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Dec 22, 2010

The sights, sounds and smells of Christmases past

The smells of Christmas dinner were overpowering. But whatever our noses may have promised us, in the end our stomachs proved no match for the....More
Dec 21, 2010

In season of peace and hope, both seem ever elusive

In the Christmas season of peace and hope, both seem ever more elusive....More
Dec 17, 2010

Ultra-low gossypol cottonseed holds much potential

New ultra-low gossypol cottonseed could become a major income source in the future, says Cotton Incorporated Director of Research Bob Nichols....More
Dec 14, 2010

Corn – from moonshiner trunk to NASCAR tank

Starting in 2011, NASCAR will fuel all races with E15, a 15 percent corn ethanol blend. It’s the start of a great relationship between the racing....More
Dec 10, 2010

Ag exports: How long the bright spot in trade picture?

How long will agricultural exports remain the bright spot in the U.S. balance of trade picture?....More
Dec 07, 2010

Oprah's couch, WikiLeaks and the USDA's farmer lawsuits

Roll out the red tape — and possibly the red carpet. Roll it right up to the USDA collection booth and let the compensation flow. Better yet, dump....More
Dec 03, 2010

Fast food purgatory and the elusive McRib

Fast food purgatory: sales overkill wastes time and gasoline, and Mickey D's return of the elusive McRib....More
Dec 02, 2010

Palmer pigweed – don’t wait to see if it’s resistant

Glyphosate-resistant pigweed is a huge challenge for Mid-South producers, consultants, biotech companies, seed companies and weed scientists. Most of....More
Nov 26, 2010

How long will taxpayers subsidize Big Oil?

With a public hue and cry to cut government spending, how long will taxpayer dollars continue to subsidize Big Oil?....More
Nov 22, 2010

Clear your head, take a breath, price some cotton

There is still a lot of strength in new crop cotton prices. What do the experts say about pricing 2011 cotton?....More
Nov 19, 2010

Whose ox to gore in budget cutting?

With voters telling the new Congress to take a sledgehammer to big government and get the country’s financial house in order, the challenge now is....More
Nov 19, 2010

Conrad declines to take Ag Committee helm

North Dakota senators says he will retain Budget Committee chairman and be a senior member of the Agriculture Committee....More
Nov 17, 2010

Pop’s workshop

One of the great pleasures of summer when I was a boy was spending a week on my grandfather (Pop) Griffith’s farm. The opportunities for fun were....More
Nov 17, 2010

Satellite radio recalls bygone era

If someone had told me 30 years ago that I would someday pay to have a radio installed in my vehicle and then pay a monthly fee to listen to it I....More
Nov 15, 2010

Wow! Physical cotton prices exceed $1.50

Who knows when this wild cotton ride will end. In the meantime, these are exciting times for those still selling cotton....More
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