Farming and Your Freedom

Nothing is as permanent as change, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is finding that to be the case where its tried and true Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is concerned. The new sign-up for CRP ended April 6 and it faces a differing focus from the program initiated by the Reagan Administration some 25 […]

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The Osama bin Laden of weeds is on its way to a field near you. Called Palmer amaranth, the vicious weed has been the scourge of the southland for many years, and with climes up north warming up these days, it will soon be at least a mini-scourge in the Upper Midwest. Agri-View Crop News […]

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Is Bt corn in trouble? Some indications are that it is; that insects are infiltrating genetically engineered corn’s defenses. That has enormous implications for farmers using Bt corn seed, and for the U.S. food supply. Andrea Parrish, writing on www.newsytype.com, said recently that less than two decades after planting of gentically modified organisms (GMO) commenced, […]

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With all of its ups and downs, how has agriculture forged such an important place in the American economy over time? Actually, according to the U.S. Department of State, agriculture, from the nation’s earliest days, had held a crucial place in the economy. Farming, of course, has played an important role in any society, but […]

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