The main reason for the legislative inertia in Washington, says John Anderson, is “there’s just not as much money as there used to be to pay for programs that in an earlier era might have won passage rather easily.”...More
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
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
The ongoing tug of war continues between the petroleum industry, which is seeing demand for gasoline decline, and the ethanol industry, which has a financial interest in seeing increased use of its product....More
Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto have been developing new drift reduction technologies for use with their new herbicide-resistant traits that could be launched in 2015. The companies have been using events like the Farm Progress Show to begin educatiung growers....More
An aging U.S. waterway infrastructure – which carries more than 60 percent of America’s grain and other commodity exports -- may be set to get a funding boost from Congress that will allow for more than a facelift....More