• P.J. Griekspoor

    Failure to Pass Farm Bill a Disappointment

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on September 21, 2012

    I got an Email today from 1st District Rep. Tim Huelskamp letting me know that that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to “Stop the War on Coal” on Friday before recessing until after the election in November. As far as I know, there is no looming deadline for stopping the war on coal. In fact, if part of the legislation is, as Huelskamp’s email indicated, prohibiting coal ash from being declared a hazardous waste material, it can probably…

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  • P.J. Griekspoor

    Where Were You That September Day?

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on September 11, 2012

    I was pretty busy with Husker Harvest Days and final deadline for Kansas Farmer, so I was able to spend most of today without thinking too much about the date, 9/11. Ignoring the memories of that horrific date weren’t so easy when I got back to the hotel tonight, turned on the television and caught up on messages on Facebook. I was in a unique place 11 years ago – a World Trade conference in Wichita at the Hyatt Convention Center. A Japanese trade group was in town and companies…

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