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May 15, 2012

T. Boone Picken’s energy gospel part 2: natural gas as a bridge to the future

“Natural gas will do everything we want it to do,” says T. Boone Pickens. “It’s 130-octane fuel, it’s 25 percent cleaner than oil — and we have an....More
May 11, 2012

Farm kids learn valuable lessons from their labor

The United States Department of Labor was correct in reversing its decision to impose severe restrictions on the tasks young people may perform on....More
May 10, 2012

An eminent domain fight, a Pigford sign-up deadline and catfish inspections

Folks tend to get upset when land they own is forcefully taken over by outside interests claiming eminent domain. Government projects, infrastructure....More
May 08, 2012

Water jihads and Moe Howard haircuts

Almost from the dawn of time, water cataclysm has been based on too much of a good thing. Throw that archetype out the window and prepare for....More
Apr 30, 2012

$500 salmon versus $10 trout

I love fish stories. This one is a doozy. It is about dubious salmon that could be the world’s most expensive fish and thousands of remarkably....More
Apr 27, 2012

Fallout from mad cow scare hopefully short-lived

As with any food quality scare, the fallout is usually worse than the incident. Hopefully, the consequences of this mad cow crisis will be short-....More
Apr 24, 2012

Billions to support elected leaders while nation’s problems go unsolved

The average voter has an increasingly difficult time relating to a Congress that includes a large percentage of millionaires and multi-millionaires,....More
Apr 23, 2012

Cottonmouths, armadillos and leprosy — pick your poison

I was suddenly at one with nature, holding up a 15-pound armadillo — and I was shaking with tsunami ferocity. Absurd scene: me holding a live....More
Apr 20, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day; thank a farmer

Farmers have a relationship with the earth that most of us can neither fully appreciate nor adequately understand. Some years the earth yields up a....More
Apr 12, 2012

Can you hear me now? A giant leap into the smart phone world

A tardy adopter's entry to the smart phone world: Can you hear me now?....More
Apr 11, 2012

Don’t pick on the Buffetts, Jimmy or Warren

I envy both Warren and Jimmy. I wish I had Warren’s cash and Jimmy’s talent for not only singing, but turning Margaritaville into a multi-million....More
Apr 03, 2012

Don boxing gloves for California citrus vs. HLB fight

Most everyone in the western citrus industry has known the day would eventually arrive when Huanglongbing (HLB) disease would be found in California....More
Mar 28, 2012

Plenty of blame to go around for Midas’ demise

The recent announcement from Arysta LifeScience that it was immediately suspending sales of the fumigant Midas (methyl iodide) in the U.S. was really....More
Mar 27, 2012

Death of the white African farmer

The white African died almost a year ago at age 78. Mike Campbell, a white farmer from Zimbabwe, was a man of conviction and vision — and he paid for....More
Mar 23, 2012

Election 'chickens' coming home to roost for 2012 farm bill debate

Farm-state congressmen say Ryan Budget Plan puts next farm bill in limbo....More
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