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Jan 25, 2012

North Korean freak show rolls on: fat men and famines

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il left behind a legacy of platform shoes, puffy hair, Swedish hookers, a vast cognac collection, ostrich farms — and oh....More
Jan 24, 2012

Huanglongbing disease raps on Western citrus’ front door

While HLB is the worst citrus disease in the world, an informed Western citrus industry has prepared for the sudden rap on the front door by this....More
Jan 23, 2012

Taking issue with negative article on ag majors

A career, whether it’s in agriculture or business or rocket science, should be about more than a paycheck....More
Jan 23, 2012

EPA hunting bullfrogs with shotgun in Sackett case

The EPA has 17,000 full time employees and approximately an $8.4 billion budget. It also has a fondness for hunting bullfrogs with a shotgun....More
Jan 20, 2012

The sorry state of nation’s roads: funding shortfall isn’t helping any

The federal gasoline tax was last increased in 1993 and since that time vehicle miles traveled have risen almost 30 percent and construction/....More
Jan 20, 2012

US bleeds debt while the band plays on

How is America approaching $16.4 trillion in debt and where do we consign blame? Nobody on Capitol Hill will say it, but we can all see it. America....More
Jan 12, 2012

From telegraph to social media, we live to connect

The first text message was sent 157 years ago by Samuel F.B. Morse. We've come a long way since....More
Jan 12, 2012

Agriculture today – golden age or wishful thinking?

U.S. farmers enjoy their best run in decades thanks to high prices for many crops, livestock and farmland and strong global demand for corn used in....More
Jan 10, 2012

Poking around in animal entrails: problems in search of solutions

Agreement on anything seems impossible for a Congress whose public approval rating just keeps plummeting toward zero....More
Dec 30, 2011

As battered, bedraggled 2011 fades away, some wishes for the new year

As 2011 fades away, some wishes for the new year....More
Dec 28, 2011

Back to the farm for young professionals

How you gonna keep ‘em off of the farm after they’ve been savaged by corporate America? Seems like a small exodus has begun away from mega companies....More
Dec 27, 2011

Mandatory GMO food labeling implies risks where there are none

Mandatory GMO labels would not only put groundless fears ahead of science — promoting ignorance and hysteria among consumers — they would also be....More
Dec 24, 2011

The best Christmas gifts don’t come from the mall or online browsing

Christmases past: the best gifts didn't come from the mall or online ordering....More
Dec 20, 2011

When guidelines become regulations: tackling the EPA’s sleight-of-hand

Regulatory issues are likely to continue to be an area of skirmishing as discussions for the 2012 farm bill go forward....More
Dec 14, 2011

In slashing funding for ag, seniors, kids programs, don’t overlook bloated defense budget

"Defense spending is now absolutely off the charts by any modern historical measure -- this level of spending is absolutely staggering."....More
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