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Mar 25, 2013

Those who feed and clothe us

How many people take time to consider the efforts that some farmer or rancher took to assure that Americans enjoy an abundant, wholesome supply of....More
Mar 25, 2013

Whiskey is for drinking; agriculture water is for fighting

Author and humorist Mark Twain is given credit for the saying, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting.” It is unknown if Twain....More
Mar 21, 2013

Farmscrapers are vertical farming on steroids

Farmscrapers may be billed as futuristic towers, but that is an understatement — the stunning designs look like an agricultural version of Blade....More
Mar 20, 2013

No science in far left opposition to GMO foods

Farm Press associate editor Chris Bennett wrote a nice blog on golden rice, which may soon be widely planted in the Philippines and Bangladesh. When....More
Mar 19, 2013

Honey bee robots coming to agriculture?

Could a robot honey bee actually pollinate an orchard or crop field? With a carbon fiber body and titanium wings, researchers say a mechanized honey....More
Mar 19, 2013

Time to remember those who feed and clothe us

I am privileged to know farmers. I am blessed to be able to tell their stories, empathize with their hardships and enjoy their triumphs. Today we....More
Mar 18, 2013

ESA is no March Madness game

Someone at NOAA must have had too much time on their hands or a boss who wasn’t paying attention when he or she created an online game patterned....More
Mar 18, 2013

Is a fearless female leader what U.S. agriculture needs?

Perhaps we should take a look at our neighbors to the South — as in South America, in particular in Brazil, for some valuable lessons on how to....More
Mar 13, 2013

Golden rice battle only just beginning

Golden rice has become a lightning rod issue, with anti-GMO campaigners putting up fierce resistance to a crop that could save the lives of millions....More
Mar 11, 2013

Counterfeit food robs Americans of $10 billion each year

What sits on the grocery shelf is often not what it seems — especially regarding olive oil, honey, fish and wine. Americans pay $10 billion to $15....More
Mar 08, 2013

Crop insurance is good investment; claims of abuse overstated

Crop insurance subsidies offer sound investment for America’s security....More
Mar 07, 2013

Locust swarms bring back past for US farmers

Locusts, the eighth plague of Exodus are back, but at least not over American crop fields. Sometimes described as “hell from above,” Egypt and the....More
Mar 05, 2013

EPA loves privacy rights, at least its own

EPA is facing heavy criticism after releasing farm data from 30 states to the Natural Defense Council, Earth Justice and the Pew Charitable Trusts....More
Mar 04, 2013

Changing shingles on the Western Farm Press door

During the feast, Harry Cline lassoed a hired hand to join him at Western Farm Press to dole up more heaping helpings of Western farm news. This new....More
Mar 01, 2013

Death, liberty, Cheetos, and the American way

But when it comes to food and the denial of personal responsibility, nobody plays it up much better than our own government....More
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