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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 home1

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'1

President Obama to meet with Chinese counterpart for discussions....More
Jan 12, 2011

U.S. cotton production – best imitated, not dismantled

Cotton production in the West African country of Burkina Faso is expected to significantly increase in 2011, thanks to technology from the United....More
Jan 11, 2011

Dick Winters, a true American hero, dead at 92

Major Dick Winters, hero of Band of Brothers book, TV series, has died....More
Jan 07, 2011

The tax man cometh: state/local levies rising

The tempest in a teapot over tax cuts at the federal level seems to have overlooked continuing increases in state/local taxes....More
Dec 30, 2010

Enjoying the worst of two worlds

Economic recovery in developing nations is forcing American consumers to pay higher prices with less cash on hand....More
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