Opinion: Is half a loaf of bread better than none?

Many of my blog posts notwithstanding I root for big-agriculture.  I want them to succeed. At heart, I am a pragmatist that realizes big ag must be part of any solution to feed the world’s growing population.  But having said that there are specific things I believe big ag must do as part of its corporate identity.

Opinion: Smithfield may profit from U.S. China trade war

Generally speaking, pork barrel politics amounts to politicians trading favors to constituents or special interest groups for political support, often as campaign contributions. Pork barrel spending, better known as earmarks in federal spending bills, have surged in 2018. Who may be profiting this year? Smithfield Foods.

Opinion: CRISPR replacing GMOs – is it a good thing?

There’s a fast moving technological gene-editing technique called CRISPR that’s the center of a yet to be finalized massive patent fight and for which the U.S. government has no current oversight. As Dave Dickey writes, what can possibly go wrong?

Opinion: U.S. agriculture will be big loser in the steel-aluminum trade dispute

The POTUS says he is prepared to start a trade war with the world over U.S. steel and aluminum, imposing tariffs of 25 percent on foreign steel and 10 percent on foreign aluminum.

The White House is citing national security concerns for the tariffs.

But I’m here to tell you that if the tariffs come to fruition it will be U.S. agriculture that will suffer.  Bigly.