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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
Aug 15, 2013

Move from Indiana led Paul Good to 40 years of Mississippi farming

Encroaching industrialization and urban development led Paul Good to leave his Michigan farm for Mississippi 40 years ago. Today, nearing age 88, he'....More
Aug 09, 2013

Module averaging could add millions to value of U.S. cotton1

Switch to module averaging in cotton classing could add millions to value of U.S. cotton crop....More
Aug 09, 2013

From plastic bags to a dead cat, cotton contaminants becoming more worrisome

Contaminants, particularly plastic, have become an increasing concern in U.S. cotton exported to foreign mills....More
Aug 07, 2013

Guess who’s making a move on U.S. superpower status?

Some say China has overtaken the United States in terms of superpower status....More
Aug 03, 2013

Fun and games on the Potomac 

Congress' August recess should provide opportunity for farmers to question members about votes on House Agriculture Committee farm bill....More
Aug 02, 2013

Your hired hands: 70-hour work week (!) for members of Congress

The 113th Congress may well close out its session with fewer bills signed into law than the 112th, which had the fewest since records began in the....More
Jul 29, 2013

Logic takes a leap over hypoxic zone

Harte Institute's ignorance of ethanol fundamentals not very flattering to the scientific method....More
Jul 28, 2013

GMO crops - Courts ignore evidence, side with environmental extremists

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to not allow the planting of genetically modified crops on government lands in the Mid-South and Southeast....More
Jul 19, 2013

Pump prices aside, U.S. dependence on Mideast oil continues to drop

In yet another touch of irony, the U.S., for so long dependent on imported energy, had as its No. 1 export in 2012 gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil....More
Jul 16, 2013

GE wheat – a mystery fit for Sherlock Holmes

How GE wheat got into a 123-acre field in Oregon could be a case for Sherlock Holmes....More
Jul 12, 2013

Home alone: Culinary adventures in a treasure trove of leftovers

Home alone: Culinary adventures in a treasure trove of leftovers....More
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