It’s one of American agriculture’s best truisms: Only six people in the world understand U.S. dairy policy and none of the six milks cows.
It’s not true, of course. Only four people understand U.S. dairy policy.
And soon it’s about to get worse.
The first good corn planting day of spring finally arrived at my central Illinois farmette April 30. Like the month’s previous 29 days, however, no one within 100 miles used it to plant because near-record rains had washed April away.
The money underwriting it all, he claims, is not coming from a healthy, stable economy but from the Federal Reserve’s “egregious flood of phony money” that has “expanded [the Fed’s] balance sheet six-fold, to $3.2 trillion from $500 billion,” since the year 2000.
The stakes for farmers and Monsanto are enormous: Bowman seeks to overturn lower and appellate court judgments against him for violating plant patents held by Monsanto when he bought, and later planted and harvested, Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans from a local elevator.
In his second inaugural address Jan. 21, President Obama once again committed his administration to antitrust enforcement by noting that “a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.” Exactly. So, when?
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