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Drain Brain

Posted on October 14th, 2019

Note: This essay was co-written with my colleague Professor Silvia Secchi. Some people read these essays and say I (CJ) don’t offer solutions. I disagree with this: apply nutrients at recommended rates, accurately take credit for manure nutrients, don’t apply manure to snow, plant stream buffers, quit cropping in the 2-year floodplain, and so forth. […]

Pipe Dreams

Posted on June 14th, 2019

People ask me how long it takes to write these. The answer is about 1 hour for writing and 1 hour for editing. It’s usually done inside my head before I start typing. Getting the idea is another matter; that’s not so easy. I do have ideas lined up but most aren’t ready to be […]

Drain Baby Drain

Posted on May 8th, 2019

The Landscape of Capitalism by former University of Iowa professor Robert F. Sayre (1933-2014; also, his is the featured image for the post) is an excellent short history of Iowa agriculture. I read Sayre’s essay many years ago and had all but forgotten it, but it was restored to my memory recently by a conversation […]