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Nov 06, 2012

Using invasive plants for biofuels: Potential for ecological problems?1

The best of intentions sometimes go astray....More
Oct 31, 2012

Move agriculture to the big city and save the planet

The idea of buying farm produce locally has spawned a number of far out ideas over the years. But one I read recently – moving agriculture into....More
Oct 20, 2012

Major shifts in U.S. agricultural production could be bigger problem than climate change1

As the Midwest goes, so go corn prices. That’s no surprise to anyone who is remotely familiar with U.S. agriculture....More
Oct 19, 2012

Presidential candidates taking short-term view2

It’s presidential election time again, and once again, I don’t feel like I have a good choice....More
Oct 17, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest deadline approaching fast

We are receiving great photos for our 2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest....More
Oct 16, 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 10, 2012

Yes, AEI, the sky is falling if you’re on the wrong end of a disaster

For all of you who have used direct payments to help secure your operating loans over the last few years, here’s a news flash: You didn’t need those....More
Oct 08, 2012

And we're paying for this? Do-nothingest Congress in half a century

You are doubtless thrilled that the U.S. House — in its last legislative action before leaving town for politicking until after the November....More
Oct 04, 2012

It's Back.... 2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest1

For a second year, Farm Press wants to recognize the beauty of cotton and the people who grow it. Send us your best cotton photo....More
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
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