• John Vogel

    Anti-GMOers Want To Rule Over Dairy Farmers By 'Mob Rule'

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     by John Vogel
     on July 17, 2013

    Last night, I shut off my television in disgust at the anger, illogic and threats of violence voiced by demonstrators over George Zimmerman "not guilty" verdict. But America's political and justice systems aren't the only institutions threatened by mob rule. Today, while quietly spooning up my Chobani Greek yogurt, my stomach churned while reading a Web release about a campaign to force Chobani to stop using milk from New York cows fed genetically-modified feeds. Like…

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    Farm Tractors Ain't What They Used To Be

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     by John Vogel
     on July 9, 2013

    First, my confession: Since wrestling with the wheel of an old red and gray 8N years ago, I haven't been overly fond of blue tractors. But this summer, New Holland gave Farm Progress Editorial Director Willie Vogt and me an exclusive under-the-hood and behind the wheel look at its shiny new Genesis T8 tractor. The 419-hp "baby" was a far cry from "old blue". With mind-spinning conveniences, alone, it soundly whipped the six-horse team pulling iron in a field…

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    What To Celebrate On July 4

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     by John Vogel
     on July 1, 2013

    As we gather for family or neighborhood picnics to celebrate the Fourth of July, it'll be easy for conversations to turn ugly. After all, Independence Day isn't what it used to be. Rather than me blogging on, I'll cede my pulpit to skinnied down, pithy insight from John Horvat II, a researcher, educator and international speaker on the U.S. socio-economic crisis. As he puts it, everyone around the picnic table seems ready and willing to complain about everything – well…

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