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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...

Commentary: The U.S. is Falling Behind in Animal Agriculture

The Trump administration rode into the White House on the platform of regulatory reform. To their credit they have made some great strides in...

Commentary: Food Bullying as Trade Policy

Food Bullying, as defined by Michele Payn, author of a groundbreaking book by the same name, “literally takes food out of someone’s hand -...

Cattlemen Learning to Sell Direct

A holiday weekend means cookouts, especially with many restaurant venues closed. More and more, those steaks on the grill are coming from the farm...

Commentary: Big Tech Replaces Big Ag as Public Enemy No. 1

For years, large agricultural companies and farmers have felt the sting of public opinion. Seed and crop protection companies have been the subject of...

U.S. Pork Exports on Track to Set a Record

U.S. pork exports fell below year ago levels in June, but remain on a record pace for 2020. One of the few bright spots...

Commentary: What’s Ahead for the Rest of 2020

Back in January when 2020 started, we were all filled with anticipation on what the new year would bring. Few if any of us...

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