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Oct 28, 2013

Dr. Coble goes to Washington (again)

The significant difference between this and previous farm bills, says Keith Coble, Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at....More
Oct 21, 2013

ATVs: Are you keeping your kids safe?

The good news is that ATV fatalities and injuries in the U.S. have been declining, but far too many underage kids are still being seriously injured....More
Oct 17, 2013

Who's really behind the GMO labeling movement?

Another state considers GMO labeling....More
Oct 14, 2013

Opposition to GMO crops 'a form of madness'

While adults fight their silly battles over GMO crops, 1.9 to 2.8 million kids, many in poverty-stricken regions, are hungry, go blind, or die each....More
Oct 11, 2013

Just how smart is smart water?

Despite the popularity of everything smart, I still prefer dumb water....More
Oct 04, 2013

Timing of government shutdown could have been worse for farmers … but barely

The closing of most of USDA's offices in Washington and across the nation and the world are not having an immediate impact on farmers, but as the....More
Oct 04, 2013

Inspect pangasius, let chips fall where they may

Test imported pangasius and let the fish and chips fall where they may....More
Oct 03, 2013

Environmental activists – should have sued the cows

The Waterkeeper Alliance is a dangerous organization when it comes to suing folks. This time, they got it wrong....More
Oct 03, 2013

The sinking ship of Congress: A crying need for statesmen

Compare yesterday’s statesmen to today’s governing body that has, for a decade, accomplished little more than rancorous, partisan brinksmanship. Is....More
Oct 01, 2013

‘We cause to happen that which we seek to prevent’

As the federal government began to shut down last night, the country barely noticed that the 2008 farm law also expired. That may change as....More
Sep 30, 2013

So many knuckleheads, so few rubber mallets

A whack with a rubber mallet for the latest unscienfitic study from environmental activists....More
Sep 27, 2013

Imported foods: Just how safe are they?

Foodborne illnesses are increasingly traced to imported foods, which now constitute about 20 percent of America’s total food supply....More
Sep 25, 2013

Report on U.S. rice quality reveals concerns, points to solutions

Report authored by U.S. rice specialists looks at quality concerns, fixes....More
Sep 23, 2013

Arsenic in rice – levels too low to worry

FDA finds arsenic in rice and rice products at levels too low to worry about -- what now?....More
Sep 20, 2013

When 2 hours of cotton picking bought all-day movie adventure

In our boyhood days of Saturday cotton picking, 15-cent hamburgers, 5-cent Cokes, and 15-cent all-day movies, we could not, in our grandest dreams,....More
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