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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
Mar 15, 2013

Farm and Gin Show no longer just a kick-the-tires experience

The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show show has evolved into more than just a kick-the-tires experience — it is also a learning opportunity....More
Mar 15, 2013

Gin Show, China and corn/cotton conundrum

Does China's cotton policy have an ulterior motive? Not really....More
Mar 11, 2013

Crop insurance is good investment; claims of abuse overstated

Crop insurance subsidies offer sound investment for America’s security....More
Mar 08, 2013

As transition occurs in farm bills, good records will be important

Good records will be an advantage in verifying information that may be needed for programs under the new farm bill....More
Mar 08, 2013

Bowman v. Monsanto could open GM Pandora’s box

It was only a matter of time; genetically modified seed technology was always destined for a Supreme Court decision. The Bowman v. Monsanto case....More
Mar 07, 2013

Pesticides on brink of ban over honey bee losses4

Neonicotinoid pesticides are on the brink of a two-year European ban. A neonicotinoid ban might cost Europe up to $23 billion over a five year....More
Mar 05, 2013

Louisiana ag braces for new hypoxia challenge5

Environmental groups are pushing hard for rules to regulate the amount of fertilizer moving into the Mississippi River Basin....More
Mar 01, 2013

Searching for the meaning in gas prices: he said, she said, blah-blah2

Gasoline prices have risen more than 50 cents in the past six weeks or so, but finding a meaningful explanation is a challenge....More
Feb 27, 2013

Which way to go – sequestration or tax the rich?

Is sequestration really something to fear, or is just another fiscal cliff?....More
Feb 22, 2013

Hard work, perseverance have been keys to success for M&M Farms

A peanuts, cotton, and corn rotation has proven successful for Joe Morgan and his son, Joe Jr., who farm near Hattiesburg, Miss....More
Feb 21, 2013

Longhand letters and the rut in front of my mailbox1

It's no mail Saturday for customers of the U.S. Postal Service. Is this the beginning of the end of the iconic service?....More
Feb 15, 2013

Normal crops in 2013 could push U.S. farm profits to the downside

The pendulum of farm profits may be about to swing, with futures markets point to lower crop prices by the end of 2013....More
Feb 11, 2013

Indian farmer suicides a case of misplaced GM blame

The tragedy of Indian farmer suicides can be attributed to a complex host of factors, and consigning blame for the suicides to Monsanto and corporate....More
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