Muddy rivers? Don’t blame farmers

Taken from The Land article, November 26, 2010

When people hear that I’m an advocate of high-yield farming to feed the world and protect the environment, assertions of farm runoff into the rivers are raised to support charges against modern farming methods.

Urban dwellers, even some of my rural neighbors, tell me their concerns about […]

U.S. cannot afford ethanol subsidies

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE | Last update: December 12, 2010 – 4:53 PM

‘I‘m Al Gore, and I’m an alcoholic.”

No, that’s not exactly how the former vice president began his recent mea culpa on alternative energy. But he admitted he had an unwise dependence on alcohol — corn-based ethanol as an ingredient in auto […]