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Jan 23, 2013

National debt not greatest challenge facing the country3

We survived. We avoided that fiscal cliff, which was considerably steeper and significantly more hazardous than what we face today, and emerged—....More
Jan 18, 2013

To the manor born: The Golden Age transformed to a self-service society2

Perhaps the oil rich in the Arab world, or noveau riche tycoons of China, India, Mexico and other countries where there is still a huge poor....More
Jan 18, 2013

Chalk one up for the Hudson family farm1

A judge recently ruled against the Waterkeepers Alliance for its suit against the Hudson family farm's poultry operation. Usually talkative about....More
Jan 15, 2013

Road to Damascus change for anti-GM apostle Mark Lynas2

In a shot heard round the GM world, Mark Lynas, a pioneer in the anti-GM movement, came out as a full-fledged advocate of GM crops and his reversal....More
Jan 11, 2013

We celebrated our mother’s life

My mother, like all mothers, was not perfect. She tended to be a bit overprotective of her five children. She hung onto things like scraps of fabric....More
Jan 11, 2013

U.S. healthcare: A tortuous trail of inefficiency, waste, and fraud1

Health care costs have increased at a greater rate than the U.S. economy in 31 of the past 40 years....More
Jan 10, 2013

Consumer Reports arsenic alarm still having an impact

A Consumer Reports article on arsenic in rice is still having an impact on brown rice consumption, according to a recent study....More
Jan 04, 2013

Opting out of Union? However imperfect, it’s still the best anywhere

However imperfect life in the U.S. may be according to the particular standards of the secessionists, it’s still better than almost any place else on....More
Dec 28, 2012

Jeff Fowle: Getting ag’s message heard first requires listening

Agriculture needs to stop using old methods of communicating with the non-farm community, says Jeff Fowle....More
Dec 27, 2012

Leadership vacuum adds to Washington budget turmoil

It may be time for the Speaker of the House to step down if he cannot lead the House to pass legislation needed to avert the fiscal crisis some are....More
Dec 27, 2012

Beltwide Cotton Conferences – squeeze it for all it’s worth1

The upcoming Beltwide Cotton Conferences will change its format after 2013, going to a technical conference only....More
Dec 27, 2012

Not all is doom and gloom this holiday season

Agriculture has a bright future, if we survive the Mayan calendar and the fiscal cliff....More
Dec 21, 2012

Proposition 37 proponents feeling their oats

Facebook app hijacked by anti-GMO activists....More
Dec 17, 2012

Budget negotiations, farm bill discussions and Capitol Hill intrigue

As the federal budget is debated and the lame duck session hurtles towards an end, there is high intrigue on Capitol Hill....More
Dec 17, 2012

Amid Christmas’ carols and glitter, a treasure trove of memories

Christmas reminds us how quickly time passes — years suddenly become decades and before we know it, in a flash, we find ourselves in the senior....More
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