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Aug 21, 2013

Global Warming - Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?

Global warming is heating up and I'm not talking about temperatures. A new report putting a 95% probability of humans causing global warming will spark more calls for action. Those potential actions and over reactions worry me a lot more than global warming itself. There's no doubt global changing is
Aug 21, 2013

It Ain't Over Until the Crop is in the Bin

Beauty is not the only thing in the eye of the beholder. So too is a corn and bean crop and this year's crops have lots of eyes on them as we head toward harvest. Earlier this month many farmers felt USDA's crop estimates were too high while many traders
Aug 10, 2013

Is Pharming Meat the Future?

The development of meat in a laboratory from animal cells may be a glimpse into a future that some will welcome and others will find hard to accept. Obviously the price of over $300,000 for a hamburger is prohibitive and the taste may not be to a lot of people's
Aug 02, 2013

A Call for Unity

While the biofuels and livestock industries battle over the Renewable Fuels Standard, perhaps both should stop and see the possible bigger fight looming. Many are already wondering how we will feed a growing world population, and a report from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota offers
Jul 29, 2013

The Naked Truth about Big Oil and the RFS

The addition of cellulosic production at an ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa is another example of the evolution taking place in biofuels production. Traditional corn to ethanol plants serve as bridges to second generation ethanol production that will use multiple raw materials and help diversify our fuel supply. While critics
Jul 23, 2013

Legal Posturing Leads to More Horse Suffering

The wheels of the legal process grind slowly on the issue of resumption of horse processing. Meanwhile thousands of unwanted horses are either being abandoned and left to starve to death or shipped to Mexico or Canada for slaughter under less than humane conditions. HSUS continues to throw up legal
Jul 15, 2013

SNAP Starves for Leadership

I had hoped that the passage of a separated farm bill by the House would move the stalled process forward and get a bill to committee where it could be put back together. While that could still happen it still looks like we are a long ways from getting a
Jul 11, 2013

House Passes What Truly is a Farm Bill

Passage of the House Farm Bill minus a nutrition title was both historic and controversial. While an important step the process of course is far from complete. While some choose to criticize the move others see it as a necessary means to a hoped for end. Count me in the
Jul 02, 2013

Vilsack Was Right - Ag Lacks Clout

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack once created a stir by talking about agriculture's loss of influence in Washington D.C. While some disagree with that assessment, the current farm bill impasse seems to support his position. Even though the nutrition program has twice helped keep this farm bill from passing most