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Dec 21, 2010

Grandson reminds me of simpler Christmas

The warmth that comes from giving to someone else, however, is tangible for as long as memory endures. The gift blesses the giver....More
Dec 14, 2010

Ag exports: How long the bright spot in trade picture?

How long will U.S. farm exports continue to be the bright spot in the dismal balance of trade picture?....More
Dec 08, 2010

Laws and Regs never dull with Renchie on stage

Don Renchie, Texas AgriLife Extension Program Leader for Agricultural and Environmental Safety seizes the stage and defies the audience to turn its....More
Dec 02, 2010

How long will taxpayers subsidize Big Oil?

How long will Congress continue to spend taxpayer dollars on subsidies for major oil companies?....More
Nov 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a more laid back holiday but one that offers us an opportunity to reflect on what’s important in our lives, something we ought to do....More
Nov 22, 2010

Whose ox to gore in budget-cutting process?

With voters telling the new Congress to take a sledgehammer to government expenditures, just where will budget cuts come?....More
Nov 19, 2010

Conrad declines to take Ag Committee helm

North Dakota senators says he will retain Budget Committee chairman and be a senior member of the Agriculture Committee....More
Nov 17, 2010

Changing government easier said than done

Now that the elections are over, voters wanting changes in government may find it was easier said than done....More
Nov 17, 2010

Satellite radio recalls bygone era

If someone had told me 30 years ago that I would someday pay to have a radio installed in my vehicle and then pay a monthly fee to listen to it I....More
Nov 16, 2010

Pop’s workshop

One of the great pleasures of summer when I was a boy was spending a week on my grandfather (Pop) Griffith’s farm. The opportunities for fun were....More
Nov 04, 2010

E-15 ruling -- a sow's ear to a silk purse?

The Renewable Fuels Association is trying to say positive, noting that the EPA waiver is a step in the right direction. But the ruling is still one....More
Oct 26, 2010

Impact of Republican House win on farm programs?

Republican win in House could have ramifications for farm programs, analysts believe....More
Oct 25, 2010

A billionaire's advice: invest in agriculture

Agriculture is "one of the best places to be" in the next 30 years, says billionaire investor Jim Rogers....More
Oct 22, 2010

HFCS is just sugar

Sugar from corn, especially high fructose corn syrup, suffers from an undeserved image problem....More
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