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Commentary: It is Time to Get Personal Again

A misconception many people have about farmers is that they are introverts.  There is the assumption that, because they live in rural areas and...

Texas Agriculture Devastated by Winter Storm

  “It is a rough rough situation,” said Carey Martin, farm broadcaster with the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network. “We are not used to this...

Commentary: The Story We Need to Tell

The new kids are in town (Washington, DC), and they are armed with a lot of priorities and policies that they are eager to...

Commentary: What’s Ahead in 2021

By Gary Truitt Writing about what is going to happen in 2021 is like trying to lick your elbow. It is almost impossible — why...

Commentary: The Season of Silence and Light

The Christmas season is often referred to as the Season of Light. While the original designation was more spiritual than literal, today most people...

Help With 2020 Farm Taxes

As farmers put together their financial information for 2020 in preparation for tax filing, there are some new issues to deal with. First, how...

Commentary: A Pandemic Thanksgiving

It is easy to focus on what we do not have this Thanksgiving. For many of us, this includes not having a family gathering...

Farmers Business Network: Market Disrupter or Farmers’ Friend?

Just as Amazon has changed the retail industry, Farmers Business Network is impacting ag retailing and data collection. Six years ago, Silicon Valley Techies...

Time to Take Action, Interest Rates Likely to Rise

As farmers consider their borrowing needs for 2021, now is the time to take action as interest rates are likely to rise. “This is an...

Commentary: Rural America Flexes Political Muscle

Four years ago, rural voters helped put Donald Trump in the White House. This time around Joe Biden hoped to change that with a...

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