Ian Shearn
Ian T. Shearn spent 30 years in the newspaper business. His last stop was at The Star-Ledger in Newark, NJ, where, as both editor and reporter, he produced several award-winning investigative pieces, and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. He now runs a consulting business, The Gumption Group, in New Jersey and is a freelance journalist.

Whose Side is the Farm Bureau On?

The American Farm Bureau, with its six million “member families” and carefully cultivated grassroots image, talks a good game. In the pitched battle over US farm policy—with agribusiness giants on one side, and small family farmers, organic and local food advocates, and environmentalists on the other—the Farm Bureau positions itself as the voice of the… » Read More

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