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Dec 10, 2010

Ag exports: How long the bright spot in trade picture?

How long will agricultural exports remain the bright spot in the U.S. balance of trade picture?....More
Dec 07, 2010

Oprah's couch, WikiLeaks and the USDA's farmer lawsuits1

Roll out the red tape — and possibly the red carpet. Roll it right up to the USDA collection booth and let the compensation flow. Better yet, dump....More
Dec 03, 2010

Fast food purgatory and the elusive McRib1

Fast food purgatory: sales overkill wastes time and gasoline, and Mickey D's return of the elusive McRib....More
Dec 02, 2010

Palmer pigweed – don’t wait to see if it’s resistant

Glyphosate-resistant pigweed is a huge challenge for Mid-South producers, consultants, biotech companies, seed companies and weed scientists. Most of....More
Nov 26, 2010

How long will taxpayers subsidize Big Oil?

With a public hue and cry to cut government spending, how long will taxpayer dollars continue to subsidize Big Oil?....More
Nov 22, 2010

Clear your head, take a breath, price some cotton

There is still a lot of strength in new crop cotton prices. What do the experts say about pricing 2011 cotton?....More
Nov 19, 2010

Whose ox to gore in budget cutting?

With voters telling the new Congress to take a sledgehammer to big government and get the country’s financial house in order, the challenge now is....More
Nov 19, 2010

Conrad declines to take Ag Committee helm

North Dakota senators says he will retain Budget Committee chairman and be a senior member of the Agriculture Committee....More
Nov 17, 2010

Pop’s workshop

One of the great pleasures of summer when I was a boy was spending a week on my grandfather (Pop) Griffith’s farm. The opportunities for fun were....More
Nov 17, 2010

Satellite radio recalls bygone era

If someone had told me 30 years ago that I would someday pay to have a radio installed in my vehicle and then pay a monthly fee to listen to it I....More
Nov 15, 2010

Wow! Physical cotton prices exceed $1.50

Who knows when this wild cotton ride will end. In the meantime, these are exciting times for those still selling cotton....More
Nov 11, 2010

Changing government easier said than done

Making things better: changing government is easier said than done, as new faces in Congress will find....More
Nov 08, 2010

U.S. catfish farmers push for USDA inspections1

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
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