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Dec 02, 2011

Government proposal jeopardizes rural life, work ethic

In my wonderful years growing up in Mississippi, my body was often a haven for scrapes and bruises. These temporary wounds were usually caused....More
Nov 30, 2011

San Joaquin Valley roadside snow beautiful to behold

Roadside snowfall is heavier this fall in the San Joaquin Valley than it has been in several years, and it is beautiful. Tufts of cotton (snow)....More
Nov 30, 2011

MF Global: funds found but mystery deepens

As FBI and Justice Department investigations into the collapse of MF Global continue, there have been several developments in recent days....More
Nov 28, 2011

South Korea, FTAs and word association

Consider these words: “partisan government, teargas, and anger over income inequality.” To the average American, those eight words....More
Nov 21, 2011

DeMint’s amendment to repeal check-offs – is he serious?

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint entered an amendment to Congress to terminate 20 commodity check-off programs. Is he serious? Apparently so....More
Nov 16, 2011

My hero will always be a plant physiologist

To plagiarize Waylon and Willie, 'My heroes have always been plant physiologists.' Particularly V.T. Walhood, 89 years old and a member of ‘The....More
Nov 14, 2011

Beetle-mimicking irrigation system wins Dyson award

A young Australian engineer has won the 2011 James Dyson Award for developing a low-maintenance, solar-powered, drip-irrigation system....More
Nov 10, 2011

2011 Cotton Photo Contest Winners Announced

We have had a wonderful response to our first photo contest and the winners of the Cotton photo contest are announced....More
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
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