Archive | June, 2007

Farmer's Can't Run For Office

Farmer’s Can’t Run For Office

That’s the suggestion of one Ohio political blogger. Scott Pullins at the Pullins Report attempts to pooh-pooh the candidacy of my good friend Fred Dailey on the basis of Director Dailey’s receipt of federal Farm Bill dollars over the course of the last decade or so. Under this type of Environmental Working Group style thinking, […]

Rudy Gets Serious About Agriculture

Rudy Gets Serious About Agriculture

America’s Mayor wants farmers (at least in the critical caucus state of Iowa) to know he’s on our side. He’s commissioned Iowa State Senator Thurman Gaskill, a farmer, to chair both his “Iowa Farmers for Rudy” and co-chair the national “Agriculture for Rudy” committees. He’s the first I’ve read to establish such a constituency. Good […]

Where Do They Come Up With This Stuff?

Where Do They Come Up With This Stuff?

Brian at One Oar in the Water is hurling invective about agriculture again. This time, his straw-man boogey monster is the US importer. Chinese regulators have shuttered numerous food processors in the country for a whole host of major food safety issues and violations. Glad they’re finally doing something about this, sure. But Brian, amazingly […]

An Exchange of Viewpoints on Animal ID

An Exchange of Viewpoints on Animal ID

Brian at One Oar in the Water noticed a story we did this week on the National Animal Identification System and USDA’s partnership with FFA to educate high school ag ed students about the program. Brian had some comments that didn’t quite fit my interpretation of the situation – I would encourage you to read […]