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Jul 19, 2016

It matters not how much oil if there’s no food or TP

Food security isn’t a given. Example: Venezuela, where government mismanagement and economic woes have resulted in widespread hardship for its....More
Jul 15, 2016

Food manufacturers boycott anti-GMO labeling activists in Vermont4

House and Senate approve new GMO labeling measures by wide margins, President Obama is expected to sign the legislation....More
Jul 12, 2016

The Brits revolt...and we're all hit in the pocketbook2

The uncertainty and volatility related to Brexit may well go on for many months, or even for the two years it supposedly will take for the separation....More
Jul 06, 2016

What do aerial applicators think of the new FAA drone rules?

“A 2-pound bird – made of bones, muscle and sinew -- can shatter a plane’s window, go straight through. Imagine what hard plastic and a battery could....More
Jun 27, 2016

Wanna be a U.S. citizen? Just bring lots of money

Under the EB-5 visa program, your Uncle Sam grants up to 10,000 visas annually for immigrants who will agree to invest at least $1 million to create....More
Jun 20, 2016

Can we trust our water filter to order its own replacement?

It’s just another step in the ongoing evolution of taking humans out of the decision-making/manpower loop, all the while eliminating jobs....More
Jun 13, 2016

Will EPA regulate your dishwashing detergent?1

The first-ever update of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act will, for the first time ever, subject more than 64,000 household chemicals to....More
Jun 06, 2016

Another study: GMOs are safe. But will it matter?

The latest scientific findings won't change the stance of those who maintain that GMO crops are a plot by an international agrochemical cabal....More
Jun 06, 2016

Scientist takes issue with no-pesticide-organic claim – in nice way

Organic producers use of naturally-occurring pesticides may result in higher dose rates than conventional products....More
May 31, 2016

Science takes a back seat to fear-mongering about GMOs2

“There is no evidence of a difference in nutrient quality between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs.”....More
May 27, 2016

Organic growers report higher sales, low market penetration1

"Organic" producers continue to make inroads in commercial agriculture, but proponents admit it still only makes up 5 percent of total food sales....More
May 23, 2016

The last dairyman: John McReynolds retires after 50 years

He was the last private dairyman in a county once known as the Dairy Capitol of the South, but early this month John T. McReynolds sold his herd and....More
May 16, 2016

Ownership of ag data still not a legally-established principle

"The reality is that ‘ownership’ is a legal principle that must be recognized by courts or a law — and that has not happened yet in the United States....More
May 06, 2016

Ag sector downturn to last how long?

“The start of the current environment really began in 2014. When prices fall as hard as they have and expenses don’t fall at the same rate, it sends....More
May 05, 2016

Reality check needed for non-farm residents?1

Weed Science Society of America herbicide elimination estimates lead to questions about perceptions of environmentla activist groups....More
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