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Aug 29, 2011

Oil from the reserve: was it an emergency or just political theater?

Was release of oil from reserves an emergency, or just playing politics?....More
Aug 25, 2011

The world's poor can best be served by adopting the best of both worlds

The world needs technology and sustainability to help solve problems with hunger and poverty....More
Aug 25, 2011

New York City – 10 years later1

An act of violence on a Tuesday morning nearly 10 years ago was meant to not only kill Americans and arrest our nation’s financial heartbeat, but....More
Aug 19, 2011

Currency reform act: Would it help level the trade playing field?

Currency reform act: Would it help level the trade playing field?....More
Aug 18, 2011

An online glossary of genetics terminology

The National Corn Growers Association is offering an online Research Glossary to help farmers better understand programs such as the corn genome....More
Aug 18, 2011

Instant economic experts putting country through interesting times

The vote on raising the debt ceiling may have cost more than a lowering of the country's credit rating and three down days in the stock market....More
Aug 17, 2011

Abandoned cotton acres recall the great plow-up of 1933

In 1933, a plow-up campaign to improve cotton prices resulted in a loss of 28 percent of the cotton crop and over 3 million bales. While total....More
Aug 17, 2011

Summertime, swimming holes, watermelons and chigger bites

Summer has always been my favorite time—the 2011 version notwithstanding. Summer offered three months of near unfettered freedom to roam the woods,....More
Aug 10, 2011

Plains Cotton Grower cotton meetings offer crucial updates

If I’m in Lubbock on the right Friday I always try to drop in on the Plains Cotton Grower’s bi-monthly meeting. It’s about an hour of as meaty an....More
Aug 09, 2011

Good times for farm prices, but costs keep upward climb

Good times for farm prices, but costs keep upward climb....More
Aug 04, 2011

The debt ceiling farce: straining at gnats, accomplishing not much of anything

The debt ceiling farce: straining at gnats, accomplishing not much of anything....More
Aug 01, 2011

Summertime in Texas not all that easy2

George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward (who wrote the lyrics) apparently never spent a summer in Texas....More
Jul 29, 2011

Rural population decline poses ag program challenges

Farm spending makes a great target when so much of the U.S. budget is off limits. A recent report from the non-profit Population Reference Bureau....More
Jul 25, 2011

In crafting 2012 farm bill, hopes for putting the Brazil case to rest

In crafting 2012 farm bill, there are hopes for putting the Brazil cotton case to rest....More
Jul 19, 2011

Reflections on 62 years and counting

On the trip home from San Antonio I did some reflecting. I think I may do that more often than I used to, maybe it’s an age thing....More
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