Sunday, February 26, 2017

In the transition from farm boy to student to journalist, I skated and stumbled through several academic departments at the Big U. For example,...

On the sunny, first Sunday of October, Willie Nelson, 76; Neil Young, 63; John Mellencamp, three days shy of 58, and Dave Matthews, 42,...

The distant hickory trees sport golden crowns and the neighbor's white oak has begun to flash hints of scarlet when the wind rustles its...

The two, almost-funny moments in The Informant!, Hollywood's comedic treatment of the deadly serious, 1995 price fixing scandal at Archer Daniels Midland, failed to...

If pushed to guess, I suspect that few of the lengthy, laudatory obituaries published the week after his Sept. 12 death would have pleased...

As many Eastern Cornbelt farmers nervously estimate just how many frost-free days (weeks?) they'll yet need to bin an almost certain to-be-late harvest, it's...

If mega-biz is to be believed, the new antitrust chief in the Obama Department of Justice, Christine A. Varney, is really a hurricane whose...

In the long, expensive battle fought by U.S. farmers to make corn-based ethanol the premier alternative fuel in America, few Washington influence peddlers fought...

Who is J. Dudley Butler and why are meatpackers and their allies saying nasty things about the courtly, 61-year-old from Yazoo County, Miss.? The...

A morning thunderstorm ripped through my rural farmette recently and in its wake I found a front yard peppered with green walnuts, a sky...
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