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Apr 07, 2014

Climate change: For two centuries a lot of debate, not much action

“The science community has been thinking about climate change due to increased carbon dioxide levels as far back as 1827,” says Richard Carson,....More
Mar 31, 2014

Abundance of oil and gas: A damper on biofuels?

In a country that still is mostly petroleum-dependent, the newfound abundance of oil and gas and the government’s potential reneging on the RFS....More
Mar 27, 2014

World celebrates family farms in 2014

Declaring 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming was a great idea, but missing an important factor....More
Mar 25, 2014

Borlaug statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol

New statue in U.S. Capitol honors Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution. Borlaug's experiences in the Depression probably had a profound....More
Mar 25, 2014

U.S. crop subsidies a fraction of what some countries pay

Think the United States pays out big ag subsidies? Take a look at these countries....More
Mar 24, 2014

‘Phenomenal’ yields and quality are bright spots in Mid-South cotton picture

“A really bright spot” in Mid-South cotton production “is the significant increase in pounds-per-acre productivity over the last eight to 10 years,....More
Mar 17, 2014

The Gin Show — A continually evolving event

Originally primarily a cotton-oriented show, and still more familiarly known to everyone as “The Gin Show,” the event now encompasses all Mid-South....More
Mar 17, 2014

Gin Show – plenty of big wheels, puppy giveaways and optimism

Reflections on the gin show -- cotton, corn, puppies and other cool stuff....More
Mar 11, 2014

Good weed control causing monarch declines?

Danged if you do a good job of weed control and danged if you don't....More
Mar 10, 2014

‘Cut and paste’ comments not a service to family farms

New herbicide-resistant soybean, corn and cotton technology would help farmers do a better job of controlling pests and managing resistance, but....More
Mar 08, 2014

Industry research and promotion efforts pay dividends for peanuts

Studies on health benefits of eating peanuts constitute 'an awesome effort," says John Powell, president of The Peanut Institute, and today....More
Mar 07, 2014

Cheerios on GMOs – give them a big round zero

Actually, every living thing has been genetically modified over the years, even the oats in Cheerios....More
Mar 06, 2014

GMO labeling initiatives rise from fear

A food label is not the place to wage philosophical battles against modern production methods....More
Feb 21, 2014

Winter’s gift: An appreciation of Earth coming alive again

Despite the uncommonly cold temps that have left us a landscape of uniformly drab brown, and the Pennsylvania rodent’s ominous forecast of six extra....More
Feb 21, 2014

Time growing short for voluntary metering of Delta irrigation wells

Delta counties in Mississippi have until June 30 to meet individual goals for voluntary metering of irrigation wells, says Randy Knight, president of....More
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