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Oct 27, 2012

Seeking trout is motivation to exercise

For the last few years I’ve promised myself from time to time that I would begin the process of getting back into shape....More
Oct 24, 2012

Prop 37 judgment day upon us

Prop 37 was still winning with the latest voter poll, but the margin has closed considerably. It was passing by only 8 percentage points a couple of....More
Oct 23, 2012

The silent spring that never was: What half a century has wrought

The banning of DDT was the first step in an ever-increasing regulatory authority for the Environmental Protection Agency....More
Oct 18, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest winners announced

Congratulations to our winners!! I have been very pleased with the response for the contest and I want to thank everyone that entered and voted on....More
Oct 15, 2012

World’s greatest squirrel hunter abandons dying friend

There is something indescribably pure about squirrel hunting. Deer hunting can bring derangement and dishonesty, but squirrel hunting offers less....More
Oct 15, 2012

More GMO-bashing, but as usual the other side gets short shrift in media

“In my opinion, the methods, stats, and reporting of results are all well below the standard I would expect in a rigorous study; to be honest, I am....More
Oct 10, 2012

Uphill fight waged to turn back Prop 37

Vote no on California’s Prop 37. Most of you will. However, we are likely to be on the losing end of the vote. Polls are now showing the so called....More
Oct 09, 2012

And we're paying for this? Do-nothingest Congress in half a century

"Failure to act on the farm bill will put tens of thousands of farmers in some degree of financial jeopardy, because farm lenders often base their....More
Oct 08, 2012

Clarence Birdseye — the king of frozen food

As the forgotten father of the frozen food industry, Clarence Birdseye changed the way Americans eat forever. That’s not exaggeration — Birdseye left....More
Oct 04, 2012

It's Back.... 2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest

For a second year, Farm Press wants to recognize the beauty of cotton and the people who grow it. Send us your best cotton photo....More
Oct 01, 2012

A glass of Hitler Cabernet with a Mussolini chaser

Sticking Adolf Hitler on a wine label would be marketing death for most wineries. Yet, Lunardelli winery is turning shock-value into dollars by....More
Sep 27, 2012

Phoenix police take bullet over cotton clothing flap

Imagine serving as a Phoenix, Ariz. police officer working outside in 115-degree summer heat while sweating bullets (excuse the pun) due to the....More
Sep 27, 2012

Not surprised at farm bill failure to launch

Since sometime last spring I’ve been skeptical of the likelihood that the U.S. Congress would pass a farm bill this year. My skepticism was well-....More
Sep 25, 2012

Consumer Reports’ Boogeyman of the Month

A new Consumer Reports study says levels of arsenic is rice are "worrisome." But their findings seem a bit premature at best....More
Sep 24, 2012

Honey bees – take a walk on the light side

Some want to blame pesticides for the decline in the health of honeybees and other pollinators. But those close to the issue know it's due to an....More
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