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Nov 18, 2013

Broadband service for rural areas: The promise still exceeds reality

There are glimmers of hope on the horizon as private entities, rural cooperatives, and others compete for the prestige factor — and growth — that....More
Nov 14, 2013

Are tainted fish slipping into the United States?

Formaldehyde in imported fish -- a good reason for USDA inspection....More
Nov 08, 2013

'Big org’ slams ‘big ag’ for raising too much money

The GMO labeling movement has moved to Washington state, where yet another anti-GMO initiative is on the ballot....More
Nov 08, 2013

As large corn crop comes off, ethanol use declining

The ongoing tug of war continues between the petroleum industry, which is seeing demand for gasoline decline, and the ethanol industry, which has a....More
Nov 04, 2013

Italy's corn production comedy

The cost of imported U.S. corn tripled, while Italian farmers, prohibited from growing GMO corn, got “mere cents on the euro” for their damaged crop....More
Oct 29, 2013

Shutdown increased uncertainty for market

The government shutdown added more uncertainty to the commodity markets,....More
Oct 28, 2013

Dr. Coble goes to Washington (again)

The significant difference between this and previous farm bills, says Keith Coble, Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at....More
Oct 21, 2013

ATVs: Are you keeping your kids safe?

The good news is that ATV fatalities and injuries in the U.S. have been declining, but far too many underage kids are still being seriously injured....More
Oct 17, 2013

Who's really behind the GMO labeling movement?

Another state considers GMO labeling....More
Oct 14, 2013

Opposition to GMO crops 'a form of madness'

While adults fight their silly battles over GMO crops, 1.9 to 2.8 million kids, many in poverty-stricken regions, are hungry, go blind, or die each....More
Oct 11, 2013

Just how smart is smart water?

Despite the popularity of everything smart, I still prefer dumb water....More
Oct 04, 2013

Timing of government shutdown could have been worse for farmers … but barely

The closing of most of USDA's offices in Washington and across the nation and the world are not having an immediate impact on farmers, but as the....More
Oct 04, 2013

Inspect pangasius, let chips fall where they may

Test imported pangasius and let the fish and chips fall where they may....More
Oct 03, 2013

Environmental activists – should have sued the cows

The Waterkeeper Alliance is a dangerous organization when it comes to suing folks. This time, they got it wrong....More
Oct 03, 2013

The sinking ship of Congress: A crying need for statesmen

Compare yesterday’s statesmen to today’s governing body that has, for a decade, accomplished little more than rancorous, partisan brinksmanship. Is....More
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