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Jan 27, 2011

Renewable energy at USDA

USDA is “working hard to unleash the power of America’s innovators and entrepreneurs to build a green energy economy,” blogged Sec. Tom Vilsack....More
Jan 19, 2011

U.S. cotton industry – best imitated, not dismantled

Cotton production in the West African country of Burkina Faso is expected to significantly increase in 2011, thanks to technology from the United....More
Jan 12, 2011

Dick Winters, a true American hero, dead at 92

Major Dick Winters, hero of Band of Brothers book, TV series, has died....More
Jan 07, 2011

Another Beltwide success story

We have achy feet, sore backs, bloodshot eyes and tinges of carpal tunnel syndrome from relentless typing and scribbling notes. Acid reflux has been....More
Jan 04, 2011

Enjoying the worst of two worlds

Economic recovery in developing nations is forcing American consumers to pay higher prices with less cash on hand....More
Dec 23, 2010

Research article examines psychology of weed control decisions

The ongoing and worsening problem of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed has at least provided a wealth of material for researchers who....More
Dec 22, 2010

Ultra-low gossypol holds much potential

Ultra-low gossypol cottonseed could be major new revenue source for cotton industry....More
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
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