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Dec 02, 2016

So Mr. Claver-Carone, how’s that embargo working for you?

U.S. rice farmers and other commodity groups are hoping Trump administration will back away from some of candidate's comments about trade with Cuba....More
Nov 28, 2016

Straight from the heart: Farmers telling agriculture’s story

“The Farm Families of Mississippi — Professionals from the Ground Up” 2017 media campaign will launch in February....More
Nov 22, 2016

Will the Heritage Foundation write the next farm bill?

Farmers could have some difficult conversations with their lenders ahead of them as reports of lower farm incomes come rolling in....More
Nov 21, 2016

However divided, we unite in thanks for all America offers

Thanksgiving gatherings increasingly become a time of reflection and wistful remembrance....More
Nov 16, 2016

Agriculture labor shortages not just a Mid-South problem

This isn’t just a problem for the Mid-South. It turns out a farm labor shortage is also a big problem in the UK....More
Nov 15, 2016

Fill the Ship seeks aid for hungry in Haiti

Concerned about the plight of Haitians post-Hurricane Matthew, Thomas Swarek is working on an aid project: seeking damaged grain to fill a ship for....More
Nov 14, 2016

Drought only re-emphasizes Mother Nature’s unpredictability

It has now been three rainless months at my house, and meteorologists say the drought likely will continue through November....More
Nov 11, 2016

Farm groups ponder what election will mean on Cuba, other issues1

Many unknowns cloud the outlook on some major agricultural issues as the new administration prepares to take office in January....More
Nov 04, 2016

Campaign 2016: ‘This is the best we can do?’

Regardless of the election outcome, the winner will become president of a deeply divided country....More
Nov 02, 2016

Chinese thief of U.S. corn seed sent to prison for three years

The scope and desire of the men to thieve ag tech, and what it took for U.S. law enforcement to finally catch them, is rather mind-boggling....More
Oct 31, 2016

Readin’, writin’, ‘rithmetic and GMO-free school lunches?

There is concern that if the GMO-free school lunch proposal is adopted in New York, it will spread to other school systems throughout the country....More
Oct 28, 2016

IARC on defensive against criticism of research methods

Group of 10 prominent scientists among the latest to challenge the research methods of the International Agency for Research on Cancer....More
Oct 24, 2016

Pigweed has a weakness—and you can exploit it

“To put it simply, no pigweed should be allowed to go to seed anywhere on the farm or in proximity to the farm,” says Dr. Tom Barber....More
Oct 18, 2016

The future of farming seems to be getting brighter

Young farmers having an impact on crop yields as they continue to move into new roles in Mid-South farming operations....More
Oct 18, 2016

It’s not as far off as you think, work on the 2019 farm bill

The focus on crop insurance — the foundation of the 2014 legislation — will likely continue in the 2019 farm bill....More
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