• John Vogel

    Send President Obama 'Back To The Farm'

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     by John Vogel
     on September 29, 2012

    First off, this commentary is my opinion – one I believe is the most important of my career. Four years ago, the last line of my “Food for Thought” column read: If motivating people were the sole reason for voting, [Barack] Obama deserves to win. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, U.S. voters will go to the polls for another presidential election. The outcome will have a huge impact on America’s future, agriculture and your farm. That’s why I’m overcoming my aversion to…

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    Germany's Farm Potentials For The Northeast

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on September 19, 2012

    My wife and I are very glad to be home again after two weeks of traveling my ancestral homeland in southern Germany. In the 1860’s, my great grandfather bravely left the house/barn he was born in to come to America. We went to the region in hope of finding that original home and enjoying learning more about my heritage. In the process, we learned a few things that may be in the future of agriculture in the Northeast. While I couldn’t find that home, many such combination…

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    What For The Farm When The U.S. Dollar Collapses

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     by John Vogel
     on September 7, 2012

    Last week, I received a thoughtful email from a 25-year-old Missouri farmer regarding an opinion I wrote in March 2011 titled “When the U.S. dollar collapses . . ..” He recently re-read the article and wondered if the dollar is less threatened today. And he asked: “Where do you think our politicians stand on the importance of the Farm Bill, crop insurance and the nutrition programs that we all know are taken advantage of to their max by lazy and unconcerned individuals who…

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