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GUEBERT: Wal-mart to lure upscale buyers with organic groceries
Walmart, the elephant of American food retailing, announced April 10 that it plans to bring its clout, cash and vegetable crispers to the American pea patch this year and bigfoot its way into the still-growing U.S. organic grocery business. The news sent Wall Street motor mouths...
April 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
April 16, 2014
GUEBERT: Just the facts, ma'am
As this space has often noted, facts, figures and data are as essential to journalism as verbs, nouns and dangling participles. In fact, journalism without facts is a cup of tea without tea. We also understand that erudite farm and food conversationalists -- like you, for instance...
April 16, 2014 - 10:08pm
April 9, 2014
GUEBERT: Climate change an ag game-changer
The March 31 front page of almost every daily newspaper in the world featured dire headlines for a story made public the night before by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change "Climate change already affecting food supply," announced The Guardian in England....
April 9, 2014 - 11:02pm
March 20, 2014
GUEBERT: Safe, not sorry
USDA has recalled an astounding 12.6 million lbs. of various beef, egg, chicken, pork or meat-containing products due to unsafe or questionable quality in the first nine weeks this year.
March 20, 2014 - 6:51pm
March 12, 2014
GUEBERT: Ag's Big Boys heavily invested in Ukraine
When Vladimir Putin sent his nation's armed, but unmarked, troops into sovereign territory of Ukraine, he became the latest in a long line of Russian Little Big Men to punch Eurasia's famed breadbasket in the gut. First came the imperial czars, then the revolutionary Bolsheviks and,...
March 12, 2014 - 11:41pm
March 6, 2014
GUEBERT: weather: Ice cold and very dry
The tall, mostly dead red oak on the eastern edge of the farmette still stands this late, long winter, saved mostly by this late, long winter. The majestic, strong-armed tree, my age or a little more, had a date with the saw and maul as soon as the weather turned cold. Deep snow and...
March 6, 2014 - 9:12am
February 26, 2014
GUEBERT: Read the farm bill and pay
No one confirmed the farm bill's estimated $23 billion in savings (according to the bill's writers) over the 2008 law or the lesser, $16 billion in savings calculated by the Congressional Budget Office.
February 26, 2014 - 10:22pm
February 20, 2014
GUEBERT: Ag industry's 'friend' not a upstanding fellow
Richard B. Berman operates phony, shell non-profit groups that are billed for services by his for-profit company.
February 20, 2014 - 6:07pm
February 6, 2014
GUEBERT: 'Historic' farm bill mostly took the easy way out
Congress didn’t convene one public hearing or one Ag Committee meeting over what the U.S. and its farmers and ranchers can do to ensure sustainable food production in a world steeply challenged by expanding population, increasing climate change and tougher, narrower economics.
February 6, 2014 - 2:12pm
January 23, 2014
GUEBERT: Farmers shouldn't rush into trade deals
You wouldn’t order a new pickup truck without reserving the right to amend — choose — how the truck is equipped inside and out. The same goes for a new combine or an operating loan. After all, it’s your farm or ranch so, naturally, you’ll choose what’s right for you...
January 23, 2014 - 4:11pm
January 16, 2014
GUEBERT: Food stamp fraud rate super small
It might be a new year but the old year’s weaknesses persist. For example, I still try to type the word “separate” with one “a,” still can’t walk past a display of cherry licorice without buying some, and still can’t do high-end math like, say, division. Part...
January 16, 2014 - 7:47am
January 9, 2014
GUEBERT: Books, plans and ‘congress’
A week or two into every new year, most folks review, often regretfully, their list of resolutions already bent, broken or buried. That never happened on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth for one simple reason: We never made any New Year’s resolutions. We...
January 9, 2014 - 12:28pm
January 2, 2014
GUEBERT: Reader animosity pours in, mixed with some praise
There are two file folders in the lower, right drawer of my desk. One is labeled “Mail,” the other “Another Satisfied Customer.” The former is filled with complimentary or question-asking reader mail. The latter holds mail that’s more acidic than affectionate, more...
January 2, 2014 - 11:32am
December 26, 2013
GUEBERT: Years and seasons end, but politics are ongoing
Babies that were born when Congress began its farm bill work in 2012 can now walk, talk and use their parents’ smart phones.
December 26, 2013 - 8:50am
December 13, 2013
GUEBERT: Ag cooperatives continue to evolve, serve millions
The weekly hometown newspaper recently brought news of a family friend’s death. The friend, a dairy farmer, had lived a long, good life and was a respected member of his church, community and profession. My family’s connection, outside of cows and kids, was business: he,...
December 13, 2013 - 7:25am