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Dec 30, 2010

High gas prices in a time of economic recession

Economic recovery in developing nations is forcing American consumers to pay higher prices with less cash on hand....More
Dec 23, 2010

Research article examines psychology of weed control decisions

The ongoing and worsening problem of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed has at least provided a wealth of material for researchers who....More
Dec 23, 2010

Grandson reminds me of simpler Christmas

A few days ago my oldest grandson, Aaron, who often amazes me with his perception and generosity, said he didn’t need as many toys for Christmas this....More
Dec 22, 2010

Ultra-low gossypol cottonseed holds much potential

Ultra-low gossypol cottonseed could be major revenue source, says Cotton Incorporated researcher....More
Dec 21, 2010

In season of peace and hope, both seem ever more elusive

In season of peace and hope, both seem ever more elusive....More
Dec 17, 2010

USDA's biotech ag alliance efforts likely to end in futility or worse

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at least gets credit for trying to forge a coexistence alliance between those who advocate biotech agriculture....More
Dec 16, 2010

Good riddance 2010; motion sickness pills for 2011

The fairy tale that elected national leaders in 2011 will construct a compromise toward a balanced federal budget is a dream. Then again we are a....More
Dec 10, 2010

Ag exports: How long the bright spot in U.S. trade?

How long will ag exports remain the bright spot in U.S. trade balance?....More
Dec 08, 2010

Oprah's couch, WikiLeaks and the USDA's farmer lawsuits

Roll out the red tape — and possibly the red carpet. Roll it right up to the USDA collection booth and let the compensation flow. Better yet, dump....More
Dec 03, 2010

Fast food purgatory and the elusive McRib

Fast food purgatory: unwanted sales pitches and the elusive McRib....More
Dec 01, 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 29, 2010

How long will taxpayers subsidize Big Oil?

When will Congress stop using taxpayer dollars to subsidize major oil companies?....More
Nov 22, 2010

Costly RR alfalfa legal travesty finally coming to end

The four-year legal charade perpetrated by radical environmentalists is about over. If the government gets a bill for legal services; shred it. The....More
Nov 19, 2010

Conrad declines to take Ag Committee helm

North Dakota senators says he will retain Budget Committee chairman and be a senior member of the Agriculture Committee....More
Nov 19, 2010

Whose ox to gore when cutting budgets?

When Congress starts making cuts the voters have indicated they want in government programs, where will those cuts be made?....More
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