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Jan 06, 2014

Your toaster acting suspiciously? It may well be spying on you

Is your fridge spying on you? Is your toaster electronically sending info about you to cyber criminals? Could be, security experts say....More
Dec 27, 2013

Mid-South cotton in 2014: A state of equilibrium, economist says

Farmers "will be facing a tougher environment on the row crop side, in terms of marketing decisions, land rent decisions, capital investment....More
Dec 26, 2013

GE corn study fatally flawed, author cries foul

Retracted study showing link between GE corn and cancer used rats predisposed to cancer....More
Dec 26, 2013

Cover crops – an underused key to stewardship

Cover crops may be a way to keep the soil on your farm, and regulators off....More
Dec 20, 2013

If only for a moment, children again…

Childhood is fleeting, the magic fades, and it’s often not until we have children of our own that we again experience the innocence and wonder of the....More
Dec 19, 2013

Not so fond memories of Saturday mornings in Arkansas

Those who long for the days of small, "picture-book" farms should spend a day doing actual farm labor....More
Dec 19, 2013

Why does agriculture need a safety net?

Agriculture needs a farm bill to address the huge risks that farmers take each year....More
Dec 16, 2013

How a most worthy charity and missed colleague came together

A few weeks back, it was my privilege to visit Children’s Home outside Paragould, Ark. That visit led to a lengthy feature – but one....More
Dec 06, 2013

Geek speak: If computers are so smart, why are they so obtuse?

IComputer-to-human messages that only the geekiest geek could love: They couldn't have translated them into plain English?....More
Nov 27, 2013

Washington voters reject GMO labeling initiative

Voters reject GMO labeling in Washington state....More
Nov 25, 2013

A time for giving thanks...

How often these days do we hear all the things that are good in this country, the freedoms and advantages we have that are inconceivable to the....More
Nov 18, 2013

Broadband service for rural areas: The promise still exceeds reality

There are glimmers of hope on the horizon as private entities, rural cooperatives, and others compete for the prestige factor — and growth — that....More
Nov 14, 2013

Are tainted fish slipping into the United States?

Formaldehyde in imported fish -- a good reason for USDA inspection....More
Nov 08, 2013

'Big org’ slams ‘big ag’ for raising too much money2

The GMO labeling movement has moved to Washington state, where yet another anti-GMO initiative is on the ballot....More
Nov 08, 2013

As large corn crop comes off, ethanol use declining

The ongoing tug of war continues between the petroleum industry, which is seeing demand for gasoline decline, and the ethanol industry, which has a....More
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