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Sep 22, 2014

Yet another organic study falls short

New study says organic healthier, but other scientists beg to differ....More
Sep 22, 2014

Long days, fatigue heighten risk of accidents during harvest period

With harvest season moving into full swing across the Mid-South, and Sept. 21-27 designated “National Farm Safety and Health Week,” the “Let’s be....More
Sep 15, 2014

The Dark Continent: Increasing potential as a global economic power

Analysts predict that an increasingly urbanized Africa can be a $1 trillion food market by 2030, leaps and bounds ahead of the current $315 billion....More
Sep 09, 2014

Net farm income declining as production costs rise, prices fall

Net farm income is down, input costs are rising and prices are falling, but U.S. farmers are still the best in the world....More
Sep 08, 2014

What’s losing a pot of parsley if beautiful butterflies result?

The pot of parsley on the back patio is now nothing but a gaggle of green stems jutting out haphazardly, all the curly, frilly leaves having been....More
Sep 04, 2014

Court strikes down county’s attempt to regulate farms

Another county attempts to impose control over farming operations, but this time, a judge rules against it....More
Aug 28, 2014

Genetically-engineered tobacco plants aid in new Ebola drug

Biotechnology can do more than help farmers be more profitable. It can provide a number of health benefits for world citizens....More
Aug 19, 2014

Competition beginning to heat up as need grows for better broadband

As more companies begin offering better and expanded broadband services, the handwriting will be on the wall for the old line telecoms and cable....More
Aug 15, 2014

Anti-GMO activist – say it ain’t so Chuck

Chuck Norris attempts roundhouse leg kick to commercial agriculture, but misses badly....More
Aug 13, 2014

Regulation, legislation and the road to agricultural utopia

Is agricultural utopia possible? Some regulators and environmentalists seem to think so....More
Aug 11, 2014

Support for agriculture difficult when few people understand it

There is an increasing “geographical disparity” and “a weakness of the ag industry, in general, in finding and capitalizing on opportunities for....More
Aug 05, 2014

Small Vermont dairy farm stands up for biotechnology

Genetic engineering can help all farmers improve their bottom lines, no matter what size the operation....More
Aug 04, 2014

Bump, jolt: nation’s highways grow worse as funds dry up

Awful. Horrible. Disgraceful. Those are only a few of the terms used to describe the deplorable state of today’s highways. And it’s going to get....More
Jul 30, 2014

Agriculture must redefine GMO conversation

“In general, we find a large and growing number of consumers who stigmatize GMOs,” said David Just, co-director, Cornell Center for Behavioral....More
Jul 28, 2014

Livestock and biofuels projected to outpace crops in next decade

The greatest growth in world crop production over the next decade is forecast to be in oilseeds, up 26 percent, driven by strong demand for biofuels....More
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