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Members of the "Super Committee"

The “Secret Farm Bill” Heads to Supercommittee… Dead on Arrival?

Last week my column in Feedstuffs discussed my take on the work of the “Supercommittee,” formally known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, a blue-ribbon panel created by legislative mandate to get our nation’s fiscal house in order. Well, more or less. The supercommittee deadline for submitting proposals to the Congressional Budget Office […]

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New York Times

Don’t Accept the Premise of the Question

I couldn’t find a clip on YouTube (bonus points to the reader who finds the scene), from one of my favorite television shows The West Wing, but in season seven, White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry offers some sage advice: “If you don’t accept the premise of the question, don’t answer it.” I’ve used […]

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House Ag Committee Chair-elect Frank Lucas

A Much Different Ag Committee

The House Agriculture Committee is a prime example of the Democratic blood-letting otherwise known as the midterm elections. Out of 28 seats held by Democrats on the panel, 16 members lost their bid for reelection yesterday. While the total makeup of the committee would change regardless due to the shift in power to Republican House […]

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