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Sep 30, 2010

Trio calls for Pigford investigation

Congressmen, alleging “massive, widespread fraud” amongst claimants and attorneys in the Pigford settlements, have called on the Department of....More
Sep 24, 2010

Sayonara to cows and chicken?

Meat grown in factories: Sayonara to beef, chicken?....More
Sep 24, 2010

It's not nice to annoy the lawyers

Attorneys strike back at farm group executive who dared to challenge them in a scientific advisory panel hearing convened by EPA....More
Sep 22, 2010

Environmentalists eat too.

I see more symbiosis than parasitism in what’s necessary to feed both my appreciation for the natural beauty of this world and my physical needs for....More
Sep 21, 2010

Iowa Farm Bureau: No more direct payments

The Iowa Farm Bureau voted at its fall meeting to recommend that Congress eliminate direct payments from the next farm bill....More
Sep 17, 2010

From picking by hand to GMOs

One of the always interesting aspects of my visits to farmers is learning something about how they came to agriculture as a life’s work....More
Sep 16, 2010

Conservation-minded soybean growers

Are you a soybean grower who excels in environmentally friendly and conservation practices?....More
Sep 10, 2010

Nothing says toxic exposure like bad television

Personally, I think exposure to a couple of reality television shows can be a lot more toxic to a child’s mind than barely-detectable pesticide....More
Sep 10, 2010

Misdirected anger: Washington not only culprit in economic misery

Taxes at the state and local level are rising more rapidly than those at the national level....More
Sep 03, 2010

America's greatest generation of farmers

Gratitude for America's greatest generation of farmers....More
Aug 31, 2010

BP board game imitates real life

No doubt, if the BP oil spill was a board game, BP would have finished last....More
Aug 20, 2010

Pigford update, Boyd interview preview

During an early August interview, I asked Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln about the $1.5 billion Pigford/USDA settlement and Congress’ seeming....More
Aug 18, 2010

On the lookout for top-notch cotton producers

Some are driven by the pure joy of managing the crop, others by cotton’s stunning reward, a blanket of fluffy-white cotton bolls, waiting to be....More
Aug 17, 2010

Got wheat seed?

Even without the price run-up following Russia’s ban of grain exports imposed Aug. 15, it was likely the supply of wheat seed would not meet demand....More
Aug 13, 2010

Doubling up on a one-way street

U.S. ag exporters will need help in knocking down barriers to their products imposed by foreign governments....More
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