Stop the stupidity

Just in case you need another reason to make your blood boil, a story in Farmers Weekly reports that “celebrities” are calling for governments to shift away from subsidies for livestock producers to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. They claim that livestock production is the largest contributor to climate change. Give me a break. I […]

Vilsack counters EU ‘farm to fork’ strategy; EU groups raise productivity concerns

Speaking to reporters by telephone from the G-20 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting in Florence, Italy, on Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he is trying to encourage other countries to join the United States in a Coalition for Productivity Growth to “counter” the European Union’s Farm to Fork sustainability strategy. Vilsack said there are fears that […]

WOTUS rears its ugly head, again

So two weeks ago the president told us that the greatest threat to the United States is systemic racism. Last week he told the Europeans that the greatest threat to the U.S. is climate change. That brings about another topic that is not popular with the agricultural producers. Remember WOTUS or the Waters of the […]

2 issues trying my patience

I want to address a couple of issues in this week’s editor’s note. The first issue concerns a sentence in President Biden’s address to the joint session of congress. “Look, but think about it: There is simply no reason why the blades for wind turbines can’t be built in Pittsburgh instead of Beijing. No reason. […]

Wolves and 30×30 news

While Colorado is preparing to reintroduce wolves into the state, even though there are already wolves in the state according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Idaho legislature has approved legislation to allow the state to hire private contractors to kill 90 percent of its wolf population. That would reduce the wolf population from about […]