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Sep 15, 2015

‘Following the herd’ is helping keep cotton prices under wraps

Conventional wisdom may need to go out the door when considering China's cotton reserve policies....More
Sep 14, 2015

Why do Southerners have a drawl?1

Why does a fellow from Mississippi have a twang that’s different from a fellow in Texas?....More
Sep 10, 2015

Seared in memory, that beautiful September morning of horror

And as for everyone who lived through that 2001 day of horror on a scale almost incomprehensible, there came to mind the memory of that morning....More
Sep 07, 2015

And let us now be thankful for GMO-free salt, bottled water

Haven’t we always desired water and salt sans those insidious GMOs? And now, praise be, we can have them. It says so, right there on the labels....More
Aug 31, 2015

Cuba and China: A difference that’s difficult to fathom1

For decades now the U.S. has been trading with and allowing open travel to China, whose government has been one of the most repressive on the planet....More
Aug 28, 2015

‘Houston, we have a problem,’ and it's called pigweed

Scattered pigweed in fields this year could become a major problem in Mid-South crops next season....More
Aug 28, 2015

Eat your gloop but I’m sticking with a good, old plate lunch

Maybe it was a result of the heat, but July cooked up more food goofiness....More
Aug 24, 2015

There’s no such thing as a free lunch or free road and bridge repairs1

U.S. farmers are losing their transportation advantage over competitors like Brazil while roads and bridges crumble for lack of investment....More
Aug 24, 2015

Kicking the can, again, down ever-so-crumbling highways1

As paving season melts away like an ice cube in the August sun, highwaysare in horrible condition and getting worse by the day....More
Aug 17, 2015

Elections of yore: promises galore and surreptitious swigs of illegal liquids1

Yesteryear elections for public offices were light years removed from today’s voting, when everything is over and done by the 10 p.m. newscasts....More
Aug 10, 2015

Feed the world? Many consumers don’t see it the way farmers do

Surveys by the Center for Food Integrity show American consumers rank feeding the rest of the world dead last on their top 10 list of food concerns....More
Aug 06, 2015

Food terror, needles, nails, and the Batman

The sabotage has actually been going on for a while. The first needles were discovered last October. The farm where the potatoes were produced halted....More
Aug 03, 2015

When China’s economy hiccups, world economies get the jitters

“What happens in China moves through all the world’s major economies," says cotton analyst O.A. Cleveland, Jr. "A setback in that economy makes the....More
Jul 29, 2015

The rain in the South falls mainly where it feels like it

Rains in mid-July pushed the drought a little farther away for the Mid-South, but the crops -- and growers -- still have a long way to go in 2015....More
Jul 20, 2015

Hate your job? The robot that replaces you couldn’t care less

As technology becomes ever more sophisticated, the trend escalates: fewer and fewer people are needed to do many of today’s jobs....More
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