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Jan 23, 2013

Chalk one up for the Hudson family farm

We didn’t hear a peep from the Waterkeeper Alliance and its president Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., after a federal judge admonished them soundly in a....More
Jan 10, 2013

We celebrated our mother’s life

My mother, like all mothers, was not perfect. She tended to be a bit overprotective of her five children....More
Jan 02, 2013

Views of rural America, U.S. agriculture range from less relevant to resurgent

Two starkly different views of rural America and U.S. agriculture emerged in recent weeks — one hopeful and optimistic, the other discouraging and....More
Dec 28, 2012

Predicting the future — hits and misses

Back in 2006, USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture published a report predicting what U.S. and world agriculture....More
Dec 23, 2012

Producing prize bucks requires knowledge of antler development

The opportunity for viewing a majestic white-tailed buck proudly bearing a mature set of antlers is a breathtaking sight for any wildlife enthusiast....More
Dec 17, 2012

There's nothing more wonderful than children

I have mentioned before that I spend 30 minutes each week reading to first graders in a school near our home....More
Dec 10, 2012

Farmer-friendly state tax exemptions, credits illustrate the good government can do3

Let’s talk for a moment about a concept that has become foreign in the eyes of many today — good government. That’s right, good government, the kind....More
Dec 03, 2012

Forensic marker dogs on trail of metal thieves

These are days of opportunity for metal thieves....More
Nov 28, 2012

Year-round nutrition needed for healthy deer herd, good hunting

Though deer season in the South may last only a few months, proper management of white-tailed deer for a healthy herd and increased hunting....More
Nov 23, 2012

Getting up close and personal with Hurricane Sandy1

As I sit here a few weeks after one of the most damaging and relentless hurricanes hit the northeastern United States, it is more apparent than ever....More
Nov 21, 2012

With election behind, agriculture looks to resolution of immigration reform issues

After 10 years of efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform in Washington, with major parties at loggerheads and nothing substantive....More
Nov 14, 2012

Latest budget cuts do further damage to Georgia’s ‘Cadillac model’

It would seem — perhaps out of necessity — that many of us in agriculture have mastered the art of lowered expectations. We don’t expect much, and we....More
Nov 12, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest winners announced

Congratulations to our winners!! I have been very pleased with the response for the contest and I want to thank everyone that entered and voted on....More
Nov 12, 2012

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

Thanksgiving might be my favorite holiday....More
Nov 07, 2012

It’s time to heal after contentious election3

It was a long night, a fitting conclusion, I suppose, to a long and often bitter presidential election campaign....More
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