Category Archives: Frances Thicke

Francis Thicke: “We Have Broken The Relationship Between Plants And Soil”

Grass-based, organic dairy farmer Francis Thicke can be followed on Facebook.  

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Francis Thicke Presents The Other Side Of Ethanol At Branstad’s Hearing

UPDATE:  Today Iowa Public Radio’s program River To River with Ben Kieffer will be about corn ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Standards controversy. The program runs from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. Francis Thicke will be one of the guests … Continue reading

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Don't put Iowa's Farmers at Risk from Costly Nuclear Power

by Francis Thicke As we approach the first anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear tragedy in Japan, it is a fitting time to remember the human costs after several nuclear reactors melted down in Fukushima. Hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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No Iowa Dairy for President Clinton

President Bill Clinton was on the Daily Show recently promoting his new book, Back to Work. He looks frail, but engaged in life. I got into an argument with a Hillary Clinton supporter during the run up to the 2008 … Continue reading

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Will FrancisThicke Run For Secretary Of Agriculture Again?

Thicke for Agriculture Since the election … Dear Friends, Since the election I have had opportunities to visit with many of you who supported my campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. I appreciate your words of encouragement to continue my … Continue reading

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Another Blog for Iowa Review of Francis Thicke's Book

Another Blog for Iowa Review of Francis Thicke's Book by Paul Deaton The message in Francis Thicke's recent book, A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture, is clear: plan for the end of cheap oil in agriculture. One has … Continue reading

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A Blog for Iowa 350 Day Message

A Blog for Iowa 350 Day Message by Paul Deaton “an idea, a relationship, can go extinct, just like an animal or a plant. The idea in this case is 'nature,' the separate and wild province, the world apart from … Continue reading

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Maria Muldaur Kicks Off 5-City Concert Tour For Francis Thicke’s Ag Secretary Campaign

Maria Muldaur Kicks Off 5-City Concert Tour For Francis Thicke’s Ag Secretary Campaign Thickeforagriculture.comBlues singer Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesianna Band kick off a “New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture” concert tour in Bettendorf Friday, Oct. 8, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Iowa Farm Energy & Francis Thicke

Sustainable Iowa Farm Energy & Francis Thicke by Paul Deaton Francis Thicke, candidate to be Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture, was in Solon, Iowa this week discussing his vision for Iowa food and agriculture with a group of local residents and … Continue reading

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A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture

Francis Thicke Holds A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture: Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century by Francis Thicke, Ph.D.A Book Review by: Patrick BosoldHave the recent egg recalls and the … Continue reading

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