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Aug 06, 2010

Celestial bowling…

Late July and August are historically hot and dry (2009’s daily gullywashers a memorable exception), with only the occasional meandering thunderstorm....More
Aug 04, 2010

Bouquets and brickbats for August

How big is that Texas crop? If realized, it could be 82 percent of last year’s crop – last year’s entire U.S. crop that is....More
Jul 26, 2010

A bridge to memories…

I wasn't there this week when they gathered to cut the ribbon for the official opening of the new $200-million-plus Highway 82 bridge across the....More
Jul 22, 2010

I never figured getting old would be like this

For us guys, aging appears to be the occurrence one physical insult after another, topped off by a series of uncompromising mental dilemmas....More
Jul 16, 2010

Mountain lions in the deer woods?

Near the end of last modern-gun season, a bearded, camo-clad gent (hereafter the Mountain Man) walked into the local barbershop and sat down....More
Jul 09, 2010

Lou Christie sang it

We can protect ourselves from the dangers of lightning with a large dose of paying attention and common sense....More
Jul 07, 2010

Bon appétit EU, hope your stolen soy tastes sweet

The United States is constantly condemned for keeping its domestic farmers on their feet during times of low prices. I wonder, where is the global....More
Jul 06, 2010

Pot calling the kettle…

For 77 days, some have been criticizing the U.S. government for not moving fast enough to contain the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon platform....More
Jun 25, 2010

"Take Our Jobs"

The United Farm Workers organization has come up with an unusual way to weigh in on the immigration debate that has erupted across the country since....More
Jun 23, 2010

Histories mysteries lurking in farm fields?

When I interview a farmer for an article in Delta Farm Press, I nearly always ask for the names of farms and fields....More
Jun 15, 2010

If it were easy…

Around my home, whenever I, my wife, or one of our children faced a seemingly impossible project, someone could be counted on to say, “Well, if it....More
Jun 10, 2010

Cuba: time for patriotic pragmatism

As it would bring an influx of unexpected cash into the markets, struggling U.S. farmers need the Cuban market....More
Jun 04, 2010

Farms, equipment getting bigger

“Iowa’s farms are twice the size they were 50 years ago and they produce between four and five times more corn and soybeans. Today’s tractors weigh....More
Jun 01, 2010

New day dawning?

Is it a new day or the continuation of change that has been occurring for years?....More
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