Category Archives: Agriculture

Consider Tobacco–and nicotine.

Some things to know about the tobacco plant. It has become a research plant, with genetic modifications as the factor to consider.

Recently it was credited with producing the antibodies thought to assist in the battle with Ebola.

I lived in North Carolina in the country, and next to me was a tobacco farm–very good income for the farmer.

Crony capitalism, farmers,, politics

I write to amend and correct my misstatement about when farmers became crony capitalists. Yesterday I was thinking about the biofuel scam and Archer Daniels Midland lobbying for ethanol, but it’s much worse than that.

Continue reading

Rick Perry drinking Kool aid of the enviros again

I have been fighting with Texans who believe the enviro junk science and claims.

Sierra would be alarmed to find out that when the Texas Attorney General sued the EPA on air pollution regs a few years ago the petition spent a significant amount of space talking about how Texas had been cooperative with EPA plans, and NO SPACE AT ALL ARGUING THAT THE EPA IS USING JUNK SCIENCE TO PROMOTE ITS AIR POLLUTION REGS.

This essay by Sierra talks about why Perry should get a better advisor, like me.

I would work for nothing to get Republicans to stop being so stupid.

Remember GHW Bush the environmental president and all the enviro nonsense tolerated for 8 years of W and Republicans in Congressional control during most of those years?

Better results by eliminated the RFS?

The NRDC sues the EPA to save the Monarch butterfly.  Continue reading

Where’s the beef?

Claims of health and environmental effects from large animal confinement facilities mention “the data” but are short on providing the data.  Continue reading

Reports from our carbon dioxide expert Craig Idso

Craig Idso is a scholar in studies related to carbon dioxide, but also ocean acidification and agricultural effects of changes in climate.

Continue reading

Dr. Keith Dawson on the claim that wheat production would be harmed by warming

Well that assumes warming will occur, but Dr. Dawson has a special insight.

Continue reading