Sr Field Editor
High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
Larry lives in Hays, Kansas.
By the time members of Congress read this column (Yes, members and their staffs read this publication just like you.), they’ll be finishing their Easter/Passover break and heading back to Washington.
A few years ago, I was asked by the then dean of the business college at Fort Hays State University to begin teaching some courses in journalism (which is under the college’s umbrella). A couple of years ago, FHSU’s college of science, technology and math has since asked me to teach a lunch …
Washington, D.C., as I write this on Feb. 20, is shut down, and no, it’s not due to the hand of man.
The last few days have put me in a state of great confusion. It’s put me into a mood of deep philosophizing, so excuse me if I use an allocation of space on this page to do some philosophizing.
When I was little, I used a lot of stall tactics to keep from going to bed. I used to tell my dad I wanted to watch the 10 p.m. news, because I wanted to follow the tempo of Denver anchor Bob Palmer, who I wanted to be just like when I grew up.
Back in 1980, a certain presidential candidate asked a simple question of the people watching him and his opponent debate. It’s a pretty good question. There is a certain simplicity in asking yourself that good question that can be used over and over to shape your decision making for whom to…
The “Big Four” of farm bill negotiations came out of their meeting striding out arm in arm like that scene in “The Wizard Of Oz” when Dorothy and her three friends decided to follow the yellow brick road as they went off to see the wonderful wizard.
As the process toward a compromise farm bill enters the home stretch, with the possibility of an extension until after the elections, it will likely fall on the shoulders of the “big four” of conference—the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees.
In his last few rallies, President Donald Trump has praised farmers’ and ranchers’ patience as a plethora of retaliatory tariffs have kicked in against them.