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Mar 23, 2015

Dietary committee lost in the weeds with new nutritional guidelines

Once again, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has changed its course on nutrition. But it may have found itself in the weeds by tackling....More
Mar 23, 2015

Want a good job? Students should think agriculture...1

“There has never been a better, more exciting, time for young people to choose careers in agriculture than right now,” says George Hopper,....More
Mar 16, 2015

Dick Bell: Leader in U.S. rice and ‘effective public servant’

Richard Bell's death brought to a close a life of much accomplishment, not just for the rice industry, but in the broader arena of national and....More
Mar 09, 2015

If I misled anyone about helping invent the Internet, I apologize

Apologies being the order of the day for government officials and others in the public eye, in the interest of transparency I’d like to clear up a....More
Mar 03, 2015

Drop in tractor sales forecast in 2015, as much as 20 percent in N. America

North America tractor sales could drop as much as 20 percent this year. The major obstacle is the oversupply of the market, so that much depends on....More
Feb 23, 2015

Top Five Tips to make the most of your Gin Show experience

Get ready for the upcoming crop season. Attend the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show this week....More
Feb 16, 2015

Peanut allergy: What the public thinks widely misses the mark4

The general public’s perception of the extent of peanut allergy is way off the mark in terms of reality, says Ryan Lepicier, vice president of....More
Feb 11, 2015

El Niños/La Niñas: More severe with climate change?

New research indicates that the frequency of the strongest El Niños and La Niñas could change from once every 23 years to once every 13 years by the....More
Feb 02, 2015

After a lifetime with Ma Bell, finally time to say goodbye

In my town there now is a new kid on the telecommunications block, C Spire, a homegrown Mississippi company not wedded to yesterday’s infrastructure....More
Jan 27, 2015

The old home place — not to be forgotten

Today, someone else lives in the house I knew for 57 years. But it will always be "home" to me....More
Jan 20, 2015

The food police: A plan to link diet and the environment?

A draft proposal to the USDA, stirring controversy, would recommend diets lower in meat-based foods and higher in plant-based foods as not only....More
Jan 14, 2015

Stakeholders pull together for bee health

Mid-South entomologists, beekeepers, farmers and the crop protection industry are pulling together to improve honeybee health....More
Jan 05, 2015

Tires from dandelions, long hair, and proliferating wonder drugs

Just when we think there are no worlds left to conquer in terms of crops, Mitas, a European tire manufacturers, says it will make agricultural tires....More
Jan 04, 2015

Science and vision are winners in GMO debate 

In a debate about the importance of genetic engineering, the winners possess a clear vision of biotechnology and an understanding of science. The....More
Dec 29, 2014

Falling oil prices bring relief, but not everyone’s smiling

It’s something many of us thought we’d never see again: gas prices at the $2 or below level. And yet it is happening: even in rural Mississippi....More
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