Bill Murray Reports: It’s Farm Bill Time. Again.

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One of our greater American films – is Groundhog Day. Where Bill Murray’s character – television weatherman Phil – is caught in a time loop. He awakens every day – to the exact same day. He is stuck on February 2nd – Groundhog Day. Once past the bewilderment stage, Phil understandably, quickly grows increasingly perturbed […]

For Which Party Should Farmers and Rural Voters Vote?

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Tom Vilsack is a rurally focused individual. The Democrat is a former Iowa governor – who is currently the only Department of Agriculture Secretary President Barack Obama has had. Vilsack is, of course, a partisan politician. He was a dark horse on the short list to be presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick. He […]

The GOP Convention: A Good Platform on Bad Farm and Trade Policy

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The Republican Party has a well-earned reputation for writing good policy platforms every four years at their Conventions – then doing the exact opposite of nigh all of it once in power. To wit: Unless I am mistaken, the Platform has called for the abolition of the Department of Education every cycle since the abomination’s […]

What Presidential Candidates Should Say to Farmers (and Everyone Else)

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Fresno, California – is farm country: “Fresno serves as the economic hub of Fresno County and California’s San Joaquin Valley. The unincorporated area and rural cities surrounding Fresno remain predominantly tied to large-scale agricultural production.” And central California farmers have been some of overreaching governments’ biggest victims. To cite but one, years-long example of stupid […]

The Bogus EPA is Causing Everyone Real Problems

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Let us conduct an overview just of what we have only recently learned about the unconstitutional, overreaching and abusive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Let us begin with Flint, Michigan – where toxic levels of lead were found to have been in the water for over a year. Flint Was Not the First: A Look at […]