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Dec 21, 2011

The farmer and the financier: a tale of Buffett’s billions

While Warren Buffett pulls Wall Street levers and guides a multi-billion dollar company, his son Howard would rather spend his time — on a tractor....More
Dec 21, 2011

If I were Santa Claus…

If I were Santa Claus, I’d be generous this Christmas....More
Dec 14, 2011

China’s gunboat diplomacy not aimed at U.S. agriculture

Trade will never be separated from politics. Wish it were so; it’s not. However, trade should never be separated from pragmatism either. Regarding....More
Dec 13, 2011

In slashing funding for ag, seniors, kids programs, don’t overlook bloated defense budget

"Defense spending is now absolutely off the charts by any modern historical measure -- this level of spending is absolutely staggering."....More
Dec 13, 2011

Agriculture takes on factory environmentalism

Has the Waterkeeper Alliance become the very type of institution it professes to despise? It sure looks like it....More
Dec 01, 2011

MF Global: funds found but mystery deepens

As FBI and Justice Department investigations into the collapse of MF Global continue, there have been several developments in recent days....More
Nov 30, 2011

ROL (return on life) an important factor when making farm decisions

I’ve been covering agriculture in one form or another since 1976. If I had a nickel for every farmer I’ve interviewed, every meeting I’ve attended,....More
Nov 23, 2011

Pursuing pictures prompts photo project

A friend had recently emailed me a photo/video presentation—you know, amazing pictures with background music to add some drama—and I thought maybe we....More
Nov 22, 2011

Politics as usual dooms super committee

Is anyone surprised that the so-called Super Committee failed to arrive at a plan to cut the U.S. budget by $1.2 trillion?....More
Nov 22, 2011

Rustlers leave Lonesome Dove — for catfish and wine grapes

For most Americans, rustling brings up iconic Lonesome Dove images of ‘borrowing’ a herd from Mexico or watching Jake Spoon cross the line into horse....More
Nov 21, 2011

*@#% soils aside, the occasional sugar maple brightens autumn

Despite inhospitable soils, the occasional sugar maple brightens Mid-South autumn....More
Nov 21, 2011

DeMint’s amendment to repeal check-offs – is he serious?

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint entered an amendment to Congress to terminate 20 commodity check-off programs. Is he serious? Apparently so....More
Nov 16, 2011

The talented Mr. Whitney and his worthless cotton gin

Eli Whitney's cotton gin shifted U.S. history, but it never brought him wealth — only frustration....More
Nov 15, 2011

Beware of leisure time dangers

I don’t recall ever injuring myself while at work....More
Nov 14, 2011

Continuing deterioration of nation’s bridges gets short shrift in funding

Deterioration of nation's bridges continues as funding fails to keep pace....More
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