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  • Jun 2, 2014
    Commentary

    Retired professor writes of Alabama's agricultural shortcomings

    “It was obvious U.S. agriculture was in serious trouble, but the situation in Alabama was even worse."...More
  • May 28, 2014
    Commentary

    Will Extension get another 100 years?

    Weekly, if not daily during certain times of the year, successful farmers I speak to tell me their one tried-and-true trick for success: “I pretty much follow Extension recommendations and what my agent told me,” they say. If you missed it earlier in May, the nation’s Extension system turned 100 years old. I wonder if it’ll get another 100 years. If it does, it’ll be because of its people....More
  • May 8, 2014
    Commentary

    Looking for heroes in all the wrong places

    You can spin it anyhow you want – as a tyrannical, overreaching central government imposing its will on a freedom-loving rancher, or as someone, in this case Bundy, getting something for nothing. The facts of the case don’t concern me so much as what happened next....More
  • Apr 29, 2014
    Commentary

    Regulators regulate regulators while eating unregulated foreign food

    America might just end up a country of regulators regulating regulators, forced to eat unregulated food from a foreign country as we regulate our food supply to nothing....More
  • Apr 22, 2014
    Commentary

    We will sell no sweet onion before its time

    “You can’t decide in Atlanta when you’re ready to dig onions in Vidalia."...More
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