Bill is also well known and highly respected as a farm and livestock economist and agribusiness consultant. For the 14 years from 1977 to 1991, he produced a syndicated daily radio program (The Helming Report) for over 350 farm and Ag radio stations that aired three to four times a day (five days a week). He has been prominently and regularly featured in major beef industry and trade publications such as BEEF magazine, as a key source for information on the Ag sector and his U.S. and global macroeconomic forecasts. He spends most of his time consulting and working closely with the U.S. large-scale cattle feeding industry in the high plains mainstream cattle feeding region and gives a number of speeches each year on the long-term U.S. economic outlook.
Bill worked for 22 years, with the help and input of many people across the U.S., to craft and advance a complete federal income tax code replacement, known as The BEST Plan. The Broad Economic Simplification Tax, bill S.1921, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Jim DeMint and Lindsay Graham of South Carolina on October 26, 2005.