By Richard Oswald
Richard Oswald puts pencil to paper and tallies up the reasons why more and more young people can't afford to farm.
For small towns with "Quick Stop" economies, the current federal rules for school testing and funding don't work and won't work. Richard Oswald of Atchison County, Missouri, describes the lay of the land.
Richard Oswald, a Langdon, Missouri, farmer, reminds us that the nation depends on rural communities and that the health of rural communities depends on a wise Farm Bill.
Farmers, steelmakers and consumers met in Ames, Iowa, last week to talk about global trade and the American economy.