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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
Oct 14, 2010

A T-shirt's role in world trade

A cotton T-shirt's role in world trade....More
Oct 12, 2010

Looking at markets from the other side

Paragon Economics Steve Meyer says higher feed costs could be problematic for beef and hog producers....More
Oct 07, 2010

Does anyone know of a cure for stupid? Please!

Some days I feel like a complete and total idiot, as opposed to the rest of the days when I feel like a normal idiot. Take last Tuesday, for instance....More
Oct 05, 2010

Power play on NPDES permit?

Congress could have to address the issue of NPDES permitting as EPA completes their development this fall or next spring....More
Sep 29, 2010

A bone to pick with USDA

USDA is steering this issue in the wrong direction. The ship should be righted back on course....More
Sep 24, 2010

Annoying lawyers may be costly idea

Environmental groups appear to be taking punitive measures against those who testify on behalf of safe farm chemicals....More
Sep 20, 2010

More good days than I can count

A group of farmers share their thoughts on yields, the weather, GPS and other things with the editor of Southwest Farm Press....More
Sep 16, 2010

Environmentalists must eat, too.

Environmentalists are just like everyone else. They have to eat, too, says a Farm Press blogger....More
Sep 15, 2010

Iowa Farm Bureau says no to direct payments

Iowa Farm Bureau members vote to recommend against including direct payments in the next farm bill....More
Sep 10, 2010

Facebook, time well spent

And I have become a member of the Facebook faithful....More
Sep 02, 2010

Local tomatoes worth the trouble

The tomatoes and peaches are especially tasty. I don’t buy either in the supermarket as long as they are available at this produce stand....More
Jul 23, 2010

Subsistence farming better? I don’t think so

On my way home from a recent farmer interview I tuned my truck radio to National Public Radio’s usually engaging program Radio Times and became....More
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