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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
Apr 19, 2013

America’s vanishing middle class: Gap between rich and poor widens

As the gap between the rich and the poor widens, the middle class that helped build America continues to shrink....More
Apr 18, 2013

Will the EPA become more farmer friendly?1

On Tuesday (April 16), the EPA’s senior agricultural counsel said clean energy and building bridges with the farming/ranching community will be....More
Apr 15, 2013

Demon seeds: Searching for the planet's hottest pepper

In the ruthless world of hellfire chiles, nobody stays at the top for long. Behind marijuana, Superhot peppers have the potential to become the....More
Apr 15, 2013

Swimming pigs, giant cat-eating spiders

Have you been hoodwinked by yet another piece of Internet misinformation?....More
Apr 11, 2013

White House 2014 budget: USDA, crop insurance and conservation programs take hit

The White House budget proposal for 2014 would do away with direct payments to farmers and slash funding for the USDA. The 6 percent proposed cut....More
Apr 08, 2013

A buyer’s market for urea?

Increased urea production capacity could soon lead to a buyer's market for nitrogen, according to a study by Rabobank....More
Apr 05, 2013

Region’s bankers confirm it: 2012 was a good year for farmers

Farm income in the Memphis and Little Rock areas for the fourth quarter of 2012 reflected a "notable increase" over the same time a year ago....More
Apr 01, 2013

Washington D.C. gets a taste of Louisiana

Threats of a snowstorm and a sequester didn't keep Washington D.C. politicians from the 16th annual Crawfish Boil on the Hill....More
Mar 29, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers1

USDA NASS Planting Intentions comes too late in season for Southern corn growers....More
Mar 22, 2013

Stock market soars, while economy plods

The U.S. economy is stuck in neutral, but the stock market continues to soar. What's up with that?....More
Mar 21, 2013

Springing into spring: So this is what we get when we let a rodent predict weather?

Despite advances in forecasting, weather extremes still are muchly an element of surprise....More
Mar 20, 2013

Those who feed and clothe us

Abundance. Nowhere can that word be used more appropriately than in a typical American grocery store. But with abundance also comes apathy....More
Mar 19, 2013

Counterfeit food robs Americans of $10 billion each year

What sits on the grocery shelf is often not what it seems — especially regarding olive oil, honey, fish and wine. Americans pay $10 billion to $15....More
Mar 18, 2013

Lt. Gen. Metz – Energy, debt and America’s youth

America's three biggest challenges, according to retired general....More
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