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Larry Dreiling is a senior field editor from Hays, Kan. He has been with the Journal since 1989. He can be reached by phone at 785-628-1117, or by e-mail at ldreiling@aol.com.


Ag's voice will still matter on Nov. 4

By Larry Dreiling Over the last few years, Washington pundits have been saying the rural demographic is shrinking and, with it, its power base. There will be some opportunities on Nov. 4 to show pundits

 




333 Articles:

OCT 20, 2014 —U.S. and Brazil resolve cotton trade fight

By Larry Dreiling The U.S. and Brazil have resolved a decade-long trade battle over subsidies Washington provided to U.S. cotton growers. The agreement announced Oct. 1 resolves a bitter trade f [Read More]



OCT 20, 2014 —Ag's voice will still matter on Nov. 4

By Larry Dreiling Over the last few years, Washington pundits have been saying the rural demographic is shrinking and, with it, its power base. There will be some opportunities on Nov. 4 to show pundits [Read More]



OCT 13, 2014 —Rural Mainstreet Index sinks for fourth straight month

By Larry Dreiling The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index moved to its lowest level in more than two years, according to the September survey of bank CEOs in rural [Read More]



OCT 6, 2014 —USDA announces $59 million in rural development loans and grants

By Larry Dreiling The selection of 85 utilities and development organizations for loans and grants to support rural business activities that will boost [Read More]



SEP 29, 2014 —Time is running out on some crop insurance signups

By Larry Dreiling The clock is ticking for most United States farmers to make their selections between three different crop insurance plans for the long term, and final planting d [Read More]



SEP 29, 2014 —Cargill sues Syngenta over corn trait issue

By Larry Dreiling Minnesota-based food processor Cargill Sept. 12 filed a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds, Inc., in Louisiana state court, seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its A [Read More]



SEP 29, 2014 —Vilsack announces conservation innovation grants

By Larry Dreiling Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Sept. 15 announced the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develo [Read More]



SEP 29, 2014 —World hunger falls, but 805 million still chronically undernourished

By Larry Dreiling About 805 million people in the world, or 1 in 9, suffer from hunger, according to a new United Nations report released Sept. [Read More]



SEP 22, 2014 —Farm safety is everyone's business

By Larry Dreiling Yes, your friendly farm editor with a desire to keep you safe is back at it again with another reminder about taking care of yourself, because it’s important to the world. A reminder from my f [Read More]



SEP 22, 2014 —Community solar array construction begins


SEP 15, 2014 —Roberts, Orman square off in debates


SEP 8, 2014 —USDA awards Value-Added Producer Grants to ag businesses


AUG 25, 2014 —Credit conditions remain solid despite lower farm income


AUG 25, 2014 —Russia bans food from West in reaction to sanctions


AUG 18, 2014 —APH unlikely for 2015 crop year, Vilsack says


AUG 18, 2014 —Be prepared for higher interest rates, Fed leader says (And this time, the prediction may really hap


AUG 11, 2014 —Farm real estate values up 8.1 percent


AUG 11, 2014 —Farm sector financing intensifies


AUG 11, 2014 —Roberts, Huelskamp, Pompeo win Kansas primaries


AUG 4, 2014 —Senate Republicans meet with EPA chief


AUG 4, 2014 —Huelskamp cites pro-farm record


AUG 4, 2014 —Talking past each other


JUL 28, 2014 —LaPolice out to challenge incumbent


JUL 21, 2014 —House ag panels examine farm bill, biotech


JUL 21, 2014 —Water Vision Team makes statewide trek


JUL 21, 2014 —Friends remind friends: Be careful


JUL 21, 2014 —The next-to-last place any farmer should visit is here


JUL 14, 2014 —Export-Import Bank backers seek to assist small ag entrepreneurs


JUL 7, 2014 —Can drip irrigation keep the prairie profitable?


