The Comstock Report

by David Kruse President, ComStock Investments (With Permission to Reproduce) Copyright 2011@ CommStock Investments, Inc., David Kruse The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) believes that hog producers have a birthright to buy cheap, below the cost of production, corn for feed. They never ever complained about farm subsidies keeping corn farmers producing burdensome stocks of corn, but have focused a lot of ire on ethanol subsidies that helped develop an industry that pays farmers what their corn should Read More …

The Beef Checkoff – Who Pays, Who Benefits?

Thomas F. “Fred” Stokes Executive Director In response to diminishing market share in the early 80’s, a program to promote beef and beef cattle producers interest was initiated. The program was funded through the assessment of $1 per head each time a bovine animal was sold. Initially, participation was voluntary, but was made mandatory when the program became part of the Farm Bill as The Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985. The stated objectives were; “To enable Read More …