• John Vogel

    Did You Feel That?!

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on August 24, 2011

      Last night, I returned home after a two-day run down into Delaware and Eastern Shore Maryland. It was memorable for three reasons. First, I visited with a lot of very good people – all in agriculture. Didn't meet a sole I didn't like and didn't have something in common with. And when you talk with people outside of agriculture, you get an idea of how unusual it is. Second, as I pulled up next to the farm shop at Chesapeake Farms about 1 p.m., near Chestertown, Md., my SUV was…

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    Stock Market 'Bust': It Had To Happen!

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on August 8, 2011

      I won’t say, “I told you so.” But many stock market analysts have predicted an “economic armageddon” for several years. And I write this amid a market melt-down that makes the U.S. federal deficit look like pennies. And the finger-pointers are everywhere. Blame Bush? Nope, President Obama has done that too much to be effective. Blame the Greeks? Sorry, the media has been hearing that one for too long as well. Then blame Standard & Poors for knocking…

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