overturned a 2020 appellate court ruling […]

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Waiting For Details

As the temperatures heat up so do many issues facing agriculture and the honeymoon with the new Biden administration may be coming to an end.  Already concerned about proposed tax changes to pay for expensive […]

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Land Use

The battle over how we use our land is heating up again.  Critics of biofuels have claimed for years that increased biofuels production has caused more land to be put into crop production causing a […]

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Loose Ends

As we draw closer to Memorial Day we are finally seeing signs of life returning to normal.  The number of COVID cases continues to go down and restrictions are finally starting to be eased.  It […]

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“Red Flags”

Like orange cones along the interstate during the summer, red flags seem to be popping up everywhere.  Gas prices are higher as are food and lumber.  Restaurants are trying to reopen but can’t find workers.  […]

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Taking It To the Bank

Choosing a bank involves several factors such as convenience, service and trust.  Having a good relationship with your banker is very important but also harder to maintain as banks consolidate.  It’s always helpful when you […]