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Feb 17, 2014

Scaremongers are at it again: The Breakfast Cereal Follies

Kowtowing to the scare tactics of the anti-GMO groups, General Mills recently announced that it is making “a significant investment” to make its....More
Feb 12, 2014

Gentlemen farmers find the going a little rough

Modern reincarnations of the "gentleman farmer" try their hand at organic production, and find the going a lot tougher than they imagined....More
Jan 31, 2014

What’s in a name? Funeral decorum, and a new veggie?

How oxymoronic is it to name a winter storm Pax — Latin for peace? And does anyone really care that the Weather Channel is naming 2013/14 winter....More
Jan 28, 2014

Honey bees – will concern over health sting crop production?

Is honey bee health a real concern, or is it being blown out of proportion? The answer to both is yes....More
Jan 27, 2014

The enormous burden of drugs: enforcement officer sees it all

Jimmy Nichols does not encounter much humor in the course of his drug enforcement duties. Rather, he sees crime, ruined lives, and an enormous....More
Jan 20, 2014

Amid industry’s changing fortunes: High Cotton winners persevere

Cotton’s downturn and the shift to grains have had a wide-ranging impact on the industry, its organizations and infrastructure....More
Jan 13, 2014

Apathy in politics, government: A crisis point in civic education?

"Knowledge of our unique form of government and our civic responsibility...has fairly dramatically declined in importance in recent years,” says....More
Jan 10, 2014

Another year, but not just another Beltwide

Freezing weather didn't keep attendees from the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conference, which was scaled down, but still chocked full of information....More
Jan 10, 2014

New spinning mill in Louisiana is good news for cotton

A new spinning mill in Louisiana good for cotton....More
Jan 06, 2014

Your toaster acting suspiciously? It may well be spying on you

Is your fridge spying on you? Is your toaster electronically sending info about you to cyber criminals? Could be, security experts say....More
Dec 27, 2013

Mid-South cotton in 2014: A state of equilibrium, economist says

Farmers "will be facing a tougher environment on the row crop side, in terms of marketing decisions, land rent decisions, capital investment....More
Dec 26, 2013

GE corn study fatally flawed, author cries foul

Retracted study showing link between GE corn and cancer used rats predisposed to cancer....More
Dec 26, 2013

Cover crops – an underused key to stewardship

Cover crops may be a way to keep the soil on your farm, and regulators off....More
Dec 20, 2013

If only for a moment, children again…

Childhood is fleeting, the magic fades, and it’s often not until we have children of our own that we again experience the innocence and wonder of the....More
Dec 19, 2013

Not so fond memories of Saturday mornings in Arkansas

Those who long for the days of small, "picture-book" farms should spend a day doing actual farm labor....More
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