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Feb 05, 2013

Super Bowl farmer ad whitewashes America?5

Sometimes an ad is simply an ad. Less than 24 hours after Dodge ran a two-minute commercial during the Super Bowl, race hustlers were already banging....More
Feb 04, 2013

Will a third party move America’s politics beyond myopia?

After Washington, D.C., political observer Jim Wiesemeyer, of Informa Economics, finished his prepared remarks at the National Alliance of....More
Feb 03, 2013

Technology, human interaction build agriculture’s future

With the increasing use of cell phones, GPS units, and laptops in peoples’ hands today, one may ask whether our society will eventually forego human....More
Feb 01, 2013

Indian farmer suicides a case of misplaced GM blame7

The tragedy of Indian farmer suicides can be attributed to a complex host of factors, and consigning blame for the suicides to Monsanto and corporate....More
Jan 31, 2013

Organic production and the labor problem4

Organic farming is often touted as the one and only sustainable system for crop production, but do we really want to de-evolve technologically?....More
Jan 28, 2013

The fiscal cliff fallacy and the debt burden for our kids and grandkids

Each person's share of the U.S. national debt has topped $50,000 — and it's continually increasing....More
Jan 28, 2013

Depends outselling Pampers a sure sign of collapse

When your country wears more Depends than Pampers, economic disaster is sure to follow. In 2012, adult diapers outsold baby diapers in Japan. The....More
Jan 25, 2013

Californians must pull on the same oar to address water crisis2

As political leaders once again face the growing California water crisis head-on, the reactions to the latest idea to move water more efficiently....More
Jan 24, 2013

Slow resolution of USDA minority discrimination suit stokes fires of bitterness

Tired of waiting for resolution of Pigford II, the Memphis-based Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association has filed a petition for writ of....More
Jan 23, 2013

To the manor born: The Golden Age transformed to a self-service society1

Perhaps the oil rich in the Arab world, or noveau riche tycoons of China, India, Mexico and other countries where there is still a huge poor....More
Jan 23, 2013

Fire ants vs. Benadryl a battle of pain5

A fire ant attack is a moment of blind panic; an initial frozen blink of time when you realize you’re being swarmed by ant devils. Panic steps aside....More
Jan 22, 2013

Chalk one up for the Hudson family farm

Waterkeepers and its benefactors need to learn that filing frivolous lawsuits in an effort to bankrupt family farms can be a swift-running current....More
Jan 21, 2013

January freeze: agriculture’s worst enemy, best friend1

An old saying references ‘thick-skinned people,’ those who handle controversy fairly well and allow any criticism of their beliefs to....More
Jan 16, 2013

Consumer Reports arsenic alarm still having an impact5

The U.S. rice industry responded quickly to a Consumer Reports article on arsenic in rice, providing balance and accuracy to what was an ill-....More
Jan 10, 2013

Road to Damascus change for anti-GM apostle Mark Lynas6

In a shot heard round the GM world, Mark Lynas, a pioneer in the anti-GM movement, came out as a full-fledged advocate of GM crops and his reversal....More
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