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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
Nov 11, 2011

Beetle-mimicking irrigation system wins Dyson award

A young Australian engineer has won the 2011 James Dyson Award for developing a low-maintenance, solar-powered, drip-irrigation system....More
Nov 10, 2011

2011 Cotton Photo Contest Winners Announced

We have had a wonderful response to our first photo contest and the winners of the Cotton photo contest are announced....More
Nov 08, 2011

Halloween no match for scary Texas summer

If you’re a kid in Texas and wanted to make a huge haul on Halloween, you dressed up as the weather phenomenon La Niña. Farmers and ranchers would....More
Nov 07, 2011

Animals and porn: yet another off-the-wall scheme for attention

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has announced the launch in December of an XXX porn website....More
Nov 06, 2011

Two seemingly unrelated events closely connected

Two singularly unique and remarkably important events occurred last week, which, at first glance, may seem to be unrelated but, on closer....More
Nov 02, 2011

Time to vote for your favorite photo

The time is finally here to start voting for your favorite cotton photo!! Voting begins November 2, 2011 and will end at 5 PM CST November 9, 2011....More
Oct 31, 2011

Essay on elder family member hits home

Any fourth-grade essay that starts out: “My grandfather, Ron Smith, is awesome,” deserves a closer reading. I couldn’t help but delve further into....More
Oct 26, 2011

Military may play key role toward making biofuels commercially viable

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says military use of alternate energy can lessen dependence on imported oil....More
Oct 26, 2011

Texas Ag Forum offers insights into farm bill debates

If some awful disaster had hit the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark Monday, Texas would have lost some of the state’s, possibly the country’s, most....More
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