Featured http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5409/more en Eating GMO pickles will not turn any body part bald http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/eating-gmo-pickles-will-not-turn-any-body-part-bald <div class="node-body blog-body">"GMO pickle claim leaves you scratching your head" blog was a joke! </div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/eating-gmo-pickles-will-not-turn-any-body-part-bald" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/eating-gmo-pickles-will-not-turn-any-body-part-bald#comments Management Featured Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Farm Press Blog Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 125371 at http://westernfarmpress.com Crop insurance is good investment; claims of abuse overstated http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/crop-insurance-good-investment-claims-abuse-overstated <div class="node-body blog-body">Crop insurance subsidies offer sound investment for America’s security.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/crop-insurance-good-investment-claims-abuse-overstated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/crop-insurance-good-investment-claims-abuse-overstated#comments Legislative Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:21:00 +0000 121961 at http://westernfarmpress.com Defending agriculture: five major trends that pose a threat to American farming http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/defending-agriculture-five-major-trends-pose-threat-american-farming <div class="node-body blog-body">Environmental activists have one goal, says Washington attorney Gary Baise: putting agriculture out of business.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/defending-agriculture-five-major-trends-pose-threat-american-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/defending-agriculture-five-major-trends-pose-threat-american-farming#comments Legislative Columnists Environmental groups Regulations State Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:01:00 +0000 119561 at http://westernfarmpress.com National debt not greatest challenge facing the country http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/national-debt-not-greatest-challenge-facing-country <div class="node-body blog-body">We survived. We avoided that fiscal cliff, which was considerably steeper and significantly more hazardous than what we face today, and emerged—slowly, perhaps—into what we believe to be the leading nation of the free world. </div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/national-debt-not-greatest-challenge-facing-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/national-debt-not-greatest-challenge-facing-country#comments Legislative Blog Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:48:00 +0000 118221 at http://westernfarmpress.com To the manor born: The Golden Age transformed to a self-service society http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/manor-born-golden-age-transformed-self-service-society <div class="node-body blog-body">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 population, have servants on a grand scale.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/manor-born-golden-age-transformed-self-service-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/manor-born-golden-age-transformed-self-service-society#comments Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:04:00 +0000 118041 at http://westernfarmpress.com Rodent revenge is repulsive http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/rodent-revenge-repulsive <div class="node-body blog-body">The first time I heard what sounded like scurrying feet on the roof above our bedroom I thought: “Those pesky squirrels are scarfing up acorns off my shingles.” The second time, I thought: “Hmmm, squirrels don’t usually scarf up acorns at night, must be tree branches brushing against the house.” Then my son offered this observation: “Dad, I just saw a rat in the attic </div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/rodent-revenge-repulsive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/rodent-revenge-repulsive#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:45:00 +0000 116211 at http://westernfarmpress.com Jeff Fowle: Getting ag’s message heard first requires listening http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/jeff-fowle-getting-ag-s-message-heard-first-requires-listening <div class="node-body blog-body">Agriculture needs to stop using old methods of communicating with the non-farm community, says Jeff Fowle.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/jeff-fowle-getting-ag-s-message-heard-first-requires-listening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/jeff-fowle-getting-ag-s-message-heard-first-requires-listening#comments Agenda Columnists State Farm Press Blog Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:46:00 +0000 116171 at http://westernfarmpress.com GMO scare is a lot of hype with little substance http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/gmo-scare-lot-hype-little-substance <div class="node-body blog-body">Several years ago I received a news release, just before Thanksgiving, urging folks to abstain from turkey at their holiday feast and to substitute “tofurkey” instead. Tofurky is a concoction of soy and a bunch of other stuff (spices and what not) that apparently adds flavor to the meat substitute.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/gmo-scare-lot-hype-little-substance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/gmo-scare-lot-hype-little-substance#comments Management Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:15:00 +0000 114001 at http://westernfarmpress.com World without Ding Dongs is a sad day http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-ding-dongs-sad-day <div class="node-body blog-body">When I heard the news, I summoned my wife. “Jump in the pickup, Momma. We’re gonna to make the rounds of all the grocery stores in town and pile the bed high with the last of this world’s Ding Dongs. On second thought, go find a reefer trailer. We can park it in the driveway and plug it in.”</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-ding-dongs-sad-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/world-without-ding-dongs-sad-day#comments Agenda Featured Farm Press Blog Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:14:00 +0000 113161 at http://westernfarmpress.com 'Nice Rides in Ag' emerges from Old Yeller commentary http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/nice-rides-ag-emerges-old-yeller-commentary <div class="node-body blog-body">A few weeks back I wrote about my trip in Old Yeller to the Good Guys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, Calif. What a response? I knew there were gearheads in ag. I have been into many shops with a hot rod or some old car in the corner of the shed. I just figured there were more antique farm equipment buffs than gearheads.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/nice-rides-ag-emerges-old-yeller-commentary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/nice-rides-ag-emerges-old-yeller-commentary#comments Equipment Management Awards Equipment & Supplies Farm Press Blog Sun, 11 Nov 2012 23:06:00 +0000 112841 at http://westernfarmpress.com