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Mar 16, 2015

Ag Day salutes American farmers and ranchers

What I know about U.S. farmers deals more with emotion than arithmetic. I witness the heart and soul of the U.S. farm....More
Mar 11, 2015

Reporting the negative is part of ag reporter’s job

We have reported a lot of bad news over the past few years, including legislation, regulation, drought and weeds that seem impossible to kill. But....More
Feb 19, 2015

February predictions hit the mark

Today is Feb. 19. Thank goodness it isn’t a leap year....More
Feb 12, 2015

Don Marble was a great interview and a good friend1

Don Marble passed away earlier this week. He was 82. I will miss him....More
Feb 12, 2015

Warm days in February offer hint of spring

It’s Feb. 9 and I’m heading west out of Denton, jogging a bit south to run through Fort Worth and the tangle of torn-up highways, deconstructed....More
Jan 27, 2015

Time running out to sign up for farm programs

Farmers should gather their production records, check with insurance representatives for yield histories and make appointments to sign up for these....More
Jan 14, 2015

IPM agent’s dirty boots will be hard to fill

Jim worked the Northeast corner of Texas, an area rich in some good soils (some not so good); a tradition of producing a varied crop mix....More
Jan 07, 2015

Regrets on missing Beltwide

Ronnie and R.N. — farmers, leaders, friends — congratulations on an honor well-deserved....More
Jan 02, 2015

Blank slate comes with lot of opportunities

Something about this computer screen reminds me of January. t is, or was, a blank page, which sometimes seems like an insurmountable challenge—a....More
Dec 29, 2014

Hoping to be useful every day of 2015

I’m hoping 2015 will bring an end to this prolonged drought....More
Dec 17, 2014

Nothing small about Christmas

We have a new grandson to help celebrate his first Christmas....More
Dec 03, 2014

Digital age is fraught with potential pitfalls

I am opposed to selfies....More
Dec 01, 2014

Water sacrifices need to be shared

Rice farmers will be hit particularly hard and for the third or fourth year in a row. Many have lost production, and some have abandoned acreage....More
Nov 25, 2014

Thanksgiving memories—how they linger

Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for what we have—a turkey, a chicken, a day in the woods with your dad, a slice of your mom’s sweet potato pie....More
Nov 20, 2014

Harvest is time to evaluate efforts

In recent weeks I’ve watched farmers harvest corn, cotton and other crops and have been privileged to ride along as they moved combines and strippers....More
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