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Suggestions to reduce spray drift

Before spraying your crop, consider these 10 pointers to help reduce particle spray drift. The importance of keeping crop protectant applications on target continues to be at the forefront of growers’ minds as well as people neighboring the farms.


Policy Pennings: China imports to meet soybean needs but produces its own corn, wheat and rice

With a population of 1.3 billion and counting and a small agricultural area relative to its large population, China is repeatedly the hope for an export-led prosperity for grain and oilseed farmers in the major agricultural exporting nations. Early in the twentieth century, as the US was suffering from a long-period of low cotton prices, it was suggested that if every person in China were to lengthen the shirt they wear by just an inch, the US cotton surplus would disappear and cotton would once again be profitable. It did not happen and low prices continued to plague cotton-belt farmers.


Murphy: The late great estate tax?

From all available data, there seems to be no compelling reason — other than the billions in savings that the ultra-rich would pocket — for repealing a tax that affects very few Americans.


American farmers as peasants – really?

In his recent declaration of war on my farm and thousands like it, and yes, those were his words, The New York Times recipe-trader-in-chief and food columnist Mark Bittman contrasted the kind of “industrial” agriculture practiced in the U.S. with peasant agriculture in the rest of the world, and found the kind of farming we do wanting.


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