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Mar 30, 2011

An energy-independent U.S.

President Obama, in a speech today outlining his administration’s national energy policy, set a goal of reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third over....More
Mar 25, 2011

Solution for escalating costs of food: Let ‘em eat iPads

Starting with the 1973 Arab oil embargo, which set energy prices on their upward spiral, costs for everything have inflated as companies increased....More
Mar 23, 2011

High cost for healthy food -- not for this shopper

Uninformed columnist blames agricultural subsidies for obesity and other societal ills. Must be farm bill debate time again....More
Mar 18, 2011

Annual exercise in frustration: calculating the income tax bill

The annual exercise in frustration: calculating the income tax bill....More
Mar 18, 2011

U. S. farmers need to make corn, not apologies

American corn farmers don't need to make apologies. They need to make corn....More
Mar 11, 2011

Farm & Gin Show: Ag folks are the best

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show takeaway: Folks in ag are just the best....More
Mar 10, 2011

Sustainable agriculture warm, fuzzy, indefinable

Sustainable agriculture cannot be clearly defined — yet it is a warm and fuzzy term to consumers, especially since the alternative is unsustainable....More
Mar 04, 2011

Food supply vs. population: Malthus 200 years later

If current food trends continue, "By 2050, we will not have a planet left that is recognizable," says Jason Clay, who addressed the annual conference....More
Feb 28, 2011

Climate change, how does agriculture adapt?

Is it best to stop climate change through some bureaucratic tonic, or learn to adapt to it....More
Feb 28, 2011

Food crises topple world leaders

Bloomberg Businessweek commentators Eric Pooley and Philip Revzin offered a very sobering look at the world’s food crisis recently....More
Feb 25, 2011

Herbicide resistant weeds costing farmers millions in lost yield, increased expense

Herbicide-resistant weeds costing farmers millions in lost yields and higher production expenses....More
Feb 25, 2011

Herbicide resistant weeds cost farmers millions

Herbicide-resistant weeds are costing Mid-South farmers millions in additional herbicide and management costs, plus lost yields....More
Feb 24, 2011

Cotton mill tour rekindles memories

The first real job, the first work I did for which I got a company paycheck, was in a cotton mill. The summer after I graduated from high school my....More
Feb 18, 2011

Farm groups stepping up education efforts

Farm groups are urging members to contact members of the House and Senate to ask them to consider changes to the more draconian measures in H.R. 1....More
Feb 18, 2011

Oprah, Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin: OK, Google, need I say more?

Oprah, Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin: OK, Google, need I say more?....More
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