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Nov 02, 2011

Time to vote for your favorite photo2

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
Oct 26, 2011

Cotton photo entry deadline fast approaching

You still have time to get your photos in the contest, send them to by Nov. 1, 2011....More
Oct 25, 2011

Foundation doesn’t mind exploiting cantaloupe tragedy

The Weston A. Price Foundation apparently has no qualms about exploiting calamity either. They don’t even need the facts to put out a news release –....More
Oct 17, 2011

While awaiting Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, a wistful farewell to summer

If the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol came knocking at my door with their $10 million check, I’d (after the obligatory whooping and hollering....More
Oct 14, 2011

Just wait ‘till tomorrow

This particular article was titled “Procrastination can hurt your career.” I scanned the high points before I “filed” it and was eager to delve....More
Oct 12, 2011

Indiana truckers aid Texas ranchers

I’m never surprised when I hear about farmers stepping up in time of trouble and helping out their neighbors. I’ve seen it too often to think it’s....More
Oct 12, 2011

CDB deserves its own Rubber Dodo award

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), the out-of-whack environmental group based in Tucson, Ariz., will soon announce the winner of its annual....More
Oct 10, 2011

The jobs market of the future: ‘Creativity will rule the day’

Creativity will rule the day in jobs market of the future....More
Sep 30, 2011

2011 Cotton Photo Contest

Farm Press would like to recognize the beauty of cotton and the people who grow it. Send us your best cotton photos: kids in cotton fields, blooms,....More
Sep 30, 2011

Limited government will test our mettle as farmer-citizens

It’s looking more and more like dramatic changes in government farm programs are ahead....More
Sep 29, 2011

Dismantling Subtropical Research Center defies logic

I wonder who is responsible for painting the targets on specific USDA research facilities identified as not important enough to maintain. I wonder....More
Sep 20, 2011

Breaking records not always a good thing

Well, this is a first. I don’t think I’ve ever been part of a historical record before. And now here I am part of at least three. I can’t claim a lot....More
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