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Sep 19, 2013

Farmers feed us

Agriculture’s detractors point to emphasis on corn and soybean production as failure to respond to needs of poor nations....More
Sep 04, 2013

Fall can’t come too quickly

We are still in for several more weeks of oppressively hot weather; 100-degree temperatures remain highly likely, and rain will be scarce. Summer....More
Aug 23, 2013

Rotary Club expresses interest in farming

The family farm is alive and well but much different from a generation ago and much different than it will be in the future....More
Aug 12, 2013

Misinformation abounds regarding GMOs

Folks who fear genetically engineered crops have little information to support their views....More
Aug 06, 2013

Baseball blemished by cheaters

Sports figures as heroes are likely to disappoint. Today’s real heroes include teachers, nurses and farmers and other people who do their jobs with....More
Jul 31, 2013

Vacation trip runs through corn country

From the roadside ditch to where the eye was inadequate to differentiate field from sky, Iowa is filled with corn....More
Jul 23, 2013

Lessons to learn before I hit 65

In mid-July, I passed a semi-important milestone. I turned 64....More
Jul 05, 2013

Optimism misplaced with current Congress

Yet I remain fairly confident in our ability to improve, to rise above our failings, to defeat our inner demons. Except for Congress....More
Jul 01, 2013

I’m among the 30 percent who like their jobs

I am among a special 30 percent of the U.S. population. I am blessed among men, lucky to be where I am and fortunate not to be a curmudgeon—though....More
Jun 13, 2013

Does water treaty have no teeth? And if not, what good is it?

It’s not just agriculture that requires adequate water; other industries, institutions and homes also need water that Mexico is refusing to release....More
Jun 03, 2013

Back pain common U.S. ailment

Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the United States....More
May 23, 2013

Buying cheap not the solution for recovery

Maybe we should look at the big picture: better products, made at home, by our neighbors who buy other products and pay their fair taxes to support....More
May 20, 2013

Solutions to water crisis unsustainable

Yes, we need concerted efforts to figure out how to use our water more efficiently. We need better varieties, better cropping systems more efficient....More
May 13, 2013

Bill Gates finds fertilizer fascinating

“A few billion people would have to die if we hadn’t come up with fertilizer.”....More
May 10, 2013

2nd Annual ‘Springtime in the Southwest’ photo contest winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual ‘Springtime in the Southwest’ photo contest!....More
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