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Oct 16, 2016

Look heavenward for a celestial reality show

In olden times, this October full moon was called the Hunter’s Moon, but today it has been jazzed up as Super Moon....More
Oct 13, 2016

Fortified rice may be a game changer in food aid programs

Fortified rice looks like, and tastes like, regular rice, and is readily accepted by recipients of USDA and USAID international food assistance....More
Oct 10, 2016

Another weed resistance management tool: cover crops

Dr. Ryan Edwards found that cover crops in combination with residual herbicides can reduce weed emergence and growth, specifically Palmer amaranth (....More
Oct 03, 2016

‘There could not be a better time for a career in agriculture’1

“Today, most of our graduates have two or three job opportunities when they’re ready to enter the work force," says Mike Phillips, Mississippi State....More
Oct 03, 2016

Glyphosate has become lightning rod for environmental activists

Panel of Experts debunk "glyphosate probably carcingoenic to humans' finding by International Agency for Research on Cancer monograph in 2015....More
Sep 28, 2016

If you aren’t worried about data security, you should be

Law enforcement agencies and computer systems security experts are spreading the word that ag-related cyber crime is on the increase....More
Sep 27, 2016

Have a cool one today—rice growers will thank you

Have a cool one tomorrow in observance of National Drink Beer Day. Mid-South rice growers will thank you....More
Sep 19, 2016

Mainstream media begin to note folly of anti-GMO hype

While anti-GMO groups continue their fear-mongering tactics to keep contributions rolling in, many mainstream media are pointing to the absurdity of....More
Sep 16, 2016

‘Farmers are having a wonderful year financially’

Heritage Foundation special report, which is receiving much criticism from farm groups, appears to be divorced from reality of commercial farming....More
Sep 13, 2016

For ag technology: ‘Let science and facts guide you’

Much of the public opposition to genetic engineering of seeds and crops, David Friedberg says, is because most people just don’t understand the....More
Sep 12, 2016

USDA inspections send another shipment of Asian fish packing

The August rejection was only the latest in a string of rejections since the USDA took over inspections from the FDA in April. Compared to the FDA....More
Sep 06, 2016

In just a few years, agriculture has become No. 1 user of UAVs

Agriculture is now the No. 1 user of UAVs — just another step for a sector that is becoming increasingly data-driven....More
Sep 02, 2016

What happens to H-2A workers if wall gets built?2

Political promises may cause labor headaches for farmers who already have enough problems without adding to their load....More
Aug 29, 2016

Supermarket hype: Paying more for negligible differences1

From a nutrition standpoint, test after test has shown no appreciable difference between non-organic and organic....More
Aug 19, 2016

Louisiana flood disasters leading many to question why?

Damaging levels of flooding in Louisiana for the second time this year are resulting in questions about what's happening with weather patterns....More
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