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Oct 20, 2014

U.S. and Mexico are ‘rising stars’ in manufacturing competitiveness

The wage differential between the U.S. and China isn’t as big as it once was. One major factor in the change is the increasing advantage the U.S. has....More
Oct 17, 2014

Ill-advised pesticide ban costing European farmers up to half their crops

European Union farmers plowing up rapeseed crops after flea beetles take out up to 50 percent of their crops....More
Oct 13, 2014

And with that glass of iced tea, a heaping helping of sticker shock

As food prices spiral ever upward — despite the government bean counters’ ongoing insistence that food inflation is negligible — restaurants have....More
Oct 02, 2014

Don Self’s love for peanuts won friends far and wide

Although he and his father were for years mostly cotton and soybean farmers, when a peanut company was looking for growers in northeast Mississippi,....More
Oct 01, 2014

Modern agriculture like farming in a fishbowl

New weed control technologies will demand stewardship of technology and perception....More
Sep 24, 2014

Genetic engineering – just scratching the surface

Misunderstanding usually accompanies the advent of a revolutionary technology, but resistance typically dissipates as benefits become too substantial....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 22, 2014

Yet another organic study falls short

New study says organic healthier, but other scientists beg to differ....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
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