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  • Dec 16, 2013
    blog

    How a most worthy charity and missed colleague came together

    A few weeks back, it was my privilege to visit Children’s Home outside Paragould, Ark. That visit led to a lengthy feature – but one without the backstory of how Farm Press and the charity came together. This is a truncated version of that backstory and, hopefully, a few words that will bring sweet memories, a smile, and renewed appreciation of a missed colleague back to the fore. But before continuing, please read this first....More
  • Dec 12, 2013
    Video
    Delta Farm Press

    How much food does rice provide for migrating waterfowl?

    Rice farmers providing 42 percent of the food energy for ducks as they migrate south in the late fall, early winter, study conducted by Ducks Unlimited, Rice Foundation report....More
  • Dec 6, 2013
    Commentary

    Geek speak: If computers are so smart, why are they so obtuse?

    IComputer-to-human messages that only the geekiest geek could love: They couldn't have translated them into plain English?...More
  • Nov 26, 2013
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    Delta Farm Press

    Agriculture needs to step up and deliver a stronger message on GMOs this holiday 1

    Monsanto's Robb Fraley says biotech companies need to do a better job of educating consumers about the role of GMOs in doubling crop yields and expanding food production to meet a rapidly growing world population....More
  • Nov 25, 2013
    Commentary

    A time for giving thanks...

    How often these days do we hear all the things that are good in this country, the freedoms and advantages we have that are inconceivable to the millions around the world who live lives of desperation?...More
  • Nov 18, 2013
    Commentary

    Broadband service for rural areas: The promise still exceeds reality

    There are glimmers of hope on the horizon as private entities, rural cooperatives, and others compete for the prestige factor — and growth — that come with providing super-fast Internet service....More
  • Nov 4, 2013
    Commentary

    Italy's corn production comedy 2

    The cost of imported U.S. corn tripled, while Italian farmers, prohibited from growing GMO corn, got “mere cents on the euro” for their damaged crop....More
  • Oct 28, 2013
    Commentary

    Dr. Coble goes to Washington (again)

    The significant difference between this and previous farm bills, says Keith Coble, Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University, is money. “There really has been a major focus on budget savings," he says....More
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