Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Monday, September 21, 2020

Articles by Marshall Matz

African agriculture seizes the moment

Last week, 2,000 delegates convened at the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya with the singlePminded passion to scale up African agriculture. The African Green Revolution Forum (the Forum) included heads of state (and former heads of state), the African Union&
Read More

The Bridger-Teton National Forest

For almost thirty years, August has meant returning to Jackson, Wyoming, the Grand Teton National Park, the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Yellowstone ecosystem. It is fishing, hiking, photography, reading under the aspens, the Grand Teton Music Festi
Read More

Crop Insurance: Priority #1

No matter who wins this November`s presidential election, one of the first items facing a new Secretary of Agriculture will be developing a 2018 Farm Bill, a process sure to begin early in 2017. As we start that effort, its worth noting that for all its rich diversity, Amer
Read More

The Global Food Security Act

The Global Food Security Act is intended to make the @Feed the Future@ program a permanent program, locked into statute. It is on the goal line in Congress thanks to bipartisan leadership and cooperation between both Agriculture Committees and the two Foreign Relations Committees
Read More

George McGovern: My Turn

Every election year, former Senator George McGovern (SD), the 1972 Democratic Nominee for President, seems to find his way back into the news, and this one, 2016, more than most. Comparisons come up routinely between McGovern`s 1972 campaign against the Viet
Read More

Genetic Labeling: Take #2

The State of Vermont has passed a statute mandating the labeling of genetically engineered foods as of July 1, 2016. Other states have considered and are considering similar legislation. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to preempt all state legislation
Read More

Wheat Faces a Double Challenge

The 150,000 to 180,000 wheat farmers in America are facing a double-barrel challenge: 1. The declining role and power of agriculture generally; and 2. The declining position of wheat farmers compared to both foreign competition and compared
Read More

Bernie on Agriculture

Bernie Sanders is right on target when it comes to rural development, but his positions on agriculture miss the mark, writes Marshall Matz, former chair of the Obama for president committee on agriculture
Read More