Help For Struggling Millionaires Is On the Way

Help For Struggling Millionaires Is On the Way

It isn’t easy being a millionaire these days, especially if you’ve got less than $20 million. Fortunately, Congress is watching out for you. Yes, the Republican tax cut bonanza targets lower end millionaires for special relief. Now those struggling to scrape by with...
Wall Street Sodbusters

Wall Street Sodbusters

I love the names: Bobcat Farm, Golden Eagle Ranch, Long Prairie, Ten Mile Farm. They conjure up Americana, the old homestead, and our rich rural culture. Less bucolic, however, is the fact that all those farms are part of a massive Wall Street investment scheme called...
Gold-plated Tractors for Gentlemen Farmers

Gold-plated Tractors for Gentlemen Farmers

Let’s talk tractors — the sturdy workhorses of agriculture. I’ve been around them since I was just a tyke — there’s even a Kodak snapshot of three-year-old me sitting proudly at the wheel of the Farmall tractor my Uncle Ernest used for years to work...
Say It, Don’t Spray It

Say It, Don’t Spray It

A friend of mine is a farmer out in Montana. She’s also eight months pregnant with her first child. Recently she looked out her window and saw a worker spraying pesticides on her neighbor’s farm. Concerned for the health of her baby, she called the...
The Case for Making Foreign Aid a Two-Way Street

The Case for Making Foreign Aid a Two-Way Street

What if I told you there was a lot in Africa that was going right? Now, I don’t mean programs that are successfully handing out food aid, treating malaria, or preventing elephant poaching, although I’m sure some of those are succeeding too. I mean...
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