News Mentions

Alan receives praise for his keynote address at Wisconsin Farmers Union Annual Convention

“A featured guest at the convention banquet was Alan Guebert, whose weekly column, The Farm and Food File, appears in over 70 newspapers. And I like this guy. He told the conventioneers to resist the current fad of being called “producers” and embrace the title of “farmers.” Farmers will gather increasing respect, he argued, if […]

Source: Wisconsin Farmers Union

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Alan begins bi-weekly column for Daily Yonder

In addition to his weekly syndicated column Farm and Food File, Alan begins a bi-weekly column for the online publication Daily Yonder.

Source: Daily Yonder

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From Environmental Working Group’s Policy Plate blog

Alan Guebert, Farm and Food File columnist, quotes The Atlantic in his take on crop insurance: “From 2000 to 2010, ‘taxpayers contributed more than $42 billion’ to the 15 private companies’ that administer the program…”

Source: Environmental Working Group

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From Environmental Working Group’s Policy Plate blog

“Farm and Food File columnist Alan Guebert gets right to the point with concerns about crop insurance in the farm bill.  An excerpt: The Senate’s Farm Bill is like trading sugar water for Kool-Aid. It’s a sweet deal for farmers, but it’s just more empty spending by Congress.”

Source: Environmental Working Group

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Triple Crisis Blog praises Alan for his recent column on corporate interest in ag

“Journalist Alan Guebert, in a recent syndicated column, explains how this reform effort, like so many others in the last two years, has been largely gutted in a polarized Washington awash in lobbying money.”

Source: Triple Crisis Blog

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Commentary in Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois

“Alan Guebert’s column in Monday’s Journal-Courier correctly notes that the problem of the Keystone XL pipeline route through Nebraska was largely solved by that state’s legislature.”

Source: Journal-Courier

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University of Illinois College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) alumni profile

“[Guebert] believes he has excelled as a stay-at-home columnist due to his love of reading as well as his self-discipline. ‘I have worked for myself for more than 25 years. That wouldn’t be remotely possible if I weren’t disciplined to go to my office every day, never fail, and work, work, work,’ he said.”

Source: University of Illinois

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Chris Steinbach, Editor of The Muscatine Journal, praises Alan Guebert’s assessment

Chris Steinbach, Editor of The Muscatine Journal, praises Alan Guebert’s assessment of our current political landscape while encouraging readers to cast their ballots on Election Day.
“In a column today on page 1C, syndicated columnist Alan Guebert says we have the government we deserve. ‘We handed off our responsibilities for neighbors, communities and the nation to a class of […]

Source: Muscatine Journal

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Beef Checkoff CEO Resigns

“Recent documents from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association reveal a wide-ranging rift over possible reforms and changes to the checkoff. Columnist Alan Guebert highlighted those problems last month, and posted related documents on his website.”

Source: US Food Policy Blog

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