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Aug 26, 2010

How to stop a thief

The caution comes from out west, but the message fits all: With an increase in rural crime, do what’s needed to lock down your valuable farm property....More
Aug 24, 2010

Am I A Corporate Lackey?

My journalism professors used to rant on and on about not using shopworn, hackneyed phrases, and I’ve gotten away from them for over 30 years now (....More
Aug 15, 2010

East Alabama Crops Tour continues tradition

There seem to be fewer and fewer real traditions anymore, those events and customs that we can depend on occurring year in and year out, without fail....More
Aug 11, 2010

How sweet it is

Ran across an interesting item out of the University of Florida earlier this week. Seems a team of researchers at UF’s North Florida Research....More
Aug 02, 2010

Farmers get their chance to shine

Farmers rarely get their due, especially when it comes to public recognition. Sure, the popular press will search out a grower or two whenever a....More
Jul 28, 2010

Where have they gone?

They had names — Meredith Farms, Smith Bros., Hudson Planting Company. At one time they numbered in the hundreds around a given gin community and in....More
Jul 26, 2010

Are Hire-Backs A Good Thing?

Hiring back well-established, highly successful retiring professors and researchers is common among Land-Grant institutions as a means to over-come....More
Jul 18, 2010

A glimmer of hope

It’s the time of year that can make one lose perspective, which can literally try men’s souls – mid-July, in the Deep South, with the heat, humidity....More
Jul 14, 2010

There’s more to soccer…

I’m not a soccer fan. Paid no attention to the game at all until my son started playing when a local league was formed here in town....More
Jul 06, 2010

Pot calling the kettle…

For 77 days, some have been criticizing the U.S. government for not moving fast enough to contain the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon platform....More
Jul 02, 2010

Government goober gaffe grounded

Congressman Bobby Bright of Alabama said it best, noting that it was a "solution in search of a non-existent problem." He was speaking about the U.S....More
Jun 30, 2010

Sunbelt Expo Field Day July 8

July arrives tomorrow, it’s hot and it’s time for the Sunbelt Expo Field Day....More
Jun 25, 2010

"Take Our Jobs"

The United Farm Workers organization has come up with an unusual way to weigh in on the immigration debate that has erupted across the country since....More
Jun 21, 2010

Faithful traveling companion moving on

Those of us who have the extreme good fortune of being field editors for an agricultural publication possess what I consider to be the supreme perk....More
Jun 18, 2010

A small step forward…

While a blown out BP oil well is gushing thousands of barrels of crude each day into the Gulf of Mexico, a shiny new plant at Hopewell, Va., is....More
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