Tagged with USDA

The Issue with Draining the Swamp

The Issue with Draining the Swamp

By Zachary Blevins Build the wall. Lock her up. Make America Great Again. These phrases are hallmark of President-elect Trump’s election. With so much frenzy around the Trump campaign, these phrases, in my opinion, didn’t receive the complete analysis they deserved. So, I’d like to break one of these down: Drain the Swamp Washington DC … Continue reading

If Labels Were Everywhere

If Labels Were Everywhere

By Jon Lueth Did you have a burger today? You’re welcome from the USDA. That Easy Mac you just made (ok, I just made), you’re welcome from the USDA. Those grapes you ate for lunch? You guessed it, you’re welcome again from the USDA. Take a shower today? You’re welcome from the USDA…wait what?! Don’t … Continue reading

Corn wins wars

Corn wins wars

Why America’s agricultural might helps uphold its status as a world power. By: Alex Freeman Yesterday, I wrote about the regulation of commodity futures, swaps, and derivative markets. That probably seemed abstract, especially to those of you reading from somewhere in the Midwest. Midwesterners, like myself, usually have more immediate concerns than learning Wall Street … Continue reading

Beyond the Farm

By Julia Wolf The farm girl in me got to geek out today just as much as the political science student in me got to today. The class visited the United States Department of Agriculture to talk to Lanon Baccam, a Deputy Under Secretary and 2011 Drake grad today.

Turnover in The Capital

Turnover in The Capital

By Taylor Sellers Every voting citizen knows about the election cycles of the politicians in the House and Senate. The presidential campaigns flood the news every four years. Turnover is a natural effect of the political fluctuation in the country. What many outside of Washington do not know, however, is just how many people lose … Continue reading

Is the Government Working?

Is the Government Working?

By Manny Jacobson In the United States many people believe that the government is broken. They are under the impression that nothing in the government is working. Is this factual? Is it?