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Aug 04, 2014

Bump, jolt: nation’s highways grow worse as funds dry up1

Awful. Horrible. Disgraceful. Those are only a few of the terms used to describe the deplorable state of today’s highways. And it’s going to get....More
Jul 30, 2014

Agriculture must redefine GMO conversation

“In general, we find a large and growing number of consumers who stigmatize GMOs,” said David Just, co-director, Cornell Center for Behavioral....More
Jul 28, 2014

Livestock and biofuels projected to outpace crops in next decade

The greatest growth in world crop production over the next decade is forecast to be in oilseeds, up 26 percent, driven by strong demand for biofuels....More
Jul 21, 2014

Mississippi pollinator protection project first on commercial farmland2

“Operation Pollinator,” a global biodiversity program that restores native pollinators in a variety of landscapes by creating essential habitats is....More
Jul 21, 2014

Hard to feed the world without genetic engineering

To feed the world in 2050, the world will need genetic engineering....More
Jul 18, 2014

Pesticides residues -- consumers continue to miss the point

American consumers often equate danger with the appearance of pesticide residue on food, no matter how Infinitesimal it may be. But toxicity is all....More
Jul 14, 2014

A #@% here, a b*l*e*e*p there, civility’s scarce on the Internet1

Incivility is becoming a national epidemic, according to a recent poll. That was amply demonstrated in Twitter comments about election results the....More
Jul 07, 2014

Five reasons why we fight mandatory GMO labeling2

The fight against mandatory GMO labeling -- is sustainable agriculture is at stake?....More
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Jul 01, 2014

Amid the BBQ, parades, fireworks, let’s remember holiday’s meaning

We would do well on this July 4 to pause for a moment and reflect on just how blessed we are to be a part of this long-running experiment in freedom....More
Jun 30, 2014

Revamping soybean plant structure could boost yield, use less water

Scientists have modeled the entire soybean plant and used a “numerical optimization” technique to try a very large number of combinations of....More
Jun 30, 2014

ICA moves against cotton contract defaulters

The International Cotton Association is going after those doing business with defaulters....More
Jun 26, 2014

Vermont GMO legislation kicks off food fight

Grocery Manufacturers Association take on Vermont's new labeling law....More
Jun 24, 2014

'Picked by farmers' slogan quite a stretch for ad writers

While the local food movement has carved a niche in recent years, the reality is that most of the food consumed in America comes from large....More
Jun 16, 2014

Hoopla, scare tactics aside, public is accepting of GMOs

A significant majority of U.S. consumers is underwhelmed by the issue of labeling for food products containing genetically modified crop ingredients....More
Jun 15, 2014

Beekeepers/farmers need answers, not giant inflatable bees1

Protestors insisted that Loews remove neonicotinoid insecticides from its shelves. But the protestors once again cited poorly-constructed research....More
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