Tag Archives: Iowa farmers

Argentina And China Make Deal On Soymeal

It seems like every week farmers suffer another kick in the ass as an outgrowth of the current president’s ill advised and poorly conceived trade war with China. This week brought the news that China and Argentina agreed to a … Continue reading

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Trumps Tariffs, Iowa Farmers And The Amazon Rain Forest Fires

Elections really do have consequences! Do you think any of this would have happened had Hillary Clinton, the highest vote getter, become president? Ohio farmer Christopher Gibbs discusses the effects of Trump trade policies on the Chris Hayes Show of … Continue reading

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Trump Supporting Farmers Are Not Necessarily Being “Patriotic”

What a messed up frame on this issue by Iowa Press.  So apparently a farmer at a Demcoratic candidate town hall said something like, “we’re being asked to be patriotic…”  Unclear exactly what that means, but nonetheless that was how … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Bill of Rights Rally This Weekend

From  J.D. Scholten info@scholten4iowa.com On March 30, at 10:30 am, at the Storm Lake High School gym, Family Farm Action will be hosting the Farmer’s Bill of Rights rally (see info here). The rally will take place before the first … Continue reading

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Farmers Are Worried About Climate Change

theguardian.com Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to extreme weather – yet it’s not part of the political conversation by Art Cullen Farmers around here are itching to go after that amber … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack To Trump EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: “Farmers Are Very Disappointed”

Hardship waivers for oil refineries.  No, you can’t make it up.  Listen to this rapid fire questioning of Scott Pruitt by Iowa’s only Democrat.  Watch how the congressman doesn’t allow Pruitt to filibuster away his Q&A time. Iowa needs to … Continue reading

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Iowa's Culture of Climate Change

David Biello of Slate wrote an opinion piece in Newsday titled, “Why Don’t Farmers Believe in Climate Change,” on July 16. Link to the article here or here, but here’s a spoiler alert: it’s the Farm Bureau. I commented on … Continue reading

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: The Fate Of American Agriculture, Immigration Reform, Snowden

Dear Friends, Welcome to Des Moines, capital of the new colonial outpost.  Yes, I’m afraid it’s true. Just as European governmental powers extracted the wealth of Africa, Asia and the Americas in previous centuries (note: see Bruce Rastetter for details … Continue reading

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Iowa Farmers Oppose Nuclear Power

WILTON—About 65 people gathered at the Wilton Community Center last night to view a screening of the documentary, “The Atomic States of America,” hosted by the group Saving America’s Farmland and Environment (S.A.F.E.). Attendees also heard an update from two … Continue reading

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Congressman Braley To Host Emergency Telephone Town Hall On Iowa Drought

Braley will talk with farmers about the drought’s effect on agriculture in eastern Iowa Washington, DC – On Thursday, July 19, 2012, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) will host an emergency telephone town hall with Iowa farmers to discuss the Iowa … Continue reading

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