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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
Jul 27, 2016

Hats off to Bernie: A winner in the art of politicking2

From the day of his announcement, Bernie was on the trail, going like the Energizer Bunny, doing all the campaign shticks one would expect of someone....More
Jul 25, 2016

A hunting trip and the far-reaching impact of a tiny insect

Thanks to the boll weevil eradication program, the pest that ruined crops, fortunes, and lives is now history in Mississippi and the entire cotton....More
Jul 19, 2016

It matters not how much oil if there’s no food or TP

Food security isn’t a given. Example: Venezuela, where government mismanagement and economic woes have resulted in widespread hardship for its....More
Jul 15, 2016

Food manufacturers boycott anti-GMO labeling activists in Vermont4

House and Senate approve new GMO labeling measures by wide margins, President Obama is expected to sign the legislation....More
Jul 12, 2016

The Brits revolt...and we're all hit in the pocketbook2

The uncertainty and volatility related to Brexit may well go on for many months, or even for the two years it supposedly will take for the separation....More
Jul 06, 2016

What do aerial applicators think of the new FAA drone rules?

“A 2-pound bird – made of bones, muscle and sinew -- can shatter a plane’s window, go straight through. Imagine what hard plastic and a battery could....More
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