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Aug 09, 2013

From plastic bags to a dead cat, cotton contaminants becoming more worrisome

Contaminants, particularly plastic, have become an increasing concern in U.S. cotton exported to foreign mills....More
Aug 07, 2013

Guess who’s making a move on U.S. superpower status?

Some say China has overtaken the United States in terms of superpower status....More
Aug 03, 2013

Fun and games on the Potomac

Congress' August recess should provide opportunity for farmers to question members about votes on House Agriculture Committee farm bill....More
Aug 02, 2013

Your hired hands: 70-hour work week (!) for members of Congress

The 113th Congress may well close out its session with fewer bills signed into law than the 112th, which had the fewest since records began in the....More
Jul 29, 2013

Logic takes a leap over hypoxic zone

Harte Institute's ignorance of ethanol fundamentals not very flattering to the scientific method....More
Jul 28, 2013

GMO crops - Courts ignore evidence, side with environmental extremists

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to not allow the planting of genetically modified crops on government lands in the Mid-South and Southeast....More
Jul 19, 2013

Pump prices aside, U.S. dependence on Mideast oil continues to drop

In yet another touch of irony, the U.S., for so long dependent on imported energy, had as its No. 1 export in 2012 gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil....More
Jul 16, 2013

GE wheat – a mystery fit for Sherlock Holmes

How GE wheat got into a 123-acre field in Oregon could be a case for Sherlock Holmes....More
Jul 12, 2013

Home alone: Culinary adventures in a treasure trove of leftovers

Home alone: Culinary adventures in a treasure trove of leftovers....More
Jul 05, 2013

U.S./China: A need to resolve mistrust, global strategic issues

The potential economic opportunities created by increased cooperation between the U.S. and China are enormous, a recent report says....More
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?

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
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