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Nov 20, 2012

GMO scare is a lot of hype with little substance

However, and this is a big however, when an organization determines that a product is bad and decides to turn other people against it, they should....More
Nov 15, 2012

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

Thanksgiving encourages me to think about all the things I should be grateful for. I admit I mostly spend the day over-indulging in a lot of those....More
Nov 12, 2012

Everyone else visits/trades with Cuba, but U.S. stubbornly remains a holdout

Further relieving U.S. travel and export finance restrictions could add another $122.1 million in southern exports to Cuba....More
Nov 12, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest winners announced

Congratulations to our winners!! I have been very pleased with the response for the contest and I want to thank everyone that entered and voted on....More
Nov 07, 2012

After contentious election, it’s time to heal

Somehow, the U.S. Congress must put aside its stubbornness and intractability and find a way to work together to solve the tremendous problems facing....More
Nov 01, 2012

El Nino may be a disappointment for the Southwest

El Nino turned out to be a wimp. Wouldn’t you know that a long-anticipated weather trend that promised to bring more precipitation and cooler....More
Nov 01, 2012

U.S. agriculture needs a transfusion of youth

With one-third of U.S. farmers now 65 or older, time is running short for a transfusion of youth....More
Oct 24, 2012

Seeking trout is motivation to exercise

But now I’m motivated. It’s not that I have to buy bigger jeans every time I wear the old ones out. And it’s not that my favorite tee shirts are a....More
Oct 23, 2012

Major shifts in U.S. agricultural production could be bigger problem than climate change

As the Midwest goes, so go corn prices. That’s no surprise to anyone who is remotely familiar with U.S. agriculture....More
Oct 23, 2012

The silent spring that never was: What half a century has wrought

The banning of DDT was the first step in an ever-increasing regulatory authority for the Environmental Protection Agency....More
Oct 20, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest deadline approaching fast

We are receiving great photos for our 2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest....More
Oct 19, 2012

World’s greatest squirrel hunter abandons dying friend

There is something indescribably pure about squirrel hunting. Deer hunting can bring derangement and dishonesty, but squirrel hunting offers less....More
Oct 19, 2012

More GMO-bashing, but as usual the other side gets short shrift in media

“In my opinion, the methods, stats, and reporting of results are all well below the standard I would expect in a rigorous study; to be honest, I am....More
Oct 11, 2012

Yes, AEI, the sky is falling if you're on the wrong side of a disaster

Sky is falling analogy doesn't help farmers who are suffering losses from drought or livestock producers dealing with burned up pastures and high....More
Oct 08, 2012

Honey bees – take a walk on the light side

Some want to blame pesticides for the decline in the health of honeybees and other pollinators. But those close to the issue know it's due to an....More
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