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Jun 26, 2014

Vermont GMO legislation kicks off food fight

Grocery Manufacturers Association take on Vermont's new labeling law....More
Jun 24, 2014

'Picked by farmers' slogan quite a stretch for ad writers

While the local food movement has carved a niche in recent years, the reality is that most of the food consumed in America comes from large....More
Jun 16, 2014

Hoopla, scare tactics aside, public is accepting of GMOs

A significant majority of U.S. consumers is underwhelmed by the issue of labeling for food products containing genetically modified crop ingredients....More
Jun 15, 2014

Beekeepers/farmers need answers, not giant inflatable bees

Protestors insisted that Loews remove neonicotinoid insecticides from its shelves. But the protestors once again cited poorly-constructed research....More
Jun 10, 2014

Oregon county makes miserable GMO decision

Can citizens prohibit farmers from planting genetically engineered crops? Apparently so....More
Jun 09, 2014

At $40 per vote, Mississippi race reflects no-limits politics

Politics has become the province of groups with specific agendas and the deep pockets it takes to buy the media exposure needed to influence voters....More
Jun 08, 2014

Organic agriculture cannot save the planet

From an environmental standpoint, organic farming isn't all it's cracked up to be....More
Jun 03, 2014

Vermont labeling law – victory of hype over substance

Vermont falls for anti-GMO hype, passes labeling bill....More
Jun 02, 2014

Agricultural technology ‘absolutely essential’ to meet world food needs

Agricultural technology has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture by dramatically increasing productivity, while reducing the....More
May 29, 2014

The Sequel: Pesticide looneys and conspiracy theorists

Crop protection chemicals and GMOs -- some readers just don't get it....More
May 29, 2014

Value of U.S. rice lands to waterfowl – something to quack about

To replace the contribution to wildlife habitat of flooded ricelands would cost the federal government over $3.5 billion....More
May 20, 2014

Colin and David Collins: Their family farming lineage traces to 1830s

Colin and David Collins are part of a multi-generational family that traces its agricultural lineage to the 1830s. Cotton was grown on the farm for....More
May 19, 2014

Quest for boosting U.S. energy raising issues with mineral rights

With expansion of oil and gas exploration and production in the Mid-South, more landowners are being confronted with decisions about leasing their....More
May 12, 2014

The California drought: You’re going to pay more at the supermarket

There is little irony that, in an era when people are being urged to make healthier eating choices, including more fresh vegetables and fruits,....More
May 08, 2014

On Extension’s 100th birthday, some reminiscences

On its 100th birthday, the Extension Service still is going strong, reflecting not only the myriad changes in a continually evolving agriculture, but....More
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