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Sep 03, 2013

Anti-GMO acting troupe takes it to the streets

An anti-GMO group takes its schtick to the streets....More
Sep 03, 2013

U.S. rice quality and quantifying customer demands

Issues surrounding U.S. rice quality include how chalk is measured....More
Sep 02, 2013

Can Mid-South cotton acres make a comeback?

Can Mid-South cotton acres make a comeback? O.A. Cleveland thinks so....More
Aug 30, 2013

Gobble, gobble: China’s investments in agriculture, business spreading worldwide

China is now the third largest investor in agriculture worldwide — a trend that's expected to pick up steam given the country's enormous buying power....More
Aug 30, 2013

Quality paramount to importers of U.S. rice

After years of complaints, Central American importers of U.S. rice grow impatient, say quality concerns must be quickly addressed....More
Aug 26, 2013

The best and the worst of a summer vacation

Vacation chronicles -- loved the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, not so much....More
Aug 23, 2013

The night the lights went out: rare moments to be savored

A night without electricity: It was an odd feeling to awaken in a dark-as-a-tomb house. And complete silence....More
Aug 22, 2013

Giant feral pig killed by Mississippi farmers

When Larry Smith and Michael Mims went hunting after a giant feral pig, they were shocked when the hog proved even bigger than they ever suspected....More
Aug 21, 2013

Nutrition title fight means difficulty in moving farm bill needle

Still several weeks from reconvening after August recess, Congress will arrive back in D.C. with a new farm bill in the balance....More
Aug 15, 2013

Move from Indiana led Paul Good to 40 years of Mississippi farming

Encroaching industrialization and urban development led Paul Good to leave his Michigan farm for Mississippi 40 years ago. Today, nearing age 88, he'....More
Aug 09, 2013

Module averaging could add millions to value of U.S. cotton1

Switch to module averaging in cotton classing could add millions to value of U.S. cotton crop....More
Aug 09, 2013

From plastic bags to a dead cat, cotton contaminants becoming more worrisome

Contaminants, particularly plastic, have become an increasing concern in U.S. cotton exported to foreign mills....More
Aug 07, 2013

Guess who’s making a move on U.S. superpower status?

Some say China has overtaken the United States in terms of superpower status....More
Aug 03, 2013

Fun and games on the Potomac 

Congress' August recess should provide opportunity for farmers to question members about votes on House Agriculture Committee farm bill....More
Aug 02, 2013

Your hired hands: 70-hour work week (!) for members of Congress

The 113th Congress may well close out its session with fewer bills signed into law than the 112th, which had the fewest since records began in the....More
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