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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
Sep 21, 2010

Iowa Farm Bureau: No more direct payments

The Iowa Farm Bureau voted at its fall meeting to recommend that Congress eliminate direct payments from the next farm bill....More
Sep 17, 2010

From picking by hand to GMOs

One of the always interesting aspects of my visits to farmers is learning something about how they came to agriculture as a life’s work....More
Sep 16, 2010

Conservation-minded soybean growers

Are you a soybean grower who excels in environmentally friendly and conservation practices?....More
Sep 10, 2010

Nothing says toxic exposure like bad television

Personally, I think exposure to a couple of reality television shows can be a lot more toxic to a child’s mind than barely-detectable pesticide....More
Sep 10, 2010

Misdirected anger: Washington not only culprit in economic misery

Taxes at the state and local level are rising more rapidly than those at the national level....More
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