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Nov 07, 2012

After contentious election, it’s time to heal1

The challenge — for winners and losers — will be a big one. Somehow, the U.S. Congress must put aside its stubbornness and intractability and find a....More
Nov 07, 2012

A billion here, a billion there — to achieve more gridlock?

Contributions of $10 or $50 from individual voters are spit in the ocean compared to those from wealthy individuals and corporate donors....More
Nov 02, 2012

Using invasive plants for biofuels: Potential for ecological problems?

Invasive species cost the U.S. $120 billion each year and there is concern that a proposed biofuelds feedstock may be just such a problem....More
Nov 01, 2012

El Nino may be a disappointment for the Southwest

El Nino turned out to be a wimp. Wouldn’t you know that a long-anticipated weather trend that promised to bring more precipitation and cooler....More
Oct 31, 2012

Study says organic no healthier than conventional6

A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that organic foods aren’t any safer or more nutritious for children than conventionally-....More
Oct 26, 2012

Move agriculture to the big city and save the planet2

The idea of buying farm produce locally has spawned a number of far out ideas over the years. Some have been brilliant, others not so much....More
Oct 26, 2012

Itch, scratch — poison ivy’s misery belied in display of autumn color

From subtle yellow to delicate pink to bright orange and red, poison ivy is one of the most colorful plants in the autumn southern landscape....More
Oct 25, 2012

U.S. agriculture needs a transfusion of youth1

With one-third of U.S. farmers now 65 or older, time is running short for a transfusion of youth....More
Oct 25, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest deadline approaching fast1

We are receiving great photos for our 2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest....More
Oct 22, 2012

Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ 50 years later2

Rachel Carson's dire predictions about cancer and pesticide use failed to materialize, but her book, "Silent Spring" still resonates among those in....More
Oct 19, 2012

The silent spring that never was: What half a century has wrought4

The banning of DDT was the first step in an ever-increasing regulatory authority for the Environmental Protection Agency....More
Oct 12, 2012

More GMO-bashing, but as usual the other side gets short shrift in media7

“In my opinion, the methods, stats, and reporting of results are all well below the standard I would expect in a rigorous study; to be honest, I am....More
Oct 09, 2012

Yes, AEI, the sky is falling if you’re on the wrong end of a disaster3

Sky is falling analogy doesn't help farmers who are suffering losses from drought or livestock producers dealing with burned up pastures and high....More
Oct 06, 2012

And we're paying for this? Do-nothingest Congress in half a century3

"Failure to act on the farm bill will put tens of thousands of farmers in some degree of financial jeopardy, because farm lenders often base their....More
Oct 04, 2012

It's Back.... 2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest2

For a second year, Farm Press wants to recognize the beauty of cotton and the people who grow it. Send us your best cotton photo....More
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