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An Illinois Farmer Adds His Voice in a Message to EPA: Ditch the Rule

A comedian once asked why we drive on parkways and park on driveways. Let me tell you about another semantic mystery: waterways. They aren’t always what they seem either—and yet they’re at the center of a new push by federal regulators to gain more control over farmland and other pieces of private property. The confusion […]

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An Illinois Farmer Adds His Voice in a Message to EPA: Ditch the Rule

A comedian once asked why we drive on parkways and park on driveways. Let me tell you about another semantic mystery: waterways. They aren’t always what they seem either—and yet they’re at the center of a new push by federal regulators to gain more control over farmland and other pieces of private property. The confusion […]

A road leads deep into a  Kansas cornfield in late July.

Science Lesson Learned: Science is in almost every mouthful of food we eat

Science class in high school hasn’t taught me much about farming, but working on my father’s farm has taught me a lot about science. I’m receiving my formal education at St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, New Jersey, where I’m just now starting the 10th grade and playing offensive line on the JV football team. […]

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TPP Negotiators Make Progress, But It’s Not a Done Deal

As a 10-day meeting of chief negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement in Hanoi, Vietnam, wound down, the outcome was about as expected.  Options were narrowed, outstanding issues were further clarified and draft texts were prepared based on the options, but no breakthroughs were achieved that would drive the talks to conclusion.  […]

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