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John Block: Thanksgiving

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block We just celebrated another Thanksgiving. And we do have a lot to be thankful for. Our economy is roaring with GDP in the 3% range and near full employment. The best advantage that we have is that we don’t liv… Read More
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John Block: Thanksgiving 2016

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block I’m not talking about politics or President-Elect Donald Trump today.  Let’s be thankful for our good fortune to be here in America this Thanksgiving weekend.  The celebration of Thanksgiving dates back to… Read More
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The Ghost of Thanksgiving Future

By Nina Fedoroff, Ken Cassman and Marshall L. Matz, as published in the Des Moines Register The Ghost of Christmas Future is the most fearsome character in “The Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas story, giving Sc… Read More
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Stuffing Safety

It is that time of year again.  I don’t cook –and I continue to provide food safety advice for those of you that do.  Ah, it must be Thanksgiving.  Last year I provided some tips on thawing and cooking your Thanksgiving turkey.  I encourage y… Read More
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John Block: Bounty of Food

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving this year. The celebration of Thanksgiving dates back to our ancestors who settled this country. They didn’t have any of the comforts that we take for granted today. They were just thankful to have a roof ov… Read More
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A Safe Thanksgiving

I am always amazed each Thanksgiving that my friends have questions on “cooking turkey.”  I am even more amazed that they ask me questions, because I have a solid reputation for not being able to cook anything!  That said, perhaps they ask… Read More
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