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May 02, 2013

Labor on an organic farm – harmony or harm3

Is working for free on a organic farm a bamboozle?....More
Apr 30, 2013

A new farm bill, specialty crops and onerous government regulations

In recent years, lawmakers wrestling with farm legislation have increasingly given specialty crops more elbow room at the negotiating table. That....More
Apr 28, 2013

Cotton’s biggest fan – human skin

Are cotton customers happy with the substitution of man-made fiber for cotton. Not exactly, says a recent survey....More
Apr 23, 2013

Mother Nature’s wrath: Tornado takes a toll on farming community

The April 11 tornado that swept through areas of Kemper and Noxubee counties in the northeastern prairie region of Mississippi had an impact on the....More
Apr 22, 2013

Surviving adversity is a process not a comeback

So, one can assume professional football players and Texas cotton farmers have nothing in common. Well maybe they do. Baron Batch thinks so. It’s....More
Apr 19, 2013

America’s vanishing middle class: Gap between rich and poor widens

As the gap between the rich and the poor widens, the middle class that helped build America continues to shrink....More
Apr 18, 2013

Will the EPA become more farmer friendly?1

On Tuesday (April 16), the EPA’s senior agricultural counsel said clean energy and building bridges with the farming/ranching community will be....More
Apr 15, 2013

Demon seeds: Searching for the planet's hottest pepper

In the ruthless world of hellfire chiles, nobody stays at the top for long. Behind marijuana, Superhot peppers have the potential to become the....More
Apr 15, 2013

Swimming pigs, giant cat-eating spiders

Have you been hoodwinked by yet another piece of Internet misinformation?....More
Apr 11, 2013

White House 2014 budget: USDA, crop insurance and conservation programs take hit

The White House budget proposal for 2014 would do away with direct payments to farmers and slash funding for the USDA. The 6 percent proposed cut....More
Apr 08, 2013

A buyer’s market for urea?

Increased urea production capacity could soon lead to a buyer's market for nitrogen, according to a study by Rabobank....More
Apr 05, 2013

Region’s bankers confirm it: 2012 was a good year for farmers

Farm income in the Memphis and Little Rock areas for the fourth quarter of 2012 reflected a "notable increase" over the same time a year ago....More
Apr 01, 2013

Washington D.C. gets a taste of Louisiana

Threats of a snowstorm and a sequester didn't keep Washington D.C. politicians from the 16th annual Crawfish Boil on the Hill....More
Mar 29, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers1

USDA NASS Planting Intentions comes too late in season for Southern corn growers....More
Mar 22, 2013

Stock market soars, while economy plods

The U.S. economy is stuck in neutral, but the stock market continues to soar. What's up with that?....More
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