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Feb 19, 2013

Normal crops in 2013 could push U.S. farm profits to the downside

It’s no secret that 2012 was a great year for many Southern farmers, with record yields and high prices for much-in-demand commodities....More
Feb 19, 2013

Floyd Gordon’s paintings reflect growing up in the rural South

Every morning when I wake up one of the first things I see is Maude’s House....More
Feb 07, 2013

Southeastern growers embracing role as producers of exceptional corn yields

It was a remarkable sight…a standing-room-only crowd of more than 200 growers, packed into the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center....More
Jan 30, 2013

The fiscal cliff fallacy and the debt burden for our kids and grandkids

If you have young children or grandchildren, look at them and imagine signs around their necks: “I owe my government $52,000 — and each day I will....More
Jan 28, 2013

More than just supper: An adventure in duck hunting

Until you slide off into 40-degree water on a chilly January morning, you haven’t really experienced all that nature has to offer....More
Jan 25, 2013

Fire ants vs. Benadryl a battle of pain

I’ve been stung by fire ants more times than I can count. It’s a moment of blind panic; an initial frozen blink of time when you realize you’re being....More
Jan 23, 2013

Chalk one up for the Hudson family farm

We didn’t hear a peep from the Waterkeeper Alliance and its president Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., after a federal judge admonished them soundly in a....More
Jan 10, 2013

We celebrated our mother’s life

My mother, like all mothers, was not perfect. She tended to be a bit overprotective of her five children....More
Jan 02, 2013

Views of rural America, U.S. agriculture range from less relevant to resurgent

Two starkly different views of rural America and U.S. agriculture emerged in recent weeks — one hopeful and optimistic, the other discouraging and....More
Dec 28, 2012

Predicting the future — hits and misses

Back in 2006, USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture published a report predicting what U.S. and world agriculture....More
Dec 23, 2012

Producing prize bucks requires knowledge of antler development

The opportunity for viewing a majestic white-tailed buck proudly bearing a mature set of antlers is a breathtaking sight for any wildlife enthusiast....More
Dec 17, 2012

There's nothing more wonderful than children

I have mentioned before that I spend 30 minutes each week reading to first graders in a school near our home....More
Dec 10, 2012

Farmer-friendly state tax exemptions, credits illustrate the good government can do3

Let’s talk for a moment about a concept that has become foreign in the eyes of many today — good government. That’s right, good government, the kind....More
Dec 03, 2012

Forensic marker dogs on trail of metal thieves

These are days of opportunity for metal thieves....More
Nov 28, 2012

Year-round nutrition needed for healthy deer herd, good hunting

Though deer season in the South may last only a few months, proper management of white-tailed deer for a healthy herd and increased hunting....More
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