• John Vogel

    Time For An American 'Agrarian Spring' Over ObamaCare

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     by John Vogel
     on August 30, 2013

    Pundits and experts, alike, wrestle with whether to fix or put ObamaCare out of its misery. But in listening to so many angry, common-sensed people of agricuIture, I believe it's due for a mercy killing. Here’s why a civilized American version of the "Arab Spring" is necessary to restore this country to "we the people". And, it must reach beyond ObamaCare. The Affordable Care Act isn't even out the chute, and it's already bleeding red ink &ndash…

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  • John Vogel

    Life Can Change In A Blink

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     by John Vogel
     on August 9, 2013

    Last week, while traveling in New York's North Country, I was reminded just how quickly life can profoundly change. And, I'm not talking about winning a lottery. A week ago, a very serious accident on a dairy farm shook every member of a widely respected family – the Porters of Porterdale Farms at Adams Center – and their surrounding community. The family, if you'll recall, graced American Agriculturist's cover in August 2011 after being named…

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