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Constant quest for improvement has rewards for Keith Morton

Continually seeking ways to do things better has paid dividends for Mississippi farmer Keith Morton....More
May 16, 2013

Supreme Court stuffs seed patents back in Pandora’s box1

The High Court squeezed seed patents back into Pandora’s box, but more cases will come....More
May 13, 2013

As rains, frosts ushered in May, year past racked up heat records

As spring weather turns Mid-South planting plans topsy-turvy, 2012 drought and heat set records....More
May 06, 2013

Crawfish and catfish – imports cause concern

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May 03, 2013

Incentives to U.S. railroads could boost ag shipments, save millions for farmers

Tax and other incentives to railroads could mean millions of dollars in benefits to U.S. agriculture, according to a new study for the United Soybean....More
May 02, 2013

Labor on an organic farm – harmony or harm3

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Apr 30, 2013

A new farm bill, specialty crops and onerous government regulations

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Apr 28, 2013

Cotton’s biggest fan – human skin

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Apr 23, 2013

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

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Apr 22, 2013

Surviving adversity is a process not a comeback

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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

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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
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