JUN 30, 2014 —Senators seek support of farmers with prevented plant acres


JUN 30, 2014 —USDA awarding $6 million to aid farmers for new farm programs


JUN 23, 2014 —KSU-ARCH Wheat Day looks at stem sawfly


JUN 16, 2014 —EPA issues carbon emissions rule


JUN 9, 2014 —House panel votes to allow waivers on school meals while USDA announces school meal flexibility


JUN 9, 2014 —Sorghum checkoff funds new trait research


JUN 9, 2014 —Don't dismiss EPA rule's potential


JUN 2, 2014 —House ag funding bill considered


JUN 2, 2014 —Lesser prairie-chicken recovery effort begins


MAY 26, 2014 —Propane industry recovers from tough winter


MAY 26, 2014 —Here's to real heroes


MAY 12, 2014 —Wheat tour estimate is lowest in 18 years


MAY 12, 2014 —Mirta Martin named new FHSU president


MAY 12, 2014 —Game on to succeed Lucas


MAY 5, 2014 —GMO labeling bill introduced in Congress


MAY 5, 2014 —KRural kids seen as more obese, study shows


MAY 5, 2014 —KSU-ARCH celebrates Roundup centennial


MAY 5, 2014 —EPA's McCarthy seeks ag friends


MAY 5, 2014 —Bt corn refuge discussions continue


APR 28, 2014 —Anonymous FHSU donor pledges land valued at $2.5 million


APR 21, 2014 —UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems


APR 21, 2014 —Livestock indemnity sign-up starts April 15


APR 14, 2014 —Audit shows NASS crop report vulnerability


APR 14, 2014 —Vilsack: 'Tremendous progress' made on farm bill implementation


APR 14, 2014 —Livestock indemnity sign-up starts April 15


APR 7, 2014 —USDA out to help small and mid-sized farmers, Vilsack says


APR 7, 2014 —Rural Mainstreet economic index falls in March


APR 7, 2014 —EPA, Army Corps of Engineers proposing new water rules


APR 7, 2014 —Lesser prairie-chicken goes on threatened species list


MAR 31, 2014 —Trade groups want Japan to deal on TTP


MAR 31, 2014 —EPA, Army Corps of Engineers proposing new water rules


MAR 31, 2014 —Celebrating the centenary of a savior


MAR 24, 2014 —More cuts to FSA offices, crop insurance under Obama budget


MAR 24, 2014 —Ag budget is topic of hearings


MAR 17, 2014 —Corn, sorghum groups meet at farm bill's end


MAR 10, 2014 —EPA seeks tougher safety standards for farm workers


MAR 10, 2014 —Vilsack talks farm bill implementation


MAR 3, 2014 —KC Fed study: Lower corn prices highlight importance of liquidity


MAR 3, 2014 —Ag census shows boom in farm sales


MAR 3, 2014 —Researcher surveys cover crops into the future


FEB 24, 2014 —Study: Rural dental therapists help more patients


FEB 24, 2014 —Livestock drought rules first in farm bill


FEB 17, 2014 —Obama signs 'Swiss Army knife' farm bill


FEB 17, 2014 —USMEF's Seng looks at global competition


FEB 10, 2014 —Senate passes farm bill


FEB 3, 2014 —A weak start seen for rural economy in 2014


FEB 3, 2014 —It's done. It's done


FEB 3, 2014 —House passes farm bill


FEB 3, 2014 —ILC examines lost opportunities


JAN 27, 2014 —Farm bill negotiations continue


JAN 27, 2014 —Farmer designs one-of-a-kind planter


JAN 20, 2014 —Farm bill votes slip further down the calendar


JAN 13, 2014 —Farm bill planned for January, maybe


JAN 13, 2014 —Rural economy expanding at a healthy pace


