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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
Dec 01, 2015

‘Catchy’ phrases not helpful in fight to grow crops

Environmental activist groups' press release muddies the waters for development of new herbicides and insecticides needed to increase world food....More
Nov 24, 2015

Arlim tomatoes and the end of summer

Oftentimes, the uglier the tomato, the more awesome it is....More
Nov 24, 2015

Despite its faults, thanks for the greatest country on earth

The determination, endurance, perseverance, and sacrifice of the Pilgrim founders, and the sacrifices of those who fought in defense of our freedoms....More
Nov 23, 2015

Highway bill: Kicking the can down the road only part way

Congress passed yet another BandAid temporary funding measure — the 34th time in the last six years they failed pass a long term transportation bill....More
Nov 16, 2015

It wasn’t a fancy, expensive Rolex, but what do you expect for $9.95?

A watch that looks halfway decent, costs $9.95, runs three years-plus, and keeps surprisingly accurate time, is little short of amazing....More
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