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Oct 12, 2015

As ag’s boom cycle wanes, forecasts see downturn through 2017

Rabobank, the global financial service, describes current conditions in agriculture as “the perfect storm.”....More
Oct 08, 2015

Boll weevil eradication best of public-private partnerships

Paying off Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation debt major milestone for farmers in fight to restore cotton's profitability....More
Oct 05, 2015

Genetic engineering: Mother Nature’s done it for centuries3

"Almost none of our foods that we eat today is the product of Nature’s way." says Jon Entine, author of "GMOs, Yes! Why ‘Biotech 2.0’ Foods are Safe....More
Oct 02, 2015

Doomsday vault’s first withdrawal, floating farms and swarming robots

Some ag tech stories you may have missed....More
Sep 28, 2015

Bamboozled at the seafood counter: catfish that isn’t1

The lesson is that where catfish is farm-raised does make a significant difference....More
Sep 21, 2015

Closing the rural digital divide: FCC says goal is end of 2020

Progress on providing broadband Internet service to rural areas is not occurring "broadly enough or quickly enough," says the Federal Communications....More
Sep 15, 2015

‘Following the herd’ is helping keep cotton prices under wraps

Conventional wisdom may need to go out the door when considering China's cotton reserve policies....More
Sep 14, 2015

Why do Southerners have a drawl?1

Why does a fellow from Mississippi have a twang that’s different from a fellow in Texas?....More
Sep 10, 2015

Seared in memory, that beautiful September morning of horror

And as for everyone who lived through that 2001 day of horror on a scale almost incomprehensible, there came to mind the memory of that morning....More
Sep 07, 2015

And let us now be thankful for GMO-free salt, bottled water

Haven’t we always desired water and salt sans those insidious GMOs? And now, praise be, we can have them. It says so, right there on the labels....More
Aug 31, 2015

Cuba and China: A difference that’s difficult to fathom1

For decades now the U.S. has been trading with and allowing open travel to China, whose government has been one of the most repressive on the planet....More
Aug 28, 2015

‘Houston, we have a problem,’ and it's called pigweed

Scattered pigweed in fields this year could become a major problem in Mid-South crops next season....More
Aug 28, 2015

Eat your gloop but I’m sticking with a good, old plate lunch

Maybe it was a result of the heat, but July cooked up more food goofiness....More
Aug 24, 2015

There’s no such thing as a free lunch or free road and bridge repairs1

U.S. farmers are losing their transportation advantage over competitors like Brazil while roads and bridges crumble for lack of investment....More
Aug 24, 2015

Kicking the can, again, down ever-so-crumbling highways1

As paving season melts away like an ice cube in the August sun, highwaysare in horrible condition and getting worse by the day....More
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