Wednesday, January 22, 2020

AoA Commentary

Ag’s Safety Net

As I watched the long awaited signing of the Phase 1 US/China trade deal in the East Room of the White House, my mind went back to a day about 20 years ago. That...

Plant attacks

Pork plants are not new. Processing plants that is. Plant based pork products are new and evidently are headed to the market place. Impossible Foods plans to add pork and sausage products and perhaps...

Happy New Year

The start of a new year usually brings with it the hope of better things to come.  That’s especially true this year as many couldn’t wait to put 2019 behind them.  However many of...

A Lump of Coal

After a long year of challenges and setbacks, the holiday season suddenly turned much brighter for agriculture. The House passed USMCA and the Senate is expected to do the same. A deal with China...

Better Late Than Never

To say 2019 was a challenging year for agriculture is a huge understatement. It was hard to get crops planted and some are still not harvested. Prices did not respond to those problems the...

Art of the Deal

It’s been a long time coming but we finally have seen a big step towards passage of USMCA. Negotiators from the U.S., Mexico and Canada made some changes and reached an agreement that House...

No Time, No Excuses

When I was in school and given an assignment that wasn’t due for several weeks I would usually wait as long as I could before getting it done. Looking back I realize that probably...

Giving Thanks

In this season of thanks there are many things I am thankful for. The list is a long one but there is one thing that may be hard for some people to understand. Those...

Trade Offs

For the better part of two years agriculture has been caught in a tug of war over trade. For every step forward there seems to be at least one if not two back. After...

Protein Perceptions

You’ve probably noticed the growing number of commercials for plant and cell based products.  They are hard to miss.  A lot of money is being poured into their production and their promotion.  Time will...

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