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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
Sep 20, 2012

As farm bill falters the fat lady sings a dirge

The House will have been in session eight days from August 4 through mid-November. That is an outrage. It is especially an outrage in the face of a....More
Sep 18, 2012

When only machines have jobs, what then do we do with people?

The dilemma increasingly confronting our society is the utilization of technology/automation to eliminate, insofar as possible, any need for humans....More
Sep 18, 2012

US Chef Corps prepares Deal-A-Meal diplomacy

A U.S. ambassador is murdered, embassies are under siege, and Iran’s robed madmen are rattling their nuclear sabers again — and that’s just a....More
Sep 17, 2012

Lowell Catlett, futurist, motivates and entertains

If you ever get a chance to hear Lowell Catlett speak, do so. You will not regret it. Buy a ticket if you have to. The experience will be worth the....More
Sep 17, 2012

Regulations a financial noose for small producers

Buttonwillow, Calif., farmer Jason Selvidge says every year state and federal governments pile more and more regulations on agriculture. It appears....More
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