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Nov 09, 2011

Beetle-mimicking irrigation system wins Dyson award

A young Australian engineer has won the 2011 James Dyson Award for developing a low-maintenance, solar-powered, drip-irrigation system....More
Nov 08, 2011

U.S. agriculture needs an infusion of young farmers

The average age of the U.S. farmer continues to rise, which begs the question, "How does we encourage more young people to enter the profession?"....More
Nov 07, 2011

Chinese rice buyers touring the United States

On Sunday, November 6, rice buyers from China will arrive in Sacramento, California. Following several days of touring rice mills and farms in the....More
Nov 04, 2011

Halloween no match for scary Texas summer

If you’re a kid in Texas and wanted to make a huge haul on Halloween, you dressed up as the weather phenomenon La Niña. Farmers and ranchers would....More
Nov 04, 2011

Animals and porn: yet another off-the-wall scheme for attention1

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has announced the launch in December of an XXX porn website....More
Nov 02, 2011

2011 crop season – start to finish

What a long, strange trip this season has been for Mid-South farmers. The weather was simply bi-polar from the get go....More
Nov 02, 2011

Time to vote for your favorite photo2

The time is finally here to start voting for your favorite cotton photo!! Voting begins November 2, 2011 and will end at 5 PM CST November 9, 2011....More
Oct 31, 2011

USDA whistles past the Pigford graveyard3

As the green is doled out to a conga line of aggrieved farmers, ‘The Last Plantation’ atmosphere is apparently no more at USDA; buried in an act of....More
Oct 28, 2011

Up close and personal: Using social media to tell ag’s story

Alabama dairyman Will Gilmer uses social media to enhance agriculture's image....More
Oct 26, 2011

Cotton photo entry deadline fast approaching

You still have time to get your photos in the contest, send them to by Nov. 1, 2011....More
Oct 21, 2011

Military may play key role toward making biofuels commercially viable

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says military use of alternate energy can lessen dependence on imported oil....More
Oct 19, 2011

Cottonseed packs a powerful energy punch

All of the energy required to produce an acre of cotton can be found in a very unlikely place – the plant’s very own seeds....More
Oct 18, 2011

2011 Cotton Photo Contest2

Farm Press would like to recognize the beauty of cotton and the people who grow it. Send us your best cotton photos: kids in cotton fields, blooms,....More
Oct 17, 2011

Foundation doesn’t mind exploiting cantaloupe tragedy

The Weston A. Price Foundation apparently has no qualms about exploiting calamity either. They don’t even need the facts to put out a news release –....More
Oct 14, 2011

While awaiting Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, a wistful farewell to summer

As cold weather nears, a wistful farewell to summer....More
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