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Global Stewards of the Earth

Heirs’ property rights; ERS move to Kansas; cut-backs in buy-outs; ethanol waivers, raging fires in Brazil;  new US-Sino tariffs—not a good week for agriculture, global stewards of the earth.  The …

World Food Day 2020

FAO’s slogan for World Food Day 2020 is “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. — Our actions are our future.” And yet, the world is beset by geopolitical trade wars, COVID-19, an …

Global Ag Beware!

The CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) released a report on climate risk in the US financial system.  Of 53 recommendations, the cliffhanger is : “Climate change poses a major risk …

Weather Unkind to US Ag

Signs of climate change or not, erratic and unfavorable weather conditions in the US have not been kind to US ag this year. And politics has come to the rescue …

Surviving on Subsidies

Great article in St. Louis Post Dispatch on costs to farmers of trade war with China and dependence on US farm subsidies for impact of pandemic.  We said it before …

GIC’s Sustainable Ag Campaign

The Phase I agreement with China is not the rescue package American farms need, and subsidies help but don’t sustain. GIC’s sustainable ag campaign focuses on building new sources of …