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Sep 28, 2016

If you aren’t worried about data security, you should be

Law enforcement agencies and computer systems security experts are spreading the word that ag-related cyber crime is on the increase....More
Sep 27, 2016

Have a cool one today—rice growers will thank you

Have a cool one tomorrow in observance of National Drink Beer Day. Mid-South rice growers will thank you....More
Sep 19, 2016

Mainstream media begin to note folly of anti-GMO hype

While anti-GMO groups continue their fear-mongering tactics to keep contributions rolling in, many mainstream media are pointing to the absurdity of....More
Sep 16, 2016

‘Farmers are having a wonderful year financially’

Heritage Foundation special report, which is receiving much criticism from farm groups, appears to be divorced from reality of commercial farming....More
Sep 13, 2016

For ag technology: ‘Let science and facts guide you’

Much of the public opposition to genetic engineering of seeds and crops, David Friedberg says, is because most people just don’t understand the....More
Sep 12, 2016

USDA inspections send another shipment of Asian fish packing

The August rejection was only the latest in a string of rejections since the USDA took over inspections from the FDA in April. Compared to the FDA....More
Sep 06, 2016

In just a few years, agriculture has become No. 1 user of UAVs

Agriculture is now the No. 1 user of UAVs — just another step for a sector that is becoming increasingly data-driven....More
Sep 02, 2016

What happens to H-2A workers if wall gets built?2

Political promises may cause labor headaches for farmers who already have enough problems without adding to their load....More
Aug 29, 2016

Supermarket hype: Paying more for negligible differences1

From a nutrition standpoint, test after test has shown no appreciable difference between non-organic and organic....More
Aug 19, 2016

Louisiana flood disasters leading many to question why?

Damaging levels of flooding in Louisiana for the second time this year are resulting in questions about what's happening with weather patterns....More
Aug 19, 2016

Reason for Reform taking another crack at labor, immigration

We’re coming to a point where the American people are going to have to make up their mind. Do we want to import food or import labor? I think people....More
Aug 17, 2016

Remembering: Voices of reason who made a difference

One of the few things certain, we are told, is change, but it may be years or decades later that we fully appreciate those who were a part of that....More
Aug 15, 2016

Military leader: ‘A man will sell his soul to feed his family’

“I firmly believe America’s first line of defense is our ability to feed and clothe our people,” says Maj. Gen. Darren Owens, U.S. Army retired....More
Aug 08, 2016

Splat! Whap! And there goes another $300 windshield

Surely a country that can send a man to the moon can come up with glass for windshields that won’t crack crazily when hit by a pebble or other object....More
Jul 27, 2016

Could we eradicate the boll weevil again? Maybe not

There's no guarantee cotton producers could eradicate the boll weevil if they had it to do over again given the political and regulatory climate they....More
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