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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
Oct 25, 2010

HFCS is just sugar

Sugar from corn, especially high fructose corn syrup, suffers from an undeserved image problem....More
Oct 22, 2010

Consider pricing new crop cotton

When you do the math, not a single crop or crop combination looks to be a loser. That’s one reason why Mid-South producers may stick close to their....More
Oct 22, 2010

A billionaire speaks: invest in agriculture

A billionaire speaks: agriculture a good investment in years ahead....More
Oct 21, 2010

Causey: Mid-South agriculture, farm bills and affordable medicine

Now, Chad Causey, Berry’s chief of staff for the last few years, is running to replace his old boss. He’s in a tough fight. I’ve known Causey – a....More
Oct 15, 2010

Don’t mess with the Seal of Cotton

Some of trademark violations border on the ridiculous. The Seal of Cotton has been altered to resemble the horns of a Longhorn steer or a marijuana....More
Oct 14, 2010

Crop turnouts have Mid-South farmers smiling

  Could Mid-South farmers have asked for a better harvest season than they’ve had this year? As if to atone for last year’s....More
Oct 11, 2010

How it looks from the other side

Higher prices for corn are raising concerns among hog producers....More
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