Agriculture

When Will Climate Scientists Say They Were Wrong?

Day after day, year after year, the hole that climate scientists have buried themselves in gets deeper and deeper. The longer that they wait to admit their overheated forecasts were wrong, the more they are going to harm all of science.

Patrick J. Michaels
August 1, 2015
Agriculture

Untapped Potential in Oklahoma High-Value Crops

Oklahoma still has a very large agricultural sector that continues to provide a substantial contribution to the state’s fiscal diversification and stability.

Steve Anderson
July 1, 2015
Agriculture

From Farm to Fork: Government Policies Distort Food and Agricultural Markets

Whatever the merits of farm subsidies and food stamps, these federal programs have economic consequences that distort food prices, create inefficiencies, drive up taxes, and create winners and losers. There may be other countervailing reasons why one might support such policies, but we ought to at least understand the economic consequences that food and farm create.

Jayson Lusk
June 4, 2015
Agriculture

From Farm to Fork: Government Policies Distort Food and Agricultural Markets

Whatever the merits of farm subsidies and food stamps, these federal programs have economic consequences that distort food prices, create inefficiencies, drive up taxes, and create winners and losers. There may be other countervailing reasons why one might support such policies, but we ought to at least understand the economic consequences that food and farm create.

Jayson Lusk
June 1, 2015
Agriculture

Golden Rice and the Growing Battle over GMOs

The battle over GMOs is far from over and the future of golden rice remains uncertain. Rather than relying on biased papers and pontifications that only contain a kernel of truth, the United States would be wise to take the time to have a more robust exploration of the health and safety realities related to GMOs if it is to avoid serious trade, economic, and humanitarian consequences in the future.

April 28, 2015
Budget & Tax, Agriculture

Unleashing Rural Opportunity in Oklahoma

In the long term, to maximize the economic-development impact of the ROZ and to establish the north-south corridor of processors, Oklahoma should continue to pursue a methodical, responsible phase-out of its income tax.

Steve Anderson
April 8, 2015
Agriculture

Who Should Decide What’s for Lunch?

“Mystery mush entrees, mystery mush desserts, and a solitary roll next to a mound of canned corn — teens are tweeting photos of these unappetizing school lunches under the hashtag #thanksmichelleobama,” USA Today reported last month.

Jayson Lusk
December 17, 2014