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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
Oct 12, 2010

The other side of the market

USDA's reduction of the 2010 U.S. corn forecast is causing concerns for beef and hog producers....More
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
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