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Sep 30, 2011

Limited government will test our mettle as farmer-citizens

It’s looking more and more like dramatic changes in government farm programs are ahead....More
Sep 29, 2011

Dismantling Subtropical Research Center defies logic

I wonder who is responsible for painting the targets on specific USDA research facilities identified as not important enough to maintain. I wonder....More
Sep 20, 2011

Breaking records not always a good thing

Well, this is a first. I don’t think I’ve ever been part of a historical record before. And now here I am part of at least three. I can’t claim a lot....More
Sep 19, 2011

A billion here, a billion there, and lost taxes become serious money

A billion here, a billion there, and lost taxes soon add up to serious money....More
Sep 14, 2011

Cars will consume more corn this year than livestock and poultry

For the first time in history, more of the U.S. corn crop is expected to be consumed by automobiles this coming year than by livestock and poultry....More
Sep 09, 2011

Labor Day rain didn’t follow me home

We spent Labor Day weekend watching it rain—all weekend long....More
Sep 08, 2011

The blame game: Whose fault is it that trade pacts linger in limbo?

Playing the blame game: Whose fault is it that trade pacts are in limbo?....More
Sep 01, 2011

Social media offers insights on organic farming

Social media can sometimes provide a colossal opportunity to fritter away time that could better be used to accomplish a bit of work. It can suck you....More
Aug 29, 2011

Oil from the reserve: was it an emergency or just political theater?

Was release of oil from reserves an emergency, or just playing politics?....More
Aug 25, 2011

The world's poor can best be served by adopting the best of both worlds

The world needs technology and sustainability to help solve problems with hunger and poverty....More
Aug 25, 2011

New York City – 10 years later

An act of violence on a Tuesday morning nearly 10 years ago was meant to not only kill Americans and arrest our nation’s financial heartbeat, but....More
Aug 19, 2011

Currency reform act: Would it help level the trade playing field?

Currency reform act: Would it help level the trade playing field?....More
Aug 18, 2011

An online glossary of genetics terminology

The National Corn Growers Association is offering an online Research Glossary to help farmers better understand programs such as the corn genome....More
Aug 18, 2011

Instant economic experts putting country through interesting times

The vote on raising the debt ceiling may have cost more than a lowering of the country's credit rating and three down days in the stock market....More
Aug 17, 2011

Abandoned cotton acres recall the great plow-up of 1933

In 1933, a plow-up campaign to improve cotton prices resulted in a loss of 28 percent of the cotton crop and over 3 million bales. While total....More
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