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Feb 23, 2011

Food crisis topples world leaders as farm prices surge

As the scene plays out before us, a growing world population, both poor and prosperous, is demanding food while the crisis mounts. The prediction....More
Feb 18, 2011

Oprah, Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin: OK, Google, need I say more?

Oprah, Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin: OK, Google, need I say more?....More
Feb 14, 2011

China's changing labor and wage picture an influence on economies worldwide

China's changing labor and wage picture an influence on economies worldwide....More
Feb 11, 2011

World Ag Expo hangover: achy bones, upright thumbs

World Ag Expo weather was perfect with sun-drenched skies, a refreshing breeze, and light-jacket temperatures in the low 60s....More
Feb 08, 2011

Anti-biotech radical Ronnie turns on allies in resounding defeat

Some species in the animal kingdom eat their young, and if they get desperate enough they devour each other, regardless of age....More
Feb 07, 2011

Tough love as penny-pinching budget cuts examined

Tough love as Congress gets down to the penny-pinching reality of budget cuts....More
Feb 01, 2011

One hungry planet

In the future one hungry planet, that being earth, will challenge the world's farmers to produce enough food....More
Jan 31, 2011

Chinese cotton crop looking for a home, any home

Chinese storing cotton in their homes is a sign of how valuable the white fiber has become....More
Jan 28, 2011

Secretary Vilsack made the right decision on RR alfalfa

There has been considerable angst and trepidation over the past 30 days after Vilsack said he wanted to forage a coexistence between the anti-biotech....More
Jan 25, 2011

California having a winter to remember

This is a winter to remember. It's far wetter than normal. The Sierra Nevada snowpack is 200 percent of normal. It has been too many years since....More
Jan 20, 2011

Giant African snails, pink mealybugs: No, it’s not New Year hangover…

Numerous exotic — and very invasive — insects and weeds are on the list of potential invaders that Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS)....More
Jan 12, 2011

Tragedy in Tucson cries out for introspection

Clarence Dupnik’s family and mine were neighbors in Tucson, Ariz. I was young reporter on the Tucson Daily Citizen, and Dupnik was on the....More
Jan 12, 2011

Dick Winters, a true American hero, dead at 92

Major Dick Winters, hero of Band of Brothers book, TV series, has died....More
Jan 10, 2011

Proud to be an Arizonan despite insanity and adversity

The shooting follows other demeaning acts and events in Arizona over the last year including: the murder of southeastern Arizona rancher Robert....More
Jan 05, 2011

‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’ through sunny California

California’s state song should be “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with the winter we’ve been having....More
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