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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
Feb 18, 2011

Alexandria’s traffic circle – a dizzying ride

Before you get on Alexandria's traffic circle -- you better know where you're going....More
Feb 18, 2011

I remember picking cotton as a kid but it wasn’t worth $2 a pound in ‘53

If cotton had been selling for $2 a pound when I was a kid, my whole life might have changed....More
Feb 14, 2011

Rep. Rick Crawford ready to ‘fight the fight’ for farmers

Mid-South agriculture received a huge setback in 2010 when Marion Berry, an Arkansas Democrat, retired after seven terms. Replacing the influence and....More
Feb 11, 2011

China’s changing labor/wage picture an influence on economies worldwide

China’s changing labor/wage picture an influence on economies worldwide....More
Feb 04, 2011

Tough love as penny-pinching of budget cuts outlined

Tough love as Congress begins penny-pinching process of budget cuts....More
Jan 31, 2011

Chinese cotton crop looking for a home, any home

Chinese storing cotton in their homes is a sign of how valuable the white fiber has become....More
Jan 28, 2011

Extension's role adapts to change

With almost a century of service, the Extension Service's role has adapted to changing needs....More
Jan 28, 2011

One hungry planet

One-hungry planet--agriculture will need some help to feed a world population of 9 billion by the year 2043....More
Jan 28, 2011

Sunbelt dim in Senate Ag Committee

Of the 21 members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, only three hail from Sunbelt states (California and Texas, mega-farms of the nation are not....More
Jan 26, 2011

Renewable energy at USDA

USDA is “working hard to unleash the power of America’s innovators and entrepreneurs to build a green energy economy,” blogged Sec. Tom Vilsack....More
Jan 24, 2011

Optimism returns at Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Cotton producers at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Atlanta were brimming with optimism over high cotton prices. Glyphosate-resistant Palmer....More
Jan 14, 2011

Giant African snails, pink mealybugs: No, it’s not New Year hangover…

Giant African snails, pink mealybugs are just a few of the invasive pests and weeds that will be scouted in a 2011 survey....More
Jan 14, 2011

U.S., China meeting 'should focus on trade deficit'

President Obama to meet with Chinese counterpart for discussions....More
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