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Jun 27, 2012

More confusion than clarification in Supreme Court’s immigration ruling

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that threw out key provisions of a controversial Arizona immigration law might have left more confusion than....More
Jun 26, 2012

Southern leadership seriously lacking in this farm bill debate

Southern farm organizations just experienced their first farm bill battle in a long time without a member from their region serving as chairman or....More
Jun 22, 2012

Silvopasture is one way of diversifying your property

Trying to determine an effective way to manage for livestock, forage and timber on the same tract of land?....More
Jun 20, 2012

Private sector investment increasing for ag research and development

In 2010, global private sector investments in research and development to improve agricultural inputs hit $11 billion, nearly double the $5.6 billion....More
Jun 14, 2012

Backyard chickens nothing to crow about

The book was dictated by a now-deceased woman who was good at it. It’s probably an interesting if not a completely practical guide on self-....More
Jun 13, 2012

World Food Prize selection shows importance of water to world food supplies

The news that Daniel Hillel has been named winner of the 2012 World Food Prize is an important reminder of just how critical water is to food....More
Jun 08, 2012

Colleges, universities starting to see value of food study programs

I’ve often wondered, when looking at the “core” subjects being required by most major colleges and universities, why agriculture is rarely ever found....More
Jun 04, 2012

Low interest rates and strong commodity prices helping fuel farmland demand

Strong farm incomes continued to fuel demand for farmland during first quarter 2012 in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank region that includes....More
May 31, 2012

Social Security trust funds and Grandma’s bed

A U.S. government annual report now estimates that Social Security trust funds will be exhausted in 2033, three years earlier than projected a year....More
May 24, 2012

Why are corn yields declining in Virginia?

There is no doubt corn yields across America have gone up over the past 50-60 years....More
May 21, 2012

Waterkeeper Alliance — don’t ask, just litigate

When the Waterkeeper Alliance decides to make an example of you, they don’t let truth get in the way of their efforts. They take you to court and....More
May 18, 2012

Fire can increase your land’s natural resource value

Searching for a cost-effective management tool to increase the natural resource value of your property? Get back to basics with one of the earliest....More
May 16, 2012

T. Boone Picken’s energy gospel part 2: natural gas as a bridge to the future

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens — who comes across as a worldly-wise, aw shucks fella you’d like have a cold one with and listen to his war stories....More
May 11, 2012

Water jihads and Moe Howard haircuts

When Noah spread out the first bits of gopher wood for his ark’s keel, he was building a monument to cataclysm....More
May 04, 2012

Farm kids learn valuable lessons from their labor

The United States Department of Labor was correct in reversing its decision to impose severe restrictions on the tasks young people may perform on....More
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