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Nov 15, 2013

Wintertime brings discomforts

If there is one thing worse than a cold winter it’s having the flu during a cold winter....More
Nov 07, 2013

Texas passes Proposition 6, establishes water plan

Proposition 6 creates a funding apparatus for Texas to develop new water resources, to improve existing sources and to incorporate conservation into....More
Oct 30, 2013

TPPA conference has followed ag tends for 25 years

Twenty five years is perhaps a miniscule point in history, but it’s an important milestone for an organization that continues to evaluate and respond....More
Oct 23, 2013

Proposition 6 is critical for Texas growth

Texans should approve Proposition 6 in the upcoming election. That proposal would provide $2 billion in seed money to jump start a state water plan....More
Oct 08, 2013

Pocket knives are part of my heritage

I was reminded of how much I appreciate a fine pocket knife recently when my colleague Chris Bennett blogged about an Australian farmer who dug....More
Sep 19, 2013

Farmers feed us

Agriculture’s detractors point to emphasis on corn and soybean production as failure to respond to needs of poor nations....More
Sep 04, 2013

Fall can’t come too quickly

We are still in for several more weeks of oppressively hot weather; 100-degree temperatures remain highly likely, and rain will be scarce. Summer....More
Aug 23, 2013

Rotary Club expresses interest in farming

The family farm is alive and well but much different from a generation ago and much different than it will be in the future....More
Aug 12, 2013

Misinformation abounds regarding GMOs

Folks who fear genetically engineered crops have little information to support their views....More
Aug 06, 2013

Baseball blemished by cheaters

Sports figures as heroes are likely to disappoint. Today’s real heroes include teachers, nurses and farmers and other people who do their jobs with....More
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
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