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Students looking to expand job prospects should turn to ag
Students looking to expand job prospects should turn to ag
A new report from the USDA shows that the U.S. is producing more jobs in agriculture each year than graduates to fill them. In the report we see a solution to the brain drain experienced for years by rural America.

Featured Stories

Extension transforms itself for the 21st century
Extension services across the nation are developing a new and useful high-tech model for serving farmers and ranchers.
An overlooked strategy to obtain water
An overlooked strategy to obtain water
Farmers need to borrow a page from the environmentalists' playbook and develop their political clout.
No thanks to cameras for rural police
Body cameras are unneeded for rural police officers.
Let’s discuss water honestly
Let’s discuss water honestly
Californians need to discuss water use but it needs to be done in a manner that includes facts, not finger-pointing.
Advancing county payments not a simple job
Advancing county payments not a simple job
The federal government can, and must, meet its responsibility within its budget.
Telling ag’s story up-close and personal
Telling ag’s story up-close and personal
While blogs are part of the Wild West of online communications, personal interaction between the public and farmers and ranchers will build better understanding of agriculture and the issues that surround it.
Agriculture, technology offer huge economic potential
Idaho officials want to make the state the "Silicon Valley" of ag technology. It's a good idea, not just for Idaho, but for the entire region.

Columns

Genetically engineered right-to-know act unneeded
Alisha Shurr, a senior in agricultural communications and journalism at Kansas State University, grew up on a small farm in Central Point, Ore. She...
An overlooked strategy to obtain water
Farmers need to borrow a page from the environmentalists' playbook and develop their political clout.
Let’s discuss water honestly
Advancing county payments not a simple job

Editorials

Do the public’s business in public, every time
If a group is doing the public's business and spending the public's money, its meetings must be held in public.
Ranchers can’t wait for ‘thousands’ of wolves
Oregon ranchers can't wait until there are thousands of wolves preying on sheep and cattle before the rules of engagement change.
Extension transforms itself for the 21st century
Telling ag’s story up-close and personal

Letters

No thanks to cameras for rural police
Body cameras are unneeded for rural police officers.