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I’m a sucker for big horses

Growing up, there were no horses on our farm. Cows, yes. Dogs, definitely. Pigs, occasionally. Sheep, several years. Horses? Never. In fact, I asked Dad once why we didn’t have horses, and his response was something to the effect that since horses no longer pulled plows on our farm, we had no use for the […]

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So God Made a Farmer

I’ll be honest: I didn’t watch the Super Bowl. Maybe it was my antipathy for Ray Lewis, maybe I was already tired of Har-Bowl, maybe it was just that my team wasn’t in the game… For whatever reason my wife and I weren’t jazzed about the game this year. Last year we hosted a Super […]

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Romney to win more than 300 electoral votes? Huh?

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Driving home from Indianapolis, I caught a rerun of Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record via FoxNews’ Sirius XM channel. The segment that caught my attention was a conversation between the host and former House Speaker Newt […]

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Why Libya Matters

I fully expect that tonight’s town-hall-style Presidential debate will focus a good deal on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, an attack that resulted in the brutal murders of the U.S. Ambassador there and of three decorated servicemen charged with his protection. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did her duty for […]

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Dear Farmers: You didn’t build that.

As I report in the Sept. 3 edition of Feedstuffs, the weekly newspaper for agribusiness, farmers as a whole are expecting to see record net income this year. While drought will clearly have an impact on farm sector economics this year, the latest forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests that impact won’t be […]

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