JAN 6, 2014 —Economists offer wary views of ag economy


JAN 6, 2014 —Flinchbaugh delivers a history of farm programs


JAN 6, 2014 —Boehner not ready to make nice to conservatives


DEC 30, 2013 —Lawmakers frustrated, optimistic about farm bill


DEC 30, 2013 —National Western Complex becomes Center


DEC 23, 2013 —Farm bill negotiations continue along with 2008 law


DEC 16, 2013 —Farm bill extension now seen as likely


DEC 16, 2013 —Roberts out to show conservative bona fides


DEC 2, 2013 —Ghanaian cardinal seeks dialogue on hunger


DEC 2, 2013 —No progress seen in farm bill talks


DEC 2, 2013 —Oil boomtown creates challenges


NOV 25, 2013 —EPA's renewable fuels decision draws fire


NOV 25, 2013 —Farm bill conference tone is upbeat


NOV 25, 2013 —Ghanaian cardinal seeks dialogue on hunger


NOV 25, 2013 —Few smiles as rural areas struggle with dental care


NOV 18, 2013 —Branches jockey for farm bill positions


NOV 11, 2013 —Here, write a column that can make a difference


NOV 4, 2013 —Former agriculture secretaries deliver joint lecture


NOV 4, 2013 —Clarification


NOV 4, 2013 —Crop geneticists receive World Food Prize


NOV 4, 2013 —Farm bill conference begins


OCT 28, 2013 —Former agriculture secretaries deliver joint lecture


OCT 28, 2013 —Farm bill chiefs meet as shutdown ends


OCT 21, 2013 —House names farm bill conferees


OCT 14, 2013 —Mosaic brings Pursuit of 300 tour to far western Corn Belt


OCT 14, 2013 —Government shutdown in second week


OCT 7, 2013 —U.S. government shuts down, House votes to merge farm, nutrition bills


OCT 7, 2013 —Guns on the bar


SEP 30, 2013 —GOP prepares bill to cut SNAP by 5 percent


SEP 23, 2013 —Debate on nutrition section of stalled farm bill resumes


SEP 16, 2013 —Congress, primed on Syria, readies for farm bill fight


SEP 16, 2013 —Mid-America leading indicators up for August


SEP 9, 2013 —Health of immigrant farm workers examined


SEP 2, 2013 —Rural Mainstreet Index slips on prices


SEP 2, 2013 —KC Fed names new Omaha exec


SEP 2, 2013 —Net farm income seen to climb 6 percent


AUG 19, 2013 —Financing young, beginning farmers will continue to prove tough


AUG 12, 2013 —No food bill, no immigration, prior to recess


AUG 12, 2013 —GOP prepares bill to cut SNAP by 5 percent


AUG 5, 2013 —Rural voters split over government's role


AUG 5, 2013 —Study: Farm payments add to obesity trend


AUG 5, 2013 —Senate approves McCarthy to head EPA


AUG 5, 2013 —Unmanned aircraft are target of demonstration


AUG 5, 2013 —NTOTP hires new management, announces events


JUL 29, 2013 —NTOTP hires new management, announces events


JUL 29, 2013 —Budget-minded university harvests the wind for savings


JUL 22, 2013 —House OKs farm bill minus food stamps


JUL 15, 2013 —Farmland average values up 20 percent


JUL 15, 2013 —USDA chief of staff named to deputy post


JUL 15, 2013 —Cattlemen's Ball draws thousands


JUL 15, 2013 —House GOP failing to divide farm bill


JUL 15, 2013 —GOP drops nutrition programs from farm bill


JUL 15, 2013 —Quick Response codes to help first responders


JUL 8, 2013 —Cattlemen's Ball draws thousands


JUL 8, 2013 —In praise of the 195


JUL 8, 2013 —Has the rainy day arrived?


