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Nov 09, 2011

Chinese rice buyers touring the United States

U.S. rice sales to China are another step closer to reality....More
Nov 09, 2011

U.S. agriculture needs an infusion of young farmers

The average age of the U.S. farmer continues to rise, which begs the question, "How does we encourage more young people to enter the profession?"....More
Nov 07, 2011

The devil of demography: How to feed the multitudes?

Lady Demography has cleaned up her act and we’re headed toward 10 billion people on Earth — a mere 100 years away. It’s not just that the numbers are....More
Nov 07, 2011

Animals and porn: yet another off-the-wall scheme for attention

Animals and porn website: yet another off-the-wall scheme for attention....More
Nov 03, 2011

USDA whistles past the Pigford graveyard

USDA has played out its Jimmy Swaggart moment, shedding dollars in place of tears, and now it wants to leap back into pulpit ministry with no....More
Nov 02, 2011

Time to vote for your favorite photo

The time is finally here to start voting for your favorite cotton photo!! Voting begins November 2, 2011 and will end at 5 PM CST November 9, 2011....More
Oct 26, 2011

Wine drinkers respond to deceptive wine labeling charge

I enjoy California wine and drink it often. I just want to know what I am drinking by the front of the label. I think I understand the differences....More
Oct 25, 2011

Foundation doesn’t mind exploiting cantaloupe tragedy

The Weston A. Price Foundation apparently has no qualms about exploiting calamity either. They don’t even need the facts to put out a news release –....More
Oct 24, 2011

Cotton photo entry deadline fast approaching

You still have time to get your photos in the contest, send them to photos@farmpress.com by Nov. 1, 2011....More
Oct 13, 2011

Don't always trust what you think is on wine label

California grape growers have been battered around for more than a decade. They have been told to get tough and be competitive. Most wine grape....More
Oct 11, 2011

CBD deserves its own Rubber Dodo Award

The Center for Biological Diversity, the out-of-whack environmental group based in Tucson, Ariz., will soon announce the winner of its annual....More
Oct 11, 2011

The jobs market of the future: ‘Creativity will rule the day’

Jobs of the future will demand creativity as a key ingredient....More
Sep 30, 2011

2011 Cotton Photo Contest

Farm Press would like to recognize the beauty of cotton and the people who grow it. Send us your best cotton photos: kids in cotton fields, blooms,....More
Sep 30, 2011

It’s been a record year for broken records

This summer, thousands of heat records were broken at individual U.S. weather stations in June, July and August, according to the National Oceanic....More
Sep 28, 2011

Anti-biotech crowd convinced GMO food is road to extinction

My previous column about the GMO food labeling issue touched a few nerves in the anti-biotech crowd. Most did not like the notion that genetically....More
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