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Jun 08, 2014

Organic agriculture cannot save the planet2

From an environmental standpoint, organic farming isn't all it's cracked up to be....More
Jun 03, 2014

Vermont labeling law – victory of hype over substance

Vermont falls for anti-GMO hype, passes labeling bill....More
Jun 02, 2014

Agricultural technology ‘absolutely essential’ to meet world food needs

Agricultural technology has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture by dramatically increasing productivity, while reducing the....More
May 29, 2014

The Sequel: Pesticide looneys and conspiracy theorists1

Crop protection chemicals and GMOs -- some readers just don't get it....More
May 29, 2014

Value of U.S. rice lands to waterfowl – something to quack about

To replace the contribution to wildlife habitat of flooded ricelands would cost the federal government over $3.5 billion....More
May 20, 2014

Colin and David Collins: Their family farming lineage traces to 1830s

Colin and David Collins are part of a multi-generational family that traces its agricultural lineage to the 1830s. Cotton was grown on the farm for....More
May 19, 2014

Quest for boosting U.S. energy raising issues with mineral rights1

With expansion of oil and gas exploration and production in the Mid-South, more landowners are being confronted with decisions about leasing their....More
May 12, 2014

The California drought: You’re going to pay more at the supermarket1

There is little irony that, in an era when people are being urged to make healthier eating choices, including more fresh vegetables and fruits,....More
May 08, 2014

On Extension’s 100th birthday, some reminiscences1

On its 100th birthday, the Extension Service still is going strong, reflecting not only the myriad changes in a continually evolving agriculture, but....More
May 05, 2014

As agriculture copes with water scarcity, many companies don’t

As more and more corporate boards discuss the impact of social and environmental issues on their profitability and growth, water risk will emerge as....More
May 01, 2014

Diminishing world water supply leading to major conflict?

Considering the need to quickly address global water shortages, sanitation before major strife....More
Apr 28, 2014

Wolves of Wall Street: poised to gobble up U.S. farmland?

Domestic farmland is "a huge and largely untapped asset class,” a report notes, and “frequently [investors] enter the market with so much capital....More
Apr 24, 2014

Warning: This column contains sensible information about GMOs2

Environmentalists beware, reading this may cause bouts of rational thinking....More
Apr 21, 2014

Pioneering plant breeder aiming to double world corn production

Today’s GMO corn varieties average 150 bushels or so from 35,000 plants per acre. A Forbes magazine article outlines how Iowa seed mogul Harry Stine....More
Apr 18, 2014

Can U.S. Congress put a stop to state labeling initiatives?

A new bill has been introduced that will set federal standards for GMO labeling....More
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