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Jun 10, 2011

Yet another climate change argument: Hotter temps bringing more flooding?

Yet another climate change argument: Are hotter temps bringing more flooding?....More
Jun 10, 2011

Unintended consequences follow rash decisions

That’s when we get the law of unintended consequences—like when you bounce a ball against a wall, and it ricochets back and hits you in the eye....More
Jun 10, 2011

Iowa Sen. Grassley offers payment limit amendment -- again

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has introduced a new bill that would place a “hard cap” of $250,000 on farm program payments. It’s not....More
Jun 03, 2011

U.S. urged to continue leadership role in alleviating hunger and poverty

U.S. agriculture urged to continue leadership role in alleviating hunger and poverty....More
Jun 03, 2011

Unintended consequences follow rash decisions

That’s when we get the law of unintended consequences—like when you bounce a ball against a wall, and it ricochets back and hits you in the eye....More
Jun 02, 2011

Three college profs raise bar on arrogance

Three Southern Illinois University professors have written a letter to President Obama asking him to leave the Birds Point Levee breach open, turning....More
May 27, 2011

Manure, farmer’s markets: solution for a growing world’s food needs?

Manure and farmer's markets: A solution to the world's growing demand for food?....More
May 25, 2011

Be prepared for tornadoes in rural areas

Rural areas seldom have the warning systems available to those of us who live in town. And, even if they do, farmers and ranchers are often caught....More
May 20, 2011

Food sermons by rich and famous include heaping helping of hypocrisy

In his keynote address at the Future of Food Conference at Georgetown University, Britain's Prince Charles warned, "We are pushing nature’s life....More
May 19, 2011

Mississippi River's historic march to the sea

How much water is rushing down the Mississippi River? It's a sight to behold....More
May 12, 2011

Less is more: Dr. No’s Magical Rχ for curing government ills

Testing the presidential political waters: Dr. No’s Magical Rχ for curing the ills of government....More
May 09, 2011

Floodwaters rise, Corps opens another spillway

As the Mississippi River rises to historic levels, every community has had a story to tell....More
May 05, 2011

Funding cut may jeopardize satellite for weather, flood, drought forecasts

A key weather forecasting satellite program is in limbo as a result of congressional budget cuts....More
May 02, 2011

Farmland or Cairo, Ill. — an extraordinary dilemma

With a decision on opening the Birds Point - New Madrid Floodway coming soon, anxiety is high regarding potential outcomes....More
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