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Nov 16, 2010

Physical cotton prices exceed $1.50

Who knows when this wild cotton ride will end? In the meantime, these are exciting times for those still selling cotton....More
Nov 12, 2010

Changing government easier said than done

Making things better: Changing government is easier said than done, the new crop of lawmakers will find....More
Nov 10, 2010

Jerry Brown's second California gubernatorial reign begins

Meg Whitman squandered $140 to $160 million - depending on who is counting - trying to buy the California governorship....More
Nov 04, 2010

E-15 ruling – a sow’s ear to a silk purse?

The Renewable Fuels Association is trying to say positive, noting that the EPA waiver is a step in the right direction. But the ruling is still one....More
Nov 04, 2010

What's payback for big campaign checks?

Costly campaigns finally ended, what's payback for big checks?....More
Oct 26, 2010

How will Republican House impact farm programs?

Pollsters say Republicans could regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, bring changes to farm programs....More
Oct 25, 2010

Advice from a billionaire: invest in ag

Agriculture will be "one of the best investments" over the next few years, says billionaire Jim Rogers....More
Oct 25, 2010

HFCS is just sugar

Sugar from corn, especially high fructose corn syrup, suffers from an undeserved image problem....More
Oct 20, 2010

Victor the grape picker, Victor the hero

Victor the grape picker and Victor the hero are one and the same. Oct. 5 was the day Victor the agricultural worker saved the life of an eight-year-....More
Oct 14, 2010

Does anyone know of a cure for stupid? Please!

Some days I feel like a complete and total idiot, as opposed to the rest of the days when I feel like a normal idiot....More
Oct 13, 2010

A T-shirt's role in world trade

A T-shirt's role in world trade....More
Oct 11, 2010

Strangulation by regulation

EPA's proposed regulations are creating a dust-up in farm country....More
Sep 28, 2010

Sayonara to cows and chickens?

Meat cultured from cells could become substitute for beef and chicken — millions of dollars are being invested in the technology....More
Sep 27, 2010

A bone to pick with USDA

I have a bone to pick about USDA’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative. Farm groups and farmers across the....More
Sep 24, 2010

Environmental Working Group (EWG) at it again

This time the radical, malicious Environmental Working Group (EWG) is complaining about an $180,000 federal specialty crop grant for use in....More
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