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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
Apr 10, 2013

Surviving adversity is a process not a comeback

So, one can assume professional football players and Texas cotton farmers have nothing in common. Well maybe they do. Baron Batch thinks so. It’s....More
Apr 02, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers

USDA NASS Planting Intentions comes too late in season for Southern corn growers....More
Apr 01, 2013

Stock market soars, while economy plods

The U.S. economy is stuck in neutral, but the stock market continues to soar. What's up with that?....More
Mar 21, 2013

Golden rice battle only just beginning

Golden rice has become a lightning rod issue, with anti-GMO campaigners putting up fierce resistance to a crop that could save the lives of millions....More
Mar 20, 2013

Second annual ‘Springtime in the Southwest’ photo contest set

It’s springtime in the Southwest and we invite you to send us your favorite springtime photos and participate in the second annual springtime photo....More
Mar 19, 2013

Time to remember those who feed and clothe us

We don’t consider the efforts a rancher made to chop the ice out of water tanks so his cattle could drink on an intolerably cold January day. We don’....More
Mar 15, 2013

In farm bill transition, good records are important

Good records will be an advantage in verifying information that may be needed for programs under the new farm bill....More
Mar 07, 2013

Crop insurance is good investment; claims of abuse overstated

Crop insurance subsidies offer sound investment for America’s security....More
Feb 28, 2013

Love your dog? Thank a farmer

In an agriculture industry increasingly reliant on complex technology, dogs herd sheep; watch over cattle; detect invasive pests and plants hiding in....More
Feb 27, 2013

Defending agriculture: five major trends that pose a threat to American farming

Environmental activists have one goal, says Washington attorney Gary Baise: putting agriculture out of business....More
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