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  • Jun 4, 2014
    Commentary

    Sundown is show time for a host of wildlife

    While the rest of the world is preparing for evening repose, these pond inhabitants are preparing to take advantage of the upcoming period of darkness. For these restless natives, sundown is just the beginning....More
  • 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
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