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Nov 04, 2011

Winter crop competition heating up in South Carolina

It’s no secret the battle for acreage will be intense in the Southeast in spring of 2012, however, a brisk battle is looming in South Carolina over....More
Nov 03, 2011

Negotiations in the coming weeks, months signal a certain end to current farm policy

During the recent Southern Region Agricultural Outlook Conference in Atlanta, Oklahoma State University Extension Economist Larry Sanders became....More
Nov 02, 2011

Time to vote for your favorite photo

The time is finally here to start voting for your favorite cotton photo!! Voting begins November 2, 2011 and will end at 5 PM CST November 9, 2011....More
Oct 27, 2011

Foundation doesn’t mind exploiting cantaloupe tragedy

The Weston A. Price Foundation apparently has no qualms about exploiting calamity either. They don’t even need the facts to put out a news release –....More
Oct 24, 2011

Cotton photo entry deadline fast approaching

You still have time to get your photos in the contest, send them to photos@farmpress.com by Nov. 1, 2011....More
Oct 19, 2011

2011 Cotton Photo Contest

Farm Press would like to recognize the beauty of cotton and the people who grow it. Send us your best cotton photos: kids in cotton fields, blooms,....More
Oct 13, 2011

The jobs market of the future: ‘Creativity will rule the day’

My recent column — about a future in which U.S. jobs will increasingly be sent offshore for cheaper labor or be done by the robots that are rapidly....More
Oct 13, 2011

Cottonseed packs a powerful energy punch

All of the energy required to produce an acre of cotton can be found in a very unlikely place – the plant’s very own seeds....More
Sep 30, 2011

Limited government will test our mettle as farmer-citizens

I’m sure cotton producers are feeling a similar vertigo at the thought of losing a big portion of their farm safety net. And it’s looking more and....More
Sep 26, 2011

Whether it’s cheap offshore labor or robots, U.S. jobs outlook isn't bright

Talk about great timing: How much worse could it have been that, at the same time President Obama was unveiling his jobs creation package, Bank of....More
Sep 14, 2011

Cars will consume more corn this year than livestock and poultry

For the first time in history, more of the U.S. corn crop is expected to be consumed by automobiles this coming year than by livestock and poultry....More
Sep 09, 2011

At $5 billion yearly, the public may wonder: Is Congress worth the cost?

So, OK, we all know that used car salespeople and lobbyists have always been at the bottom of the totem pole in terms of how the public views....More
Sep 08, 2011

Wasteful government spending draws criticism in report

Government says wasteful spending has marked wars in Afghanistan and Iraq....More
Sep 02, 2011

Social media offers insights into organic farming

Social media can sometimes provide a colossal opportunity to fritter away time that could better be used to accomplish a bit of work....More
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