Closer management required for ag economy's transition
The economy of the U.S. agriculture sector is in a transition phase following a 10-year period of wealth. Now, with global economies slipping, the agriculture sector is also slipping. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Vegan Noo Yawk? No way!
PETA tries to give The Big Apple a new moniker as ‘The Most Vegan-Friendly City.’ But as a former resident of the Upper West Side, I got one word for their award: ‘Fuhgedabouit!’ FULL STORY »
Changing tastes and attitudes about pork
Darren Warth has been busy with barbecue contests all summer and later this week he'll be competing in the "granddaddy of them all," the American Royal. He'll be defending his title as the reigning Grand Champion! FULL STORY »
Jolley: Five minutes with the mid-terms: What does ag really want
Big ag, little ag, hobby ag, cattle business, corn business: whatever it is that you do out on the farm, it's time to make up your mind about what you really want from your local, state and federal elected officials. FULL STORY »
U.S.-Japan trade talks hit new farm exports snag
U.S.-Japan trade talks hit a rough patch this week with both sides blaming the other for a stalemate over farm exports, a major hurdle in concluding an ambitious 12-nation trade pact. FULL STORY »
On the competition trail with Smokey D’s
Praise the Lard! Yes, that's the name of the BBQ Contest that Darren Warth of Smokey D's BBQ won last week. Hear about Darren's other contests this year, and what he has coming up this week. FULL STORY »
Sustainable agriculture: What’s it mean to you?
Sustainable [suh-stey-nuh-buh l] – we’ve all heard it. The buzzword has been making its rounds through the agriculture industry for quite some time now, taking on new meanings and interpretations by the day. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Epic fail...or is it?
After chuckling (or worse) at a truly awful video appeal from anti-meat activist Paul McCartney, it’s important to recognize the significance of the message he’s peddling to his supporters. FULL STORY »
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