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Jul 03, 2013

The Internet zoo weighs in on GE wheat

A prank at a supermarket turns into a worldwide anti-GMO news flash. The Internet zoo strikes again....More
Jul 01, 2013

Farm bill or food stamps?2

The House passage of amendments limiting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) benefits may limit chances of a new farm bill being....More
Jun 28, 2013

10-year outlook: Rising crop prices, but higher input costs

The decade ahead should see rising prices for major U.S. crops, but they will be accompanied by higher input costs, particularly those related to....More
Jun 21, 2013

In the Great Electronic Universe, privacy’s an increasingly scarce commodity

Fill up your vehicle at a gas station, cameras are watching. Shop at Wally World, smile-you’re-being-videoed. In almost any public place, lenses are....More
Jun 17, 2013

Kudzu, wildfires and bark beetles

How healthy are our forests? How vulnerable are they to fires, erosion and invasive flora and fauna?   Well, consider that it’s early....More
Jun 14, 2013

Crime-solving cats? Marriage proposal in space? Thanks, but I’ll pass

Experts of every stripe offer their services and insights through unsolicited e-mails to editors....More
Jun 13, 2013

GE wheat – detected early, safe, so what’s the fuss?1

Volunteer GE wheat shows up in a field in Oregon, anti-GMO crowd pounces....More
Jun 07, 2013

Almost 5 years after the financial implosion — and nobody's been jailed1

"Too big to fail, too big to jail" seems to have been the attitude toward those responsible for the financial shenanigans that brought about the....More
Jun 06, 2013

Today's synaptic challenge -- what is a GMO

A synaptically challenged GMO protester spreads confusion. Hopefully, no one was listening....More
May 31, 2013

‘Gee whiz’ technology systems now commonplace in agriculture

Precision ag companies are constantly coming up with newer, better, faster, more accurate ways to do things....More
May 30, 2013

Sustainable agriculture -- no silver bullets, but maybe some silver buckshot4

Can agriculture produce enough food to feed 9 billion people by 2050?....More
May 30, 2013

Christmas in June?

Will it be Christmas in summer? If a new farm bill finally goes to conference and takes shape as expected, it just might be for Christmas tree....More
May 29, 2013

Weather will continue to challenge agriculture

No doubt about it, climate change is real. So let's adapt....More
May 27, 2013

America’s increasing energy abundance: Will it bring manufacturing resurgence?

America's increasing energy abundance may spur return of manufacturing to the U.S....More
May 24, 2013

Ag economists take jabs at farm subsidies

Another ag economist takes a jab at ag subsidies....More
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