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May 27, 2011

Manure, farmer’s markets: solution for a growing world’s food needs?2

Manure and farmer's markets: A solution to the world's growing demand for food?....More
May 25, 2011

Be prepared for tornadoes in rural areas

Rural areas seldom have the warning systems available to those of us who live in town. And, even if they do, farmers and ranchers are often caught....More
May 20, 2011

Food sermons by rich and famous include heaping helping of hypocrisy1

In his keynote address at the Future of Food Conference at Georgetown University, Britain's Prince Charles warned, "We are pushing nature’s life....More
May 19, 2011

Mississippi River's historic march to the sea

How much water is rushing down the Mississippi River? It's a sight to behold....More
May 12, 2011

Less is more: Dr. No’s Magical Rχ for curing government ills2

Testing the presidential political waters: Dr. No’s Magical Rχ for curing the ills of government....More
May 09, 2011

Floodwaters rise, Corps opens another spillway1

As the Mississippi River rises to historic levels, every community has had a story to tell....More
May 05, 2011

Funding cut may jeopardize satellite for weather, flood, drought forecasts

A key weather forecasting satellite program is in limbo as a result of congressional budget cuts....More
May 02, 2011

Farmland or Cairo, Ill. — an extraordinary dilemma7

With a decision on opening the Birds Point - New Madrid Floodway coming soon, anxiety is high regarding potential outcomes....More
Apr 28, 2011

200 years past to 200 years future, Mississippi River a vital asset

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first successful steamboat trip down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans....More
Apr 26, 2011

How farmers can use social media

Learn how to use popular social media tools through a series of well-done hour-long Webinars (one each month) co-sponsored by the National Corn....More
Apr 22, 2011

As food prices move upward, farmer's share budges little

Last month saw wholesale food prices record the largest increase in 36 years, and industry analysts’ crystal balls don’t foresee how much more they’....More
Apr 21, 2011

Farm visit is ideal Earth Day activity

I celebrated Earth Day a few days early this year – Tuesday, April 19....More
Apr 21, 2011

USDA gets it right by changing corn for ethanol category2

One-third of every corn bushel used for ethanol returns to the animal feed market -- a fact lost on many corn-for-ethanol critics....More
Apr 12, 2011

Elimination of infrastructure support: Is that what voters meant in November?

Elimination of infrastructure support: Is that what voters meant in November?....More
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