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Jul 20, 2015

Hate your job? The robot that replaces you couldn’t care less

As technology becomes ever more sophisticated, the trend escalates: fewer and fewer people are needed to do many of today’s jobs....More
Jul 14, 2015

Is that fancy tractor really yours? Well, maybe, kinda, sorta

The U.S. Copyright Office is expected to issue a ruling this month clarifying what you can or can’t do with things you buy that are operated by....More
Jul 09, 2015

Pick your poison wisely, especially on the Internet

You can't make this stuff up -- most people get too much of their information from webistes with an agenda....More
Jul 06, 2015

A frozen Garden of Eden: Cary Fowler, consummate seed saver

Memphis, Tenn. native Cary Fowler is on a mission to preserve world crop diversity by collecting and saving seed for crops no longer used in modern....More
Jul 01, 2015

And with your hamburger how about a side of porn?

Can somebody tell me where I can get one of those gorgeous, juicy, half-a-foot-high hamburgers we see in TV ads? The ones you actually get are all....More
Jun 25, 2015

Field days can bring the heat, but shed light on agriculture’s importance

Field days give producers, university and industry representatives an opportunity to see how things work in the field even if they do typically take....More
Jun 22, 2015

Careful: That french fry or apple pie may alter your genetic makeup (not!)

“If you look at food packaging, you might think the three most terrifying letters in the English language are GMO.” — Jon Stewart....More
Jun 15, 2015

Mike Espy on ag sales to Cuba: ‘Don’t wait—go there, meet farmers’

"I believe things are going to open up relatively soon” with Cuba, says former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, and those wanting to do business....More
Jun 15, 2015

Congressman finds bucking trend can be problematic

Congressman bucks trend in defending legislation that would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which helps facilitate purchases of U.S. exports....More
Jun 08, 2015

Ag technology: It's now what’s hot for venture capital investors1

Start-up companies targeting plant and animal health are increasingly attracting backing from venture capital funds....More
Jun 02, 2015

Ag R&D: Are cutbacks in spending endangering future productivity?

Cutbacks in spending on agricultural research and development have allowed past productivity gains to slip away as economic and environmental....More
Jun 02, 2015

Catfish crooks, timber thieves and truffle rustlers

On the night of the incident, Rambaud, already sick of trespassers digging up truffles on his land, had been waiting in one of the family’s groves....More
Jun 01, 2015

Uptick in agriculture-related jobs to keep kids on the farm?

Without even the barest knowledge of agriculture, “our students are vulnerable to misinformation that sometimes vilifies farmers.” -- Karen Ballard....More
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May 28, 2015

Beekeepers need farmers to help feed their bees

Beekeepers need more forages for their bees than most can provide so they rely on farmers to provide healthy crops and other vegetation to feed them....More
May 25, 2015

Weird takes a new turn in D.C. as president’s own party rebels

As has been the case with other U.S. trade deals in recent years, there were concerns about the expected loss of U.S. jobs as a result of the Trans-....More
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