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Sep 04, 2015

Election season brings out the worst in society, media outlets and politics

Honesty is a rare and precious commodity, hyperbole rules airwaves and newspaper pages, and most folks seem to prefer a fascinating lie to a mundane....More
Aug 24, 2015

Flying is less fun than it used to be — a lot less!

All things considered, I’d rather drive my truck....More
Aug 10, 2015

There are no GMO peanuts in the market—none, zilch, nada

Apparently, some non-agricultural media writers assume that any new variety released to the market must be genetically modified....More
Aug 04, 2015

Annual beach vacation is truly a “Gift from the Sea.”

A trip to the beach is spiritual, primal and restorative....More
Jul 09, 2015

Good memories: reminiscing on 37 years as Farm Press editor

Farm editor career at 37 years and counting....More
Jun 30, 2015

Independence Day always brings back memories

Fireworks, cookouts, baseball games, ice cream and honoring our heritage are all part of Independence Day....More
Jun 04, 2015

Shopping for peanut butter leads to frustration3

I don’t think I’ve seen a more blatant example of marketing by misinformation....More
May 29, 2015

Volunteer program offers opportunity to encourage reading

I’ve read as a volunteer through a program called the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). They have a lot of opportunities to give back. But you....More
May 26, 2015

Prayed-for moisture across the Southwest hampers farmers’ ability to take advantage

As the month of May came to a damp close, cotton, peanut and grain farmers were trying to get seed in the ground ahead of insurance planting....More
May 15, 2015

Readers respond to need for spokesperson

American agriculture has a story to be proud of....More
May 11, 2015

Agriculture needs a spokesperson to refute media misinformation2

Agriculture needs “a unified voice” to rebut the misinformation that spews forth daily from restaurant operations like Chipotle, celebrities like Dr....More
Apr 28, 2015

Manners still matter in today’s impolite world2

Good manners do exist. I witness examples fairly often....More
Apr 21, 2015

Farmers understand Earth Day; they live with it every day

It’s Earth Day. Farmers, better than anyone, understand the reciprocity necessary to produce food and fiber and protect the resource....More
Apr 06, 2015

Warm temperatures of early April signal allergies, noisy birds, bug bites and sunburn

Temperatures this week in Denton, Texas, pushed ever so close to the 90-degree mark. In spite of a long-standing household rule that air....More
Mar 23, 2015

A short gripe session from your humble editor

A short list of foibles, faux pas and fussiness....More
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