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Apr 28, 2011

200 years past to 200 years future, Mississippi River a vital asset

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first successful steamboat trip down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans....More
Apr 26, 2011

How farmers can use social media

Learn how to use popular social media tools through a series of well-done hour-long Webinars (one each month) co-sponsored by the National Corn....More
Apr 22, 2011

As food prices move upward, farmer's share budges little

Last month saw wholesale food prices record the largest increase in 36 years, and industry analysts’ crystal balls don’t foresee how much more they’....More
Apr 21, 2011

Farm visit is ideal Earth Day activity

I celebrated Earth Day a few days early this year – Tuesday, April 19....More
Apr 21, 2011

USDA gets it right by changing corn for ethanol category

One-third of every corn bushel used for ethanol returns to the animal feed market -- a fact lost on many corn-for-ethanol critics....More
Apr 12, 2011

Elimination of infrastructure support: Is that what voters meant in November?

Elimination of infrastructure support: Is that what voters meant in November?....More
Apr 08, 2011

The nutrition paradox: looking for solutions to health problems

While the Delta region of Mississippi has been on the cutting edge of advances in agricultural production, research, and technology adoption, it has....More
Apr 08, 2011

Is this what you voted for in November?

House Republicans and Senate Democrats reach compromise on continuing resolution to fund the federal government....More
Apr 07, 2011

World War II memorial ‘marks the price of freedom’

The National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces, the 400,000 who died and all who....More
Apr 05, 2011

Oil spill prevention plan - more help

Nov. 10 is the date for owners of a SPCC-regulated facility or farm to prepare or amend and implement a Oil Spill Prevention, Control and....More
Apr 01, 2011

Ongoing challenge to growers: boost per acre yields even more

As U.S. food, feed, and fiber producers are confronted with increasing and more diverse demand, they will be challenged to expand the boundaries of....More
Mar 31, 2011

We love big in America, but look who’s bucking the trend

We like big in America, but one of the biggest stores in America is planning to downsize....More
Mar 30, 2011

An energy-independent U.S.

President Obama, in a speech today outlining his administration’s national energy policy, set a goal of reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third over....More
Mar 25, 2011

Solution for escalating costs of food: Let ‘em eat iPads

Starting with the 1973 Arab oil embargo, which set energy prices on their upward spiral, costs for everything have inflated as companies increased....More
Mar 23, 2011

High cost for healthy food -- not for this shopper

Uninformed columnist blames agricultural subsidies for obesity and other societal ills. Must be farm bill debate time again....More
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