NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

For Immediate Release Jan. 27, 2014 Contact: Melisa Augusto, 202-314-3191, [email protected] NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s release of its report on The Agricultural Act of 2014: “Upon initial review of the language released by the committee, NFU is pleased with the final bill. I know that the farm bill is Read More …

Anybody But Obama

The best explanation I’ve heard for why the world did not end last month according to Mayan prophecy is that “every calendar has a beginning and end”–when the last page is torn off we simply start a new one. If it ain’t the end of the world then maybe its just time to turn the page. End of days came again, in November, when President Barack Obama was reelected to his second term. I don’t really think he’s Read More …

Farm Bill 2012: El Dorado in Recession?

Anita Poole-Endsley Executive Director In centuries past, Spanish Conquistadors searched for the famed city of El Dorado. El Dorado was rumored to be made of gold where riches abounded. El Dorado was never found, and may have never existed except in the minds of those hoping to satisfy their urges for financial security. Such is the quest for a farm bill in 2012. Agricultural producers are searching for an answer to secure their financial status through policy and Read More …

Letter from Langdon: Shhhh Farm Bill

BY RICHARD OSWALD http://www.dailyyonder.com/letter-langdon-shhhhhfarm-bill/2011/11/21/3614 The less you hear about the farm bill, the more it’s going to hurt us all when it’s passed. There are just some things politicians can’t talk about ahead of ballot time. That’s why no one in Congress wants to utter those two little words “farm bill” before the 2012 elections. I could write pages on the farm bill, and anyone who’s never worked with one wouldn’t really understand. Most of us who have Read More …

Letter from Langdon: You Don’t Prune Roots

Richard Oswald http://www.dailyyonder.com/letter-langdon-you-dont-prune-roots/2011/10/04/3551 We liked the idea of hope. We would like better some action. An old rivalry was renewed again awhile back when my team, the Rock Port (Missouri) Bluejays traveled into Tarkio Indian territory for a game of football. Compared to Tarkio’s history, Rock Port always seemed modest. We have some nice homes in Bluejay country, but along just about every street in Tarkio there is at least one mansion. I suppose that dates back to Read More …