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Commentary: How the Pandemic Changed What We Eat

The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated many changes in U.S. society. The wearing of face masks has become a controversial and political issue; school board...

Commentary: Losing Their Trust Could Mean Disaster

With the beginning of the industrial revolution in this country when sizeable portions of our population left the farm and move to cities to...

Commentary: How the Chicken McNugget Changed American Agriculture

It was 1979, and the hamburger was safely secure atop the fast food menu.  While there were many variations, all hamburgers began with ground...

Commentary: Force Feeding Plant-Based Food to School Children?

Schools have long been a battleground for special interests, such as animal rights and radical environmental groups, to attempt to influence young minds.  Now...

Commentary: Federal Judges are the New Food Police

Those thick, grilled pork chops, tasty pork burgers, and savory bacon may soon be hard to find thanks to action by a federal judge....

Commentary: The Double Standard for Plant-Based Products

Plant-based meat is everywhere and is currently the daring of the food industry. Along with all the hype have come misinformation, accusations, and downright...

Commentary: Chip Shortage Forcing Farmers to Plan Ahead

The biggest factor impacting the ability of U.S. farmers to produce the food we need has nothing to do with the weather, the markets,...

Commentary: Beef It’s What’s for Dinner, for Now

The month of May is National Beef Month; and beef is getting a lot of publicity, but not the kind we need. The vegans,...

Commentary: Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose songs draw from folk, pop, rock, classical, and jazz. In 1970, she released the song Big Yellow...

Commentary: What is Good About Fast Food and why Farmers Should...

By Gary Truitt This is not the column I started to write.  My intention was to write about the contribution farmers make to the fast...

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