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Mar 14, 2016

$25 for 100 nutritious meals? Yes, and you can be a part

In the space of a few hours, Mid-South FFA members packaged more than 40,000 meals for distribution to needy in the Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas....More
Mar 02, 2016

Mosquitoes, Zika and bow-hunting miseries

Many researchers are studying the possibility of genetic engineering driving certain mosquito species to extinction....More
Mar 01, 2016

Political theater: A bubble just waiting to be popped?

Whoever ends up taking the oath of office as president next January will inherit the leadership of a government that has, for more than a decade,....More
Mar 01, 2016

Brave New World: The proliferation of pharmaceutical TV

Network TV is as if you’ve wandered into the Never Never Land of Big Pharma: one advertisement after another for high-priced drugs....More
Feb 24, 2016

Cochran press release shows government working for the people

Press release from Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran reminds of the importance of federal dollars being distributed in ways that can help the rural....More
Feb 22, 2016

In tight times, working capital and lender relationship are vital

The current narrow margin environment for farmers could last for several years, Purdue economists say....More
Feb 16, 2016

Monsanto fighting yet another battle against misinformation

Monsanto issues statement correcting misinformation about its products and the Zika virus after some try to link it to GMOs....More
Feb 16, 2016

Mixed with donuts and coffee: speculation about 2016

Mississippi growers will be scrutinizing every item in their budgets this year to see where cuts can be made....More
Feb 08, 2016

Despite downturn, values of quality farmland remain high

Despite lower land values across many regions, values in general will remain historically high, says Randy Dickhut of Farmers National Company....More
Feb 04, 2016

Farm bill spending criticism off target — again

Activists groups begin piling on after falling crop prices drive up spending for farm bill programs....More
Feb 01, 2016

Robot bartenders and news written by algorithms?

Agriculture, which is increasingly adopting ever more sophisticated machinery and technology, is expected to see wide use of robotic equipment....More
Jan 26, 2016

Would you support slavery to save a few cents on shrimp?

Domestic shrimp, catfish, and other seafood products may cost more, but there is reasonable assurance that they are of good quality and are safe....More
Jan 22, 2016

WOTUS veto draws ire from number of farm organizations

President's veto adds more fuel to the fire for American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm organizations opposing EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule....More
Jan 21, 2016

Martian potatoes and Chinese GM corn

With humankind increasingly looking to the Red Planet with wanderlust, is the lowly potato set to be literally ascendant?....More
Jan 18, 2016

Filling the tank at 1950s prices? Actually, now may be cheaper

The 19 cent gas of the 1950s is doable in many areas of the Mid-South these days. Howzat, you ask? The answer: inflation....More
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