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Dec 15, 2010

Corn – from moonshiner trunk to NASCAR tank

Starting in 2011, NASCAR will fuel all races with E15, a 15 percent corn ethanol blend. It’s the start of a great relationship between the racing....More
Dec 10, 2010

Pop’s workshop

One of the great pleasures of summer when I was a boy was spending a week on my grandfather (Pop) Griffith’s farm. The opportunities for fun were....More
Dec 10, 2010

Research article examines psychology of weed control decisions

The ongoing and worsening problem of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed has at least provided a wealth of material for researchers who....More
Dec 03, 2010

Palmer pigweed – don’t wait to see if it’s resistant

Glyphosate-resistant pigweed is a huge challenge for Mid-South producers, consultants, biotech companies, seed companies and weed scientists. Most of....More
Nov 29, 2010

How long will taxpayers subsidize Big Oil?

How long will Congress continue to spend taxpayer dollars to subsidize Big Oil?....More
Nov 22, 2010

Satellite radio recalls bygone era

If someone had told me 30 years ago that I would someday pay to have a radio installed in my vehicle and then pay a monthly fee to listen to it I....More
Nov 22, 2010

Peach of a crop in 2010

South Carolina peaches sweeter than usual in 2010....More
Nov 19, 2010

Conrad declines to take Ag Committee helm

North Dakota senators says he will retain Budget Committee chairman and be a senior member of the Agriculture Committee....More
Nov 15, 2010

Changing government easier said than done

After the elections: changing government is easier said than done. Turning Washington around is like reversing the course of an ocean liner — it....More
Nov 10, 2010

E-15 ruling – a sow’s ear to a silk purse?

The Renewable Fuels Association is trying to say positive, noting that the EPA waiver is a step in the right direction. But the ruling is still one....More
Nov 05, 2010

What's payback for big campaign checks?

Costly campaigns finally ended, what’s payback for big checks?....More
Oct 27, 2010

Would Republican victory impact farm programs?

Republican takeover of the House could mean reductions in farm programs in 2012....More
Oct 26, 2010

HFCS is just sugar

Sugar from corn, especially high fructose corn syrup, suffers from an undeserved image problem....More
Oct 19, 2010

New bugs, new problems for Southeast

New bugs haven't caused much damage yet, but are a looming threat to crops in the upper Southeast....More
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