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Mar 29, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers1

USDA NASS Planting Intentions comes too late in season for Southern corn growers....More
Mar 22, 2013

Stock market soars, while economy plods

The U.S. economy is stuck in neutral, but the stock market continues to soar. What's up with that?....More
Mar 21, 2013

Springing into spring: So this is what we get when we let a rodent predict weather?

Despite advances in forecasting, weather extremes still are muchly an element of surprise....More
Mar 20, 2013

Those who feed and clothe us

Abundance. Nowhere can that word be used more appropriately than in a typical American grocery store. But with abundance also comes apathy....More
Mar 19, 2013

Counterfeit food robs Americans of $10 billion each year

What sits on the grocery shelf is often not what it seems — especially regarding olive oil, honey, fish and wine. Americans pay $10 billion to $15....More
Mar 18, 2013

Lt. Gen. Metz – Energy, debt and America’s youth

America's three biggest challenges, according to retired general....More
Mar 15, 2013

Farm and Gin Show no longer just a kick-the-tires experience

The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show show has evolved into more than just a kick-the-tires experience — it is also a learning opportunity....More
Mar 15, 2013

Gin Show, China and corn/cotton conundrum

Does China's cotton policy have an ulterior motive? Not really....More
Mar 11, 2013

Crop insurance is good investment; claims of abuse overstated

Crop insurance subsidies offer sound investment for America’s security....More
Mar 08, 2013

As transition occurs in farm bills, good records will be important

Good records will be an advantage in verifying information that may be needed for programs under the new farm bill....More
Mar 08, 2013

Bowman v. Monsanto could open GM Pandora’s box

It was only a matter of time; genetically modified seed technology was always destined for a Supreme Court decision. The Bowman v. Monsanto case....More
Mar 07, 2013

Pesticides on brink of ban over honey bee losses4

Neonicotinoid pesticides are on the brink of a two-year European ban. A neonicotinoid ban might cost Europe up to $23 billion over a five year....More
Mar 05, 2013

Louisiana ag braces for new hypoxia challenge5

Environmental groups are pushing hard for rules to regulate the amount of fertilizer moving into the Mississippi River Basin....More
Mar 01, 2013

Searching for the meaning in gas prices: he said, she said, blah-blah2

Gasoline prices have risen more than 50 cents in the past six weeks or so, but finding a meaningful explanation is a challenge....More
Feb 27, 2013

Which way to go – sequestration or tax the rich?

Is sequestration really something to fear, or is just another fiscal cliff?....More
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