Archive | December, 2008

Breaking News Is Exciting!

Breaking News Is Exciting!

We travel quite a bit in our duties as agricultural journalists, and sometimes we have the opportunity to break some really important news. This week our Lindsay Hill, Vice President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, has been in St. Louis for a series of soybean industry meetings. This morning, Lindsay was on hand […]

The Secretary of the Interior

The Secretary of the Interior

http://townhall.com/blog/g/95855562-d3ee-4f1c-8cf8-34e02e3bcef7 The selection of the next Secretary of Agriculture is of obvious interest to those of us involved in farming and the rural lifestyle, and we continue to await the announcement from President-elect Obama as to who he has chosen to lead the USDA. In the last 48 hours, heightened interest in the naming of […]

What If Wal-Mart Needed a Bailout?

What If Wal-Mart Needed a Bailout?

I’ve been pondering this question over the last few weeks… Financial companies and insurance behemoths who got the first round of bailout monies were all politically connected (through Hank Paulsen, Barnie Frank, etc.) and significant Congressional donors.   The Big 3, likely to get some ginormous amounts of money from the Feds, are shackled to […]

This Week's Column: The Cow Tax

This Week’s Column: The Cow Tax

The Environmental Protection Agency is about to step in it again, figuratively speaking. Long considered an adversary of agriculture and industry, the EPA is charged with regulating the environmental impact of various portions of commerce in this country. In recent weeks the agency has announced a proposed rule that would allow the government to regulate […]