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A Time of Change

The inauguration of Joe Biden as our 46th President signals a time of change for our country.  How much things really change though remains to be seen.  The first few days of a new administration are […]

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Words Without Actions

As the Trump administration ends and the Biden administration prepares to begin, the change at EPA can’t come soon enough for the biofuels industry.  Not only has the Andrew Wheeler (and his predecessor Scott Pruitt) […]

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Wake Up Call

Most of us have looked forward to putting 2020 behind us but the recent events in Washington D.C. remind us that just turning a page on the calendar doesn’t mean all our problems will just […]

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Welcome Back!

Despite claims by President-elect Biden that his administration will not be a third Obama term, a number of his appointees are familiar faces from that not so distant past.  It seems political figures get recycled […]

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Bad year for forecasts

Most of us would agree that 2020 has not been a great year.  From COVID to politics the year has seen one challenge after another.  It has been an especially tough year for those in […]

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Loss of Leadership

As Joe Biden makes plans to move into the White House, the current occupant has made it clear he isn’t ready to move out. Although the media has declared the election over, the legal challenges, […]

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Freedom from the Press

As someone who grew up watching Walter Cronkite deliver the news each evening (pardon the dated reference) I’m both shocked and saddened by what our news media has become.  I never thought I’d see the […]

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VOTE!

Even as I write this reminder to be sure and vote I realize millions already have. Regardless of which political party or candidate you support, it is encouraging that so many are voting in this […]

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Nothing new

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has come under fire for using his office to campaign for President Trump.  He’s even been cited for violating the Hatch Act which prohibits federal executive branch employees from using […]