• Josh Flint

    Reacting to Washington's Whims Is No Sunday Picnic

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on October 27, 2011

    When President Obama visited Wyffels Hybrids several months ago, Holly Spangler noted the first question came from farmer Rock Katschnig. In essence, Katschnig voiced his concern about additional regulations hindering the way he does business. In a very political manner, Obama asked for further clarification on the question. Then he somewhat sidestepped the question by saying Katschnig should work closely with the USDA on this topic. Well Mr. President, I wanted to revisit this topic…

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  • Josh Flint

    Corn Ethanol: Love It, Forget It, Vilify It

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on October 17, 2011

    It seems the volume of ethanol detractors’ voices are directly tied to corn prices. The markets go up, the critics get louder. One of the more recent thrashings has come with the introduction of H.R. 3097 from Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jim Costa (D-CA). The bill seeks to adjust the corn-based ethanol mandate in relation to the corn ending-stock-to-use ratio. Therefore, as we have less leftover corn, the mandate goes down. On paper it looks like this:  …

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    Tablets: From No Application, To Nifty Media Device, To Business Work Horse

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     by Josh Flint
     on October 7, 2011

    Well, I guess it’s about time I bought a tablet. I’ve wanted one for quite a while, but the $500 price point for Apple’s iPad was too steep for my liking. With Amazon’s new Kindle Fire set to launch next month for the low price of $200, I may have to jump on board. Several months prior to the iPad’s launch in April 2010, I remember wondering why anyone would want a tablet. They don’t have all the functionality of a laptop. They can’t make phone…

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