We're Not That Special

Now that we have a pesky presidential election that some in the media feel worth is covering, there have been a flood of stories about the preferences of rural voters. Evidently we are a critical “bloc” in the next election. I suppose I can live with that.

Back in the Saddle

There has been a series of Senate farm bill articles over the past weeks, and we’re going to do our best to give them their due. Now is the time to wade into the wonkishness, read the tea leaves, and generally try to understand the disparate bits of news that trickled out of the Senate Ag Committee last week. The basic, underlying point: nobody has any clue how the Senate farm bill process will turn out. None. And don’t believe anyone who tells you different. But there are some clear po

In the Mood to Digest

Dairy Queen over at Ethicurean does such a good job of piquing our interest every week with her tantalizing leads to news, views, and commentary on food and agriculture, that she's inspired us to do some Digesting of our own. To our delight, Dairy Queen likes our Digesting, and has invited us to share her esteemed Digesting space. Here's the meat of the first edition:


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