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Jun 24, 2013

A perspective from my side of the plate1

(Todd Fitchette is the new associate editor with Western Farm Press, based in Tulare, Calif.) The main reason I enjoy agricultural journalism so....More
Jun 24, 2013

Oregon GMO mystery wheat is a whodunit5

The discovery of unapproved Rounup Ready soft white wheat in eastern Oregon has been called a “mystery.” It is no mystery. Someone planted it....More
Jun 23, 2013

FDA, agriculture at dangerous food-safety crossroads

The agricultural industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are often on opposite sides of the fence. It’s a love-hate....More
Jun 19, 2013

Wild dog plague crushing livestock industry4

Australia's wild dog hunters can’t keep up. A bullet to the head or heart brings $500 per dog — but it doesn’t matter. Tens of thousands of wild dogs....More
Jun 18, 2013

EPA’s Pinocchio nose grows with farmer privacy scandal4

EPA’s Pinocchio nose continues to grow longer. Despite a barrage of criticism following the admitted release of private farmer data to three....More
Jun 17, 2013

5 lessons from the Honeygate scandal

Honeygate, in other forms, is still bubbling under the surface. In reality, with billions of dollars up for grabs on the counterfeit food market,....More
Jun 11, 2013

Days of wine auctions and gay marriage1

Sell wine to buy more wine: An odd two nights of vintage wine, foreign billionaires, and gay marriage protestors demanding Pinot noir....More
Jun 10, 2013

Agriculture's burden of technological intolerance6

The coming population burst casts a shadow over agriculture — a colossal feeding task looms with no precedent in history....More
Jun 05, 2013

Nuggets of wisdom from the March Against Monsanto

The March Against Monsanto produced a kangaroo court of GMO judgement and a series of bizarre claims....More
Jun 04, 2013

Farmer’s death puts national focus on killer bees

With the recent deaths of a farmer in Texas and a mountain climber in Arizona, the spread and range of killer bees is gaining national attention....More
Jun 04, 2013

Border tour reinforces farmworker importance

A tour early this spring to the U.S.-Mexico border for the Arizona agricultural leadership group Project CENTRL at the San Luis, Ariz., Port of Entry....More
Jun 03, 2013

Eat your insects — the UN knows best3

You can be sure that as soon as the UN report on insect consumption was released, the bureaucrats who commissioned and championed the study were....More
May 30, 2013

Thank you Center for Food Safety for costing farmers millions3

Please send a thank you note to Andrew Kimbrell, executive director, The Center for Food Safety, 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE #302, Washington, D.C....More
May 29, 2013

Shocker: Food Gestapo loses regulation battle

The food Gestapo always knows best what should go on your plate. Government regulators love to hide behind the banner of "consumer protection."....More
May 28, 2013

Honey bees a landmine solution?

The idea that honey bees will seek out TNT seems ridiculous; but researcher Nikola Kezic believes he is close to training bees to find landmines....More
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