JUL 1, 2013 —House fails on the farm bill


JUN 17, 2013 —Senate approves farm bill by wide margin


JUN 10, 2013 —USDA predicts record ag trade


JUN 3, 2013 —Senate farm bill debate pushes onward


MAY 27, 2013 —House panel approves farm bill; Senate debate begins


MAY 20, 2013 —Food aid debate shows turf battles


MAY 20, 2013 —Senate ag panel approves farm bill


MAY 13, 2013 —Take the Lincoln Highway and travel through history


MAY 13, 2013 —Crane Watch Festival is March 21 to 30, 2014


MAY 13, 2013 —Wheat tour forecasts 313 million-bushel crop


MAY 6, 2013 —Rural economy bounces higher on home sales


MAY 6, 2013 —Vilsack discusses migration issues


APR 22, 2013 —25x'25 Alliance report looks at climate change


APR 15, 2013 —Mid-America business indicators climb


APR 8, 2013 —Farm workers should be included in immigration bill


APR 8, 2013 —Death rates found higher in rural hospitals


APR 1, 2013 —Congress passes budgets, Obama's up next


MAR 25, 2013 —Little policy tweaking at Commodity Classic


MAR 18, 2013 —Vilsack discusses sequestration at Commodity Classic


FEB 25, 2013 —Senate announcements shake things up


FEB 25, 2013 —Obama, in State of the Union, talks rural--once


FEB 18, 2013 —Work for the soil, scientist says


FEB 11, 2013 —States get tougher on air standards


FEB 11, 2013 —'Let's best tell our story,' animal scientist says


FEB 11, 2013 —National Western attendance declines


FEB 4, 2013 —U.S. beef market to Japan expands



FEB 4, 2013 —House Aggies make short work of organizing


JAN 28, 2013 —Soil sampling gets on-the-go


JAN 28, 2013 —House Aggies make short work of organizing


JAN 14, 2013 —Who's in, who's out--2013 edition


JAN 7, 2013 —National Western commits to staying in Denver


JAN 7, 2013 —How I spent my Christmas holidays


DEC 24, 2012 —Report: Farm bill more unlikely than ever


DEC 17, 2012 —Flinchbaugh: No farm bill seen until April


DEC 10, 2012 —Huelskamp removed from House ag committee


DEC 3, 2012 —Community works to keep its town thriving


NOV 26, 2012 —Father of drip irrigation wins World Food Prize


NOV 5, 2012 —I'm still not tired


NOV 5, 2012 —Cantor commits to farm bill vote


OCT 29, 2012 —Obama, Romney stake out farm views to seek your vote


OCT 8, 2012 —Farm bill expires; Renewal uncertain


OCT 8, 2012 —Alltech examines global future of food


OCT 1, 2012 —Congress exits Washington minus farm bill passage


SEP 24, 2012 —Hundreds attend 'Farm Bill Now' rally


SEP 10, 2012 —Farm Bill Now coalition pushes for new legislation


SEP 3, 2012 —What convention season tells us


AUG 20, 2012 —Ag lending booms, but will a bust follow?


AUG 20, 2012 —No way to pick your poison


AUG 13, 2012 —House passes livestock disaster relief bill, leaves D.C.


