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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
Nov 11, 2010

Changing government easier said than done

Making things better: changing government is easier said than done, as new faces in Congress will find....More
Nov 08, 2010

U.S. catfish farmers push for USDA inspections

There is a new law that transfers the inspection and regulation of catfish from the FDA to the USDA, which could get U.S. catfish producers some....More
Nov 04, 2010

What's payback for big campaign checks?

Costly campaigns finally ended, what’s payback for all those big checks?....More
Nov 02, 2010

A Bronx cheer

Author takes advantage of opportunity to give senator thumbs down....More
Oct 29, 2010

Weather tolerant crops next big advance?

Crops tolerant to heat, drought are already in the pipeline, as researchers manipulate genes that will give farmers plants better able to withstand....More
Oct 29, 2010

Considerations before casting a vote

Let’s lay it out there, fellow Arkansans: if polls are accurate, we are about to give Sen. Blanche Lincoln the boot. The belief that she voted with....More
Oct 29, 2010

E-15 ruling – a sow’s ear to a silk purse?

The Renewable Fuels Association is trying to say positive, noting that the EPA waiver is a step in the right direction. But the ruling is still one....More
Oct 26, 2010

How would Republican House victory impact farm programs?

Republican control over the House of Representatives could provide interesting backdrop for the next farm bill....More
Oct 26, 2010

Victor the grape picker, Victor the hero

Victor the grape picker and Victor the hero are one and the same. Oct. 5 was the day Victor the agricultural worker saved the life of an eight-year-....More
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