Jack Block: This and That August 2018

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Good news – ethanol exports are up 33% so far this year. By year’s end, we should exceed last year’s record of 1.38 billion gallons. Turn to hogs – we have raised hogs on my farm all my life. I know that… Read More
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“Milk” Comes from Breasts/Udders

According to the Wall Street Journal: “Organic milk sales have cooled as the very shoppers who drove demand for the specialty product not long ago move on to newer alternatives, leaving dairy sellers and producers grappling with oversupply….Now,… Read More
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John Block: Two Issues

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block “Trump’s Tax Plan Would Spur Growth” – that is the headline in a recent Wall Street Journal paper. First, let me say that President Trump’s tax reform plan is not very specific. I think that is good. T… Read More
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John Block: Raw Milk

By John R. Block “Got raw milk? Well, don’t drink it! …Too many people are risking their health and the health of their children unnecessarily.” Those are the words of Dr. Richard Raymond, former U.S. Department of Agriculture Und… Read More
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The Raw Milk Debate

Recently, with the ahead-of-print release of the Center’s for Disease Control’s (CDC) study, “Increased Outbreaks Associated with Nonpasteurized Milk, United States, 2007–2012” which will be published in January in the Emerging Infectious D… Read More
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Farm Bill Redefines Dairy and Trade Activities

By Nathan Fretz On February 7, the President signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the “Farm Bill”) into law. Over a series of blog posts, we will focus on various provisions within the Farm Bill, with a particular focus on some of the provisions… Read More
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