Monthly Archives: July 2004

Can the Farm Credit System Be Saved?

Dennis Avery One of America’s biggest federal farm credit institutions may be sold to a private Dutch bank. Rabobank, already one of the world’s largest banks and probably its biggest agricultural lender, has made an offer for Farm Credit Services … Continue reading

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Is High-Yield Farming Worth Saving?

Presentation to the Illinois Farm Bureau Commodity Conference: Is High-Yield Farming Worth Saving? Dennis Avery . . . farms obliterate empty places, ploughed fields vanquish forests, herds drive out wild beasts. . . and there are such great cities where … Continue reading

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A New American Medical Malpractice Celebrity?

Dennis Avery As John Edwards, medical malpractice millionaire, runs for Vice President, America is welcoming another medical malpractice celebrity. Dr. Andrew Wakefield is being run out of Britain after claiming-without evidence-that the standard measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine causes autism … Continue reading

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Are Bleached Corals Dying, Or Restocking Their Pantries?

Dennis Avery Woeful cries have arisen from the environmental community over bleaching coral reefs around the world. The eco-activists say they’re dying, due to global warming and higher sea temperatures. And it’s true that corals bleach when the water temperature … Continue reading

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Does the National Geographic Want Low-Yield Farming or Wildlife?

Dennis Avery The National Geographic has a love affair with low-yield farming. Granted, primitive farming tends to be much more picturesque than tractors or galvanized-metal grain bins. However, one of the Geographic’s recent articles even praises a U.S. Midwestern farmer … Continue reading

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