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Jul 31, 2013

Vacation trip runs through corn country

From the roadside ditch to where the eye was inadequate to differentiate field from sky, Iowa is filled with corn....More
Jul 23, 2013

Lessons to learn before I hit 65

In mid-July, I passed a semi-important milestone. I turned 64....More
Jul 05, 2013

Optimism misplaced with current Congress

Yet I remain fairly confident in our ability to improve, to rise above our failings, to defeat our inner demons. Except for Congress....More
Jul 01, 2013

I’m among the 30 percent who like their jobs

I am among a special 30 percent of the U.S. population. I am blessed among men, lucky to be where I am and fortunate not to be a curmudgeon—though....More
Jun 13, 2013

Does water treaty have no teeth? And if not, what good is it?

It’s not just agriculture that requires adequate water; other industries, institutions and homes also need water that Mexico is refusing to release....More
Jun 03, 2013

Back pain common U.S. ailment

Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the United States....More
May 23, 2013

Buying cheap not the solution for recovery

Maybe we should look at the big picture: better products, made at home, by our neighbors who buy other products and pay their fair taxes to support....More
May 20, 2013

Solutions to water crisis unsustainable

Yes, we need concerted efforts to figure out how to use our water more efficiently. We need better varieties, better cropping systems more efficient....More
May 13, 2013

Bill Gates finds fertilizer fascinating

“A few billion people would have to die if we hadn’t come up with fertilizer.”....More
May 10, 2013

2nd Annual ‘Springtime in the Southwest’ photo contest winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual ‘Springtime in the Southwest’ photo contest!....More
May 09, 2013

Incentives to U.S. railroads could boost ag shipments, save millions for farmers

Tax and other incentives to railroads could mean millions of dollars in benefits to U.S. agriculture, according to a new study for the United Soybean....More
May 03, 2013

No-till pollution claims hard to understand

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is taking no-till to task, claiming that the practice is linked to increased waterway pollution....More
Apr 23, 2013

Fishing is a journey; catching not required

Fishing is much more than counting the number of scaly specimens one can accumulate in a day....More
Apr 22, 2013

Will the EPA become more farmer friendly?

Senior EPA agriculture counsel wants to build bridges to farming community....More
Apr 17, 2013

A buyer’s market for urea?

Increased urea production capacity could soon lead to a buyer's market for nitrogen, according to a study by Rabobank....More
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