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Sep 23, 2013

Arsenic in rice – levels too low to worry

FDA finds arsenic in rice and rice products at levels too low to worry about -- what now?....More
Sep 20, 2013

When 2 hours of cotton picking bought all-day movie adventure

In our boyhood days of Saturday cotton picking, 15-cent hamburgers, 5-cent Cokes, and 15-cent all-day movies, we could not, in our grandest dreams,....More
Sep 13, 2013

Privacy worries? Snooping by Feds least of your concerns

Online privacy: The government’s collection of information pales in comparison to private sector entities that have amassed enormous amounts of data....More
Sep 10, 2013

If farm bill doesn’t address hunger, what’s it for?

While the House continues to debate cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the cuts may be undermining support for the primary farm....More
Sep 05, 2013

The shifting landscape of the U.S./Central American rice business

Preferences of U.S. rice importers become more prevelant as Central Americans urge less comingling of varieties....More
Sep 03, 2013

Deciphering cyber lingo can be quite a challenge

Cyberspeak. Is there anyone who can translate this stuff....More
Sep 03, 2013

Anti-GMO acting troupe takes it to the streets

An anti-GMO group takes its schtick to the streets....More
Sep 03, 2013

U.S. rice quality and quantifying customer demands

Issues surrounding U.S. rice quality include how chalk is measured....More
Sep 02, 2013

Can Mid-South cotton acres make a comeback?

Can Mid-South cotton acres make a comeback? O.A. Cleveland thinks so....More
Aug 30, 2013

Gobble, gobble: China’s investments in agriculture, business spreading worldwide

China is now the third largest investor in agriculture worldwide — a trend that's expected to pick up steam given the country's enormous buying power....More
Aug 30, 2013

Quality paramount to importers of U.S. rice

After years of complaints, Central American importers of U.S. rice grow impatient, say quality concerns must be quickly addressed....More
Aug 26, 2013

The best and the worst of a summer vacation

Vacation chronicles -- loved the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, not so much....More
Aug 23, 2013

The night the lights went out: rare moments to be savored

A night without electricity: It was an odd feeling to awaken in a dark-as-a-tomb house. And complete silence....More
Aug 22, 2013

Giant feral pig killed by Mississippi farmers

When Larry Smith and Michael Mims went hunting after a giant feral pig, they were shocked when the hog proved even bigger than they ever suspected....More
Aug 21, 2013

Nutrition title fight means difficulty in moving farm bill needle

Still several weeks from reconvening after August recess, Congress will arrive back in D.C. with a new farm bill in the balance....More
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