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Feb 01, 2016

Robot bartenders and news written by algorithms?

Agriculture, which is increasingly adopting ever more sophisticated machinery and technology, is expected to see wide use of robotic equipment....More
Jan 26, 2016

Would you support slavery to save a few cents on shrimp?

Domestic shrimp, catfish, and other seafood products may cost more, but there is reasonable assurance that they are of good quality and are safe....More
Jan 22, 2016

WOTUS veto draws ire from number of farm organizations

President's veto adds more fuel to the fire for American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm organizations opposing EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule....More
Jan 21, 2016

Martian potatoes and Chinese GM corn

With humankind increasingly looking to the Red Planet with wanderlust, is the lowly potato set to be literally ascendant?....More
Jan 18, 2016

Filling the tank at 1950s prices? Actually, now may be cheaper

The 19 cent gas of the 1950s is doable in many areas of the Mid-South these days. Howzat, you ask? The answer: inflation....More
Jan 10, 2016

What will be memorable about 2016?

National Cotton Council leaders asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to confirm cottonseed is an other oilseed to make producers eligible for....More
Jan 05, 2016

Monster weeds: It’s all a plot by evil chemical companies (not!)

Monster weeds and government subterfuge make a better story for an uninformed public than how farmers are first and foremost protectors of the land....More
Dec 23, 2015

Memories of Christmases past: All who have touched our lives

More and more, with the years’ passing, Christmas is a time of wistful remembrance of all those along life's way who are no longer with us....More
Dec 21, 2015

Super El Niño causing weather anomalies worldwide

This year’s “extreme” El Niño weather phenomenon is the strongest ever recorded, creating abnormal winter weather across North America and worldwide....More
Dec 19, 2015

Bipartisanship gets a win during vote on omnibus spending bill

Congressional leaders, president celebrate renewal of bipartisanship in passing omnibus spending that avoids another government shutdown....More
Dec 18, 2015

Bob Frazer: Goodbye to our favorite curmudgeon

He was a craftsman when it came to taking an article by one of our editors or contributors and making it more readable....More
Dec 16, 2015

Passing farm bills becoming tougher row to hoe for rural congressmen

Congress may find difficult task of passing farm bill even more challenging without aid of urban members....More
Dec 14, 2015

‘Ecocide’ trial could have ramifications for future of farming

Activist organizations say the lawsuit in the Court of International Justice is not merely a symbolic one, but rather an attempt to establish “....More
Dec 11, 2015

China betting big on GM crops, cloned food animals

The acceleration of biotech adoption by the Chinese has been fueled by the populations’ increased prosperity. Folks with more cash in their billfold....More
Dec 08, 2015

Better plants with no DNA fiddling? Yes, scientists say

Gene editing technology “could be the next step in ending food shortages,” scientists say....More
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