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Aug 20, 2012

Crappie fishing brings luck of the gool

“Do you believe?” he asked with the expectation of an evangelist. “Do you believe in the gool?”....More
Aug 16, 2012

Native warm-season grasses offer grazing alternative

Landowners searching for a natural grazing alternative that provides increased wildlife and overall ecosystem benefits, may want to consider....More
Aug 14, 2012

For 13 years, drought has been on my mind

I don’t know how many of the last 13 years have been unusually dry — I’m not even certain what the term unusually dry would mean in a region that....More
Aug 10, 2012

Alphabet soup: New farm legislation will offer an expanded roster of programs

No matter which farm bill eventually emerges — House, Senate, or some combination thereof — producers will be coping with an alphabet soup of new....More
Aug 03, 2012

When down becomes up: How 379 acres of peanuts got confused

Geotropism isn’t a term that’s tossed out in everyday conversation, and you can be forgiven if it sends you to the dictionary....More
Aug 01, 2012

Bizarre farm bill journey takes another odd turn

As much of the country bakes under a merciless sun, the bizarre journey of the 2012 farm bill has taken another strange turn....More
Jul 25, 2012

What are we waiting for on the next farm bill? Christmas?

A group of congressmen have written House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor urging them to schedule a vote on H.R. 6083, the....More
Jul 25, 2012

In the research pipeline: Ways to improve peanut production

I believe the future of peanut production lies in biotechnology,” says Marshall Lamb, director of the USDA/Agricultural Research Service Peanut....More
Jul 12, 2012

Cotton industry working hard to regain lost demand

Cotton selling at $1.50 to $2 a pound may have rung a bell for sellers of cotton....More
Jul 10, 2012

Irrigation becoming more of a necessity for farmers in Southeast

It’ll come as no surprise to many of you that irrigation was determined to be the No. 1 key in our recent listing to the Keys to Peanut Profitability....More
Jul 02, 2012

Ford developing car parts from crops, crop residues

I want to enjoy driving around in my Ford Mustang, and I’m proud to say there may be beans in my Ford....More
Jun 27, 2012

More confusion than clarification in Supreme Court’s immigration ruling

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that threw out key provisions of a controversial Arizona immigration law might have left more confusion than....More
Jun 26, 2012

Southern leadership seriously lacking in this farm bill debate

Southern farm organizations just experienced their first farm bill battle in a long time without a member from their region serving as chairman or....More
Jun 22, 2012

Silvopasture is one way of diversifying your property

Trying to determine an effective way to manage for livestock, forage and timber on the same tract of land?....More
Jun 20, 2012

Private sector investment increasing for ag research and development

In 2010, global private sector investments in research and development to improve agricultural inputs hit $11 billion, nearly double the $5.6 billion....More
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