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Mar 24, 2014

‘Phenomenal’ yields and quality are bright spots in Mid-South cotton picture

“A really bright spot” in Mid-South cotton production “is the significant increase in pounds-per-acre productivity over the last eight to 10 years,....More
Mar 17, 2014

The Gin Show — A continually evolving event

Originally primarily a cotton-oriented show, and still more familiarly known to everyone as “The Gin Show,” the event now encompasses all Mid-South....More
Mar 17, 2014

Gin Show – plenty of big wheels, puppy giveaways and optimism

Reflections on the gin show -- cotton, corn, puppies and other cool stuff....More
Mar 11, 2014

Good weed control causing monarch declines?

Danged if you do a good job of weed control and danged if you don't....More
Mar 10, 2014

‘Cut and paste’ comments not a service to family farms

New herbicide-resistant soybean, corn and cotton technology would help farmers do a better job of controlling pests and managing resistance, but....More
Mar 08, 2014

Industry research and promotion efforts pay dividends for peanuts

Studies on health benefits of eating peanuts constitute 'an awesome effort," says John Powell, president of The Peanut Institute, and today....More
Mar 07, 2014

Cheerios on GMOs – give them a big round zero

Actually, every living thing has been genetically modified over the years, even the oats in Cheerios....More
Mar 06, 2014

GMO labeling initiatives rise from fear

A food label is not the place to wage philosophical battles against modern production methods....More
Feb 21, 2014

Winter’s gift: An appreciation of Earth coming alive again

Despite the uncommonly cold temps that have left us a landscape of uniformly drab brown, and the Pennsylvania rodent’s ominous forecast of six extra....More
Feb 21, 2014

Time growing short for voluntary metering of Delta irrigation wells

Delta counties in Mississippi have until June 30 to meet individual goals for voluntary metering of irrigation wells, says Randy Knight, president of....More
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
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