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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...

Get People to Eat More Beef

Research with consumers shows that the beef industry faces some serious challenges when it comes to getting today’s younger consumer to eat more beef....

Revised USDA Food Guidelines Likely To See Few Changes

A scientific advisory committee released recommendations that will be used in revising the Dietary Guidelines.  The 835 page report authored by an advisory committee...

Court Ruling Keeps Enlist on the Market

The U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals is again taking action that will impact how farmers operate this growing season. This is the same...

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