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Sep 26, 2012

Not surprised at farm bill failure to launch

Since sometime last spring I’ve been skeptical of the likelihood that the U.S. Congress would pass a farm bill this year....More
Sep 21, 2012

It's the drought, not farmers pushing up food prices

I had a chance to visit a couple of farms in Nebraska and Iowa recently and got a real close up and personal look at what impact this year’s drought....More
Sep 17, 2012

Lowell Catlett, futurist, motivates and entertains

If you ever get a chance to hear Lowell Catlett speak, do so. You will not regret it. Buy a ticket if you have to. The experience will be worth the....More
Sep 12, 2012

What happens if Congress fails to act on House farm bill?

What does appear to be coming through is that writing a farm bill will be much more difficult when a new Congress and perhaps a new administration....More
Sep 11, 2012

‘The Survivor Tree,’ like agriculture, embodies resilience

This July, I visited the 9/11 Memorial erected on the site of the original World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan....More
Sep 07, 2012

Suspension of Georgia water permit applications could be harbinger of things to come

Most news media outlets in Georgia treated it as a minor item, and it wasn’t even worthy of mention out of state, but a recent action concerning the....More
Sep 05, 2012

Choose organic if you like, just not for nutrition advantages

People who feel better about themselves by eating organic food, should, by all means, continue to spend the extra money on these products. Just don’t....More
Aug 31, 2012

Defaults send chilling signal to cotton shippers

As world cotton supplies dwindled in 2011, nervous end users in foreign countries bought hundreds of thousands of bales of high-priced U.S. cotton to....More
Aug 31, 2012

As lure of China’s cheap labor dims, more jobs may be returning to U.S.

Reshoring is a term you may not have heard (I hadn’t). It’s industry-speak for bringing manufacturing and jobs back to the U.S. from overseas....More
Aug 27, 2012

Farm group coalition faces uphill battle

In years past, when the American Farm Bureau Federation or the National Corn Growers Association or the National Cotton Council spoke, most members....More
Aug 22, 2012

Killing those awful earmarks: And just whose ox got gored?

Be careful what you wish for, the old adage goes, because you just may get it....More
Aug 20, 2012

Crappie fishing brings luck of the gool

“Do you believe?” he asked with the expectation of an evangelist. “Do you believe in the gool?”....More
Aug 16, 2012

Native warm-season grasses offer grazing alternative

Landowners searching for a natural grazing alternative that provides increased wildlife and overall ecosystem benefits, may want to consider....More
Aug 14, 2012

For 13 years, drought has been on my mind

I don’t know how many of the last 13 years have been unusually dry — I’m not even certain what the term unusually dry would mean in a region that....More
Aug 10, 2012

Alphabet soup: New farm legislation will offer an expanded roster of programs

No matter which farm bill eventually emerges — House, Senate, or some combination thereof — producers will be coping with an alphabet soup of new....More
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