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How to Help Oklahoma’s Rural Hospitals

October 28, 2015 - 11:49am CDT

This article is the fifth in a multi-part series on “Reviving Rural Oklahoma.” Those who regularly monitor rural America know that one of the surest signs of a town or city about to enter the slide to near-ghost-town status is the loss of their school and/or their hospital. The loss of either one m... READ MORE

What Oklahoma’s Political Leaders Can Learn from the Chickasaws

September 17, 2015 - 2:51pm CDT

In the previous article in this series, which appeared last month in these pages, we discussed some existing programs which could provide a reliable market for Oklahoma high-value-crop growers, produce better health outcomes for welfare recipients, and substantially reduce fraud in public assistan... READ MORE

Win-Win Solutions for Oklahoma Farmers and Needy Children

September 1, 2015 - 11:58am CDT

This article is the third in a multi-part series on “Reviving Rural Oklahoma.” --Editor In the previous article in this series, which appeared in these pages in July, I discussed the untapped potential in Oklahoma high-value crops. But agricultural producers will only take the plunge into high-val... READ MORE

When