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Mar 08, 2012

America’s farmers: Thanks for the abundance

Today, March 8, is National Agriculture Day. And anyone who eats today or anyone who has comfortable clothes to wear or anyone who slept in a bed....More
Mar 02, 2012

If March comes can spring be far behind?

Has spring come to north Texas early this year? Recent weather would certainly support that contention. Since I last blogged about the weather,....More
Feb 28, 2012

Looking forward to wife’s retirement — no more cooking

My wife is retiring Friday. She’s just retiring from her job — not from being my wife (although Lord knows why she’s put up with me this long)....More
Feb 22, 2012

Goodbye, Scarlett…

None of us knows where the path that is life will take us — the hills, valleys, plains we’ll confront. Some are granted a long journey....More
Feb 20, 2012

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain

“Rain, rain go away; come again some other day.” I thought of that piece of childhood rhyme Saturday afternoon while flopped on my sofa watching a....More
Feb 14, 2012

Cannibals for constituents and missionaries for dinner

Politicians promise the moon and then it’s off to the next gig. To steal from H. L. Mencken: “If a politician found he had cannibals among his....More
Feb 08, 2012

From the e-mailbag: some rebuttals on exporting of U.S. oil and fuels

“This implies that evil Big Oil will shaft the American consumer no matter what the supply. What do you have to say to those who use the same....More
Feb 06, 2012

Crow ping-pong and the hunt for glory

Who invents a game called crow ping-pong anyhow? Next time someone claims that America has cornered the global market on the unusual, the Germans....More
Feb 01, 2012

February brings balmy weather, but beware

North Texas has enjoyed exceptionally mild weather so far in this New Year. The thermometer pushed past 70 yesterday and is headed in that direction....More
Jan 24, 2012

The sorry state of nation’s roads: funding shortfall isn’t helping any

The federal gasoline tax was last increased in 1993 and since that time vehicle miles traveled have risen almost 30 percent and construction/....More
Jan 20, 2012

Taking issue with negative article on ag majors

A career, whether it’s in agriculture or business or rocket science, should be about more than a paycheck....More
Jan 19, 2012

Agriculture today – golden age or wishful thinking?

U.S. farmers enjoy their best run in decades thanks to high prices for many crops, livestock and farmland and strong global demand for corn used in....More
Jan 10, 2012

Another Beltwide, another set of memories

I don’t remember just how many Beltwide Cotton Conferences I’ve attended over the years but I seem to remember a gentleman named Whitney speaking in....More
Jan 09, 2012

US bleeds debt while the band plays on

President Obama has kicked off 2012 by asking for a $1.2 trillion raise in the debt ceiling. The United States closed the books on 2011 with a debt....More
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