JUL 30, 2012 —Vilsack announces more drought help


JUL 23, 2012 —House committee approves farm bill


JUL 16, 2012 —Championing access to health care


JUL 16, 2012 —New drugs take over rural America


JUL 16, 2012 —House Aggies release farm bill draft


JUL 9, 2012 —In the new world of futures trading Money never sleeps


JUL 9, 2012 —Senate farm bill a good first step


JUL 2, 2012 —Senate passes farm bill


JUN 25, 2012 —Food assistance battles highlight farm bill debate


JUN 18, 2012 —Volunteer fire station built with USDA funds


JUN 18, 2012 —National Western Stock Show names new chairman


JUN 11, 2012 —Farm bill debate begins on Senate floor


JUN 4, 2012 —Cover crops, livestock assist no-till


MAY 21, 2012 —Drought a topic of KSU-ARCH Roundup


MAY 14, 2012 —Project aims to save water


MAY 14, 2012 —Wheat tour posts optimistic number


MAY 7, 2012 —Experts' letter sparks Bt corn refuge discussion


MAY 7, 2012 —Senate ag panel passes farm bill


MAY 7, 2012 —DOL nixes proposed child farm labor rule


APR 30, 2012 —Some stop the presses moments


APR 16, 2012 —New drone aircraft to act as crop scout


APR 9, 2012 —Sorghum producers meet in Nashville


APR 9, 2012 —Proposed animal ID rule seen as flexible


MAR 26, 2012 —Search for drought, cold tolerance goes global


MAR 26, 2012 —Search for drought, cold tolerance goes global


MAR 19, 2012 —Vilsack seeks estate tax changes


FEB 20, 2012 —No-till seen as a dynamic system


FEB 20, 2012 —Long-time no-till pro offers a Top 10


FEB 13, 2012 —CSU Animal Sciences is a cash cow, new chair tells CCA


FEB 13, 2012 —Feeder leader looks at state of U.S. cowherd


FEB 6, 2012 —Controversy swirls around potential GPS interference


JAN 30, 2012 —Cattle-Fax's Blach: A great time to be in the cattle industry


JAN 2, 2012 —The unsung hero of wheat


DEC 26, 2011 —Ag statistics service looks at budget


DEC 5, 2011 —Higher farmland values reflect new economy


DEC 5, 2011 —I'm not tired


NOV 28, 2011 —Farm policy expert offers take on legislation


NOV 21, 2011 —Employment opportunities abound in ag equipment technology


NOV 14, 2011 —Switchgrass ethanol research looks to yield big benefits


OCT 31, 2011 —Leaders receive World Food Prize


OCT 10, 2011 —Taking advantage


SEP 26, 2011 —Rural health care for seniors at a crossroads


SEP 12, 2011 —Military assistance a growing role for Extension


SEP 5, 2011 —Farm bill hearing a too-good-to-be-true event


SEP 5, 2011 —Farm bill hearing reflects 'tough decisions' ahead


AUG 29, 2011 —Historic launch held for AGCO products


AUG 22, 2011 —Economy to grow at 'modest pace'


