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Mar 21, 2011

High cost for healthy food -- not for this shopper

Uninformed columnist blames agricultural subsidies for obesity and other societal ills. Must be farm bill debate time again....More
Mar 11, 2011

Cotton mill comeback

Cotton mills making a comeback as domestic cotton use increases....More
Mar 11, 2011

Observant readers catch editor’s error

In a recent commentary about picking cotton—actually about my mother picking cotton since I was of little use in the endeavor, being only four or....More
Feb 24, 2011

Cotton mill tour rekindles memories

The first real job, the first work I did for which I got a company paycheck, was in a cotton mill. The summer after I graduated from high school my....More
Feb 21, 2011

Farm groups stepping up education efforts

Farm groups are urging members to contact members of the House and Senate to ask them to consider changes to the more draconian measures in H.R. 1....More
Feb 21, 2011

I remember picking cotton as a kid but it wasn’t worth $2 a pound in ‘53

If cotton had been selling for $2 a pound when I was a kid, my whole life might have changed. One of my first memories is picking cotton with my mom....More
Feb 16, 2011

China's changing labor and wage picture an influence on economies worldwide

China's changing labor and wage picture an influence on economies worldwide....More
Feb 15, 2011

World food shortage a scary thing

Without significant changes in commercial agriculture world populations and demographic changes will leave us without enough food in the coming years....More
Feb 15, 2011

World Ag Expo hangover: achy bones, upright thumbs

2011 World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif. - fun, successful, well attended, and well organized....More
Feb 08, 2011

Tough love as penny-pinching of budget cuts begins

Tough love of penny-pinching begins to trickle down as Congress begins budget-cutting process....More
Feb 03, 2011

It’s a good day to work from home

On days like this I’m glad I work from home....More
Jan 31, 2011

Chinese cotton crop looking for a home, any home

Chinese storing cotton in their homes is a sign of how valuable the white fiber has become....More
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