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May 30, 2013

Christmas in June?

Will it be Christmas in summer? If a new farm bill finally goes to conference and takes shape as expected, it just might be for Christmas tree....More
May 29, 2013

Weather will continue to challenge agriculture

No doubt about it, climate change is real. So let's adapt....More
May 27, 2013

America’s increasing energy abundance: Will it bring manufacturing resurgence?

America's increasing energy abundance may spur return of manufacturing to the U.S....More
May 24, 2013

Ag economists take jabs at farm subsidies

Another ag economist takes a jab at ag subsidies....More
May 17, 2013

Property rights, pigs and pristine waters1

With family and friends, I have spent some of the best hours of my life on the Buffalo, which was designated the nation’s first “national river” in....More
May 17, 2013

Constant quest for improvement has rewards for Keith Morton

Continually seeking ways to do things better has paid dividends for Mississippi farmer Keith Morton....More
May 16, 2013

Supreme Court stuffs seed patents back in Pandora’s box1

The High Court squeezed seed patents back into Pandora’s box, but more cases will come....More
May 13, 2013

As rains, frosts ushered in May, year past racked up heat records

As spring weather turns Mid-South planting plans topsy-turvy, 2012 drought and heat set records....More
May 06, 2013

Crawfish and catfish – imports cause concern

Do you know where your crawfish and catfish came from? Next time you're in a restaurant, ask....More
May 03, 2013

Incentives to U.S. railroads could boost ag shipments, save millions for farmers

Tax and other incentives to railroads could mean millions of dollars in benefits to U.S. agriculture, according to a new study for the United Soybean....More
May 02, 2013

Labor on an organic farm – harmony or harm3

Is working for free on a organic farm a bamboozle?....More
Apr 30, 2013

A new farm bill, specialty crops and onerous government regulations

In recent years, lawmakers wrestling with farm legislation have increasingly given specialty crops more elbow room at the negotiating table. That....More
Apr 28, 2013

Cotton’s biggest fan – human skin

Are cotton customers happy with the substitution of man-made fiber for cotton. Not exactly, says a recent survey....More
Apr 23, 2013

Mother Nature’s wrath: Tornado takes a toll on farming community

The April 11 tornado that swept through areas of Kemper and Noxubee counties in the northeastern prairie region of Mississippi had an impact on the....More
Apr 22, 2013

Surviving adversity is a process not a comeback

So, one can assume professional football players and Texas cotton farmers have nothing in common. Well maybe they do. Baron Batch thinks so. It’s....More
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