JUL 11, 2011 —National Western Stock Show to make move east


JUL 11, 2011 —'Doing what it takes' leads business growth


JUN 20, 2011 —Let's wait and see with Rural Council


MAY 2, 2011 —Vilsack questions proposed budget cuts


MAY 2, 2011 —Bt corn offers benefit to non-transgenic growers


APR 25, 2011 —Red tape gripes aired at rural summit


APR 11, 2011 —Old crop grain means more safety headaches





MAR 28, 2011 —Vilsack, Lucas, claim farm bill cooperation


MAR 28, 2011 —Classic leaders show unity


MAR 21, 2011 —Cold, drought tolerant hybrids ahead


MAR 14, 2011 —CSU leader reassures ag leaders


MAR 7, 2011 —Likely dry weather may mean more sunflower insects


MAR 7, 2011 —Humane care can prove profitable


FEB 7, 2011 —Innovation, education seen at No-till on the Plains


JAN 17, 2011 —When it comes to effective chemical application, nozzles matter


JAN 10, 2011 —Grant now in planning mode


JAN 10, 2011 —Geographers revisit Buffalo Commons


JAN 3, 2011 —Communication key to estate planning


DEC 27, 2010 —Tractor 'retirement' hobby becomes a business


DEC 27, 2010 —UNL, Bayer CropScience to partner on wheat-breeding research


DEC 27, 2010 —Agriculture advocates address producers


DEC 13, 2010 —A GIPSA scene I'd love to see


DEC 6, 2010 —Banks have money to loan, with USDA help


NOV 29, 2010 —Fed's Hoenig continues contrarian stand


NOV 22, 2010 —Promise of broadband expansion comint true


NOV 8, 2010 —Who's in, who's out and what to watch for--again


NOV 8, 2010 —TCFA focuses on GIPSA comments


OCT 25, 2010 —A lesson on my 'new' birthday


AUG 23, 2010 —Banker, ranch owner, says ag lending comes naturally


AUG 16, 2010 —Banker, ranch owner, says ag lending comes naturally


AUG 9, 2010 —Rapid response efforts gain momentum


JUL 19, 2010 —For political junkies, it's Christmas in July


JUL 5, 2010 —Communities mourn after fatal elevator collapse


JUN 28, 2010 —Sorghum food workshop draws scientific arena


JUN 21, 2010 —CPR reductions mean changes


MAY 17, 2010 —Wheat tour guess within distance of USDA guess


MAY 10, 2010 —Ag leaders in war of the words


MAY 10, 2010 —Winery opening continues segment expansion


APR 19, 2010 —Policy specialists discuss farm bill


APR 5, 2010 —Efficient irrigation increases profits


MAR 29, 2010 —Don't kill innovation


MAR 29, 2010 —Commodity leaders offer perspectives


MAR 15, 2010 —"Nervous" Vilsack addresses Commodity Classic


MAR 15, 2010 —Researchers on path for herbicide-resistant sorghum


MAR 1, 2010 —EPA stops use of effective insecticide


MAR 8, 2010 —EPA stops use of effective insecticide


MAR 1, 2010 —EPA stops use of effective insecticide


FEB 15, 2010 —NTOTP brings ag activism forward


FEB 15, 2010 —Ex-NATO commander now marching for ethanol


JAN 11, 2010 —State governments should be center of attention


DEC 28, 2009 —NC debuts consumer membership


DEC 7, 2009 —Bankers should focus on the future


NOV 30, 2009 —Time for counties to get professional


NOV 23, 2009 —Retailers offer views to TCFA


NOV 9, 2009 —High tech research seeks climate change answers down on the farm


OCT 19, 2009 —Colorado Wheat, ConAgra launch new program


OCT 12, 2009 —Cool summer weather means fall harvest is behind normal


SEP 14, 2009 —Taking action against TIME


SEP 14, 2009 —AGCO adds five new RoGator models while Spra-Coupe goes for gold


AUG 24, 2009 —Main Street banks teach Wall Street how to do business


JUL 13, 2009 —DJ is one-man big band for farm products


JUN 29, 2009 —Farmer, physician, soldier donates land for wildlife


JUN 1, 2009 —Please, bankers, no repeat of the 1980s


MAY 25, 2009 —Bank failure fallout is topic of Vilsack stop


MAY 18, 2009 —Wheat tour guess pegged at 40.8 bushels


MAY 18, 2009 —See, we aren't so darned idiotic, after all!


MAY 18, 2009 —Hays is a best place in so many ways


APR 20, 2009 —Intensive early stocking helps season-long pastures


MAR 30, 2009 —USCP taking the bull by the horns, chair says


MAR 30, 2009 —Sorghum is the "comeback kid," NSP chairman says


MAR 30, 2009 —Producers share views in Classic general session


MAR 16, 2009 —Tom, one fat kid to another, let's talk


MAR 16, 2009 —Study examines biomass harvesting, water quality


MAR 9, 2009 —Trimble offers new guidance solutions in, out of the field


MAR 2, 2009 —NTOTP considers no-till marketing


FEB 16, 2009 —ILC examines new marketing trends


FEB 9, 2009 —Vets hatch new attack on old disease


FEB 2, 2009 —Vilsack extends comment period for payment limitation rule


JAN 26, 2009 —Farm leadership moves to next generation


JAN 19, 2009 —Come on already! We're planning for the 2010 elections?!?!


JAN 12, 2009 —Who's in, who's out and what to watch for in Washington


JAN 12, 2009 —Shop, sheds, hold place for enthusiast


JAN 5, 2009 —Shop, sheds, hold place for enthusiast


DEC 15, 2008 —Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust Championship


DEC 15, 2008 —CCA concerned about hike in thefts


DEC 15, 2008 —Berries and cherries and basil, oh pie!


DEC 1, 2008 —Rural communities have tools for success at hand


NOV 10, 2008 —Obama's pick for agriculture secretary


SEP 15, 2008 —Trauma center brings "golden hour" luster to rural health care


SEP 15, 2008 —Know a surgeon? Pass this on


SEP 1, 2008 —Kansas corn growers, EPIC, serve up new ethanol blends


JUL 7, 2008 —Twenty tears later-- Hard white wheat's demise is a mere exaggeration


JUN 23, 2008 —0618CCAmeet08cut.ld


JUN 16, 2008 —Workshop looks at low-carbon economy


JUN 2, 2008 —Biofuels co-product feeding is Roundup topic


MAY 12, 2008 —Royal Gorge Country offers plenty for the eye

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