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Apr 08, 2011

The nutrition paradox: looking for solutions to health problems

While the Delta region of Mississippi has been on the cutting edge of advances in agricultural production, research, and technology adoption, it has....More
Apr 08, 2011

Is this what you voted for in November?1

House Republicans and Senate Democrats reach compromise on continuing resolution to fund the federal government....More
Apr 07, 2011

World War II memorial ‘marks the price of freedom’

The National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces, the 400,000 who died and all who....More
Apr 05, 2011

Oil spill prevention plan - more help

Nov. 10 is the date for owners of a SPCC-regulated facility or farm to prepare or amend and implement a Oil Spill Prevention, Control and....More
Apr 01, 2011

Ongoing challenge to growers: boost per acre yields even more

As U.S. food, feed, and fiber producers are confronted with increasing and more diverse demand, they will be challenged to expand the boundaries of....More
Mar 31, 2011

We love big in America, but look who’s bucking the trend

We like big in America, but one of the biggest stores in America is planning to downsize....More
Mar 30, 2011

An energy-independent U.S.

President Obama, in a speech today outlining his administration’s national energy policy, set a goal of reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third over....More
Mar 25, 2011

Solution for escalating costs of food: Let ‘em eat iPads

Starting with the 1973 Arab oil embargo, which set energy prices on their upward spiral, costs for everything have inflated as companies increased....More
Mar 23, 2011

High cost for healthy food -- not for this shopper

Uninformed columnist blames agricultural subsidies for obesity and other societal ills. Must be farm bill debate time again....More
Mar 18, 2011

Annual exercise in frustration: calculating the income tax bill

The annual exercise in frustration: calculating the income tax bill....More
Mar 18, 2011

U. S. farmers need to make corn, not apologies

American corn farmers don't need to make apologies. They need to make corn....More
Mar 11, 2011

Farm & Gin Show: Ag folks are the best

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show takeaway: Folks in ag are just the best....More
Mar 10, 2011

Sustainable agriculture warm, fuzzy, indefinable1

Sustainable agriculture cannot be clearly defined — yet it is a warm and fuzzy term to consumers, especially since the alternative is unsustainable....More
Mar 04, 2011

Food supply vs. population: Malthus 200 years later3

If current food trends continue, "By 2050, we will not have a planet left that is recognizable," says Jason Clay, who addressed the annual conference....More
Feb 28, 2011

Climate change, how does agriculture adapt?3

Is it best to stop climate change through some bureaucratic tonic, or learn to adapt to it....More
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