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Oct 08, 2010

A T-shirt's role in world trade

Travels of a T-shirt: Markets, power, and politics of world trade....More
Oct 05, 2010

Power play on NPDES permit?

The NPDES permit being developed by EPA for pesticide applications for water is drawing criticism from members of Congress and farm organizations and....More
Oct 01, 2010

A bone to pick with USDA

The bottom line is the world needs farmers to grow more food; fence row to fence row and to double, triple, or even quadruple yields....More
Sep 27, 2010

Earmarks and other dirty words

It’s interesting how certain words in the English language can become good or bad depending on how we choose to use them, and regardless of....More
Sep 26, 2010

Angry environmentalists push back

Environmental groups filed subpoenas for a farm group's records after its executive director testified at a meeting on atrazine....More
Sep 21, 2010

Iowa farmers say no to direct payments

The Iowa Farm Bureau is propsing that Congress eliminate direct payments in the next farm bill....More
Sep 20, 2010

Peanuts and football save the day in Germany

Peanuts and SEC football make for an interesting night in Germany....More
Sep 09, 2010

America's greatest generation of farmers

America's greatest generation of farmers: gratitude, goodbyes....More
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
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