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  • Jun 13, 2011
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    U.S. urged to continue leadership role in alleviating hunger and poverty

    U.S. urged to continue leadership role in alleviating world hunger and poverty...More
  • Apr 11, 2011
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    World War II memorial ‘marks the price of freedom’

    If you’ve never been to the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., you’re missing out....More
  • Apr 4, 2011
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    Ongoing challenge to growers: boost per acre yields even more

    As U.S. food, feed, and fiber producers are confronted with increasing and more diverse demand, they will be challenged to expand the boundaries of productivity even farther....More
  • Mar 28, 2011
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    Solution for escalating food costs: let 'em eat iPads

    Starting with the 1973 Arab oil embargo, which set energy prices on their upward spiral, costs for everything have inflated as companies increased the price of their products and services to compensate for the energy component. Once a price is increased, it almost never comes down, but rather rises yet again when the next spike in energy prices occurs...More
  • Dec 22, 2010
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    Ultra-low gossypol holds much potential

    Ultra-low gossypol cottonseed could be major new revenue source for cotton industry...More
  • Dec 21, 2010
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    Grandson reminds me of simpler Christmas 1

    The warmth that comes from giving to someone else, however, is tangible for as long as memory endures. The gift blesses the giver....More
  • Nov 22, 2010
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    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
  • Nov 17, 2010
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    Changing government easier said than done

    Now that the elections are over, voters wanting changes in government may find it was easier said than done....More
  • Nov 17, 2010
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    Satellite radio recalls bygone era

    If someone had told me 30 years ago that I would someday pay to have a radio installed in my vehicle and then pay a monthly fee to listen to it I would have accused them of serious insanity....More
  • Nov 16, 2010
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    Pop’s workshop

    One of the great pleasures of summer when I was a boy was spending a week on my grandfather (Pop) Griffith’s farm. The opportunities for fun were seemingly endless....More
  • Oct 7, 2010
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    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
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