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Oct 22, 2010

Consider pricing new crop cotton

When you do the math, not a single crop or crop combination looks to be a loser. That’s one reason why Mid-South producers may stick close to their....More
Oct 22, 2010

A billionaire speaks: invest in agriculture

A billionaire speaks: agriculture a good investment in years ahead....More
Oct 21, 2010

Causey: Mid-South agriculture, farm bills and affordable medicine

Now, Chad Causey, Berry’s chief of staff for the last few years, is running to replace his old boss. He’s in a tough fight. I’ve known Causey – a....More
Oct 15, 2010

Don’t mess with the Seal of Cotton

Some of trademark violations border on the ridiculous. The Seal of Cotton has been altered to resemble the horns of a Longhorn steer or a marijuana....More
Oct 14, 2010

Crop turnouts have Mid-South farmers smiling

  Could Mid-South farmers have asked for a better harvest season than they’ve had this year? As if to atone for last year’s....More
Oct 11, 2010

How it looks from the other side

Higher prices for corn are raising concerns among hog producers....More
Oct 08, 2010

Resistant pigweed – kick it where it hurts

U.S. producers haven't faced a pest like this since the boll weevil began a march across in America in the late 1800s....More
Oct 07, 2010

A T-shirt's role in world trade

Tracing a T-shirt's life cycle — a look at cotton and world trade....More
Oct 05, 2010

Power play over NPDES permits

Members of Congress are working to eliminate the requirement for NPDES permits for pesticide applications over or near water....More
Oct 01, 2010

Dollar cotton -- a rare place in history

Dollar cotton is rarefied air. It's happened only a handful of times in the history of cotton trading....More
Oct 01, 2010

Common sense and ATV deaths

Common sense measures could further reduce ATV deaths and injuries....More
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
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