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Oct 24, 2012

Seeking trout is motivation to exercise

But now I’m motivated. It’s not that I have to buy bigger jeans every time I wear the old ones out. And it’s not that my favorite tee shirts are a....More
Oct 23, 2012

Major shifts in U.S. agricultural production could be bigger problem than climate change

As the Midwest goes, so go corn prices. That’s no surprise to anyone who is remotely familiar with U.S. agriculture....More
Oct 23, 2012

The silent spring that never was: What half a century has wrought

The banning of DDT was the first step in an ever-increasing regulatory authority for the Environmental Protection Agency....More
Oct 20, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest deadline approaching fast

We are receiving great photos for our 2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest....More
Oct 19, 2012

World’s greatest squirrel hunter abandons dying friend

There is something indescribably pure about squirrel hunting. Deer hunting can bring derangement and dishonesty, but squirrel hunting offers less....More
Oct 19, 2012

More GMO-bashing, but as usual the other side gets short shrift in media

“In my opinion, the methods, stats, and reporting of results are all well below the standard I would expect in a rigorous study; to be honest, I am....More
Oct 11, 2012

Yes, AEI, the sky is falling if you're on the wrong side of a disaster

Sky is falling analogy doesn't help farmers who are suffering losses from drought or livestock producers dealing with burned up pastures and high....More
Oct 08, 2012

Honey bees – take a walk on the light side

Some want to blame pesticides for the decline in the health of honeybees and other pollinators. But those close to the issue know it's due to an....More
Oct 05, 2012

End of summer brings conflicting emotions?

Summer’s end comes with a bit of bittersweet sentiment, even here in Texas where three-months can’t contain all the summer allotted to us....More
Oct 04, 2012

It's Back.... 2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest

For a second year, Farm Press wants to recognize the beauty of cotton and the people who grow it. Send us your best cotton photo....More
Oct 03, 2012

A glass of Hitler Cabernet with a Mussolini chaser

Sticking Adolf Hitler on a wine label would be marketing death for most wineries. Yet, Lunardelli winery is turning shock-value into dollars by....More
Sep 25, 2012

Not surprised at farm bill failure to launch

Since sometime last spring I’ve been skeptical of the likelihood that the U.S. Congress would pass a farm bill this year. My skepticism was well-....More
Sep 20, 2012

As farm bill falters the fat lady sings a dirge

The House will have been in session eight days from August 4 through mid-November. That is an outrage. It is especially an outrage in the face of a....More
Sep 18, 2012

When only machines have jobs, what then do we do with people?

The dilemma increasingly confronting our society is the utilization of technology/automation to eliminate, insofar as possible, any need for humans....More
Sep 18, 2012

‘The Survivor Tree,’ like agriculture, embodies resilience

Eleven years ago this month, America absorbed a horrific blow from terrorism. But terrorists underestimated our resiliency....More
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