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Mar 21, 2016

The more things change: High oil prices bad, low oil prices bad

As most everyone expected, the downward slide in gas/oil prices abruptly came to an end; in the past month pump prices have risen 30 cents to 40....More
Mar 16, 2016

‘Fix me now or fix me later’

Lawmakers in Mid-South states are making decisions that are penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to infrastructure....More
Mar 16, 2016

40 Cuban acres and a single-row tractor

“We figured the best way to help the farmers was to make a tractor for them. And that’s what we’re going to do.” -- Horace Clemmons, Cleber LLC....More
Mar 14, 2016

$25 for 100 nutritious meals? Yes, and you can be a part

In the space of a few hours, Mid-South FFA members packaged more than 40,000 meals for distribution to needy in the Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas....More
Mar 02, 2016

Mosquitoes, Zika and bow-hunting miseries

Many researchers are studying the possibility of genetic engineering driving certain mosquito species to extinction....More
Mar 01, 2016

Political theater: A bubble just waiting to be popped?

Whoever ends up taking the oath of office as president next January will inherit the leadership of a government that has, for more than a decade,....More
Mar 01, 2016

Brave New World: The proliferation of pharmaceutical TV

Network TV is as if you’ve wandered into the Never Never Land of Big Pharma: one advertisement after another for high-priced drugs....More
Feb 24, 2016

Cochran press release shows government working for the people

Press release from Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran reminds of the importance of federal dollars being distributed in ways that can help the rural....More
Feb 22, 2016

In tight times, working capital and lender relationship are vital

The current narrow margin environment for farmers could last for several years, Purdue economists say....More
Feb 16, 2016

Monsanto fighting yet another battle against misinformation

Monsanto issues statement correcting misinformation about its products and the Zika virus after some try to link it to GMOs....More
Feb 16, 2016

Mixed with donuts and coffee: speculation about 2016

Mississippi growers will be scrutinizing every item in their budgets this year to see where cuts can be made....More
Feb 08, 2016

Despite downturn, values of quality farmland remain high

Despite lower land values across many regions, values in general will remain historically high, says Randy Dickhut of Farmers National Company....More
Feb 04, 2016

Farm bill spending criticism off target — again

Activists groups begin piling on after falling crop prices drive up spending for farm bill programs....More
Feb 01, 2016

Robot bartenders and news written by algorithms?

Agriculture, which is increasingly adopting ever more sophisticated machinery and technology, is expected to see wide use of robotic equipment....More
Jan 26, 2016

Would you support slavery to save a few cents on shrimp?

Domestic shrimp, catfish, and other seafood products may cost more, but there is reasonable assurance that they are of good quality and are safe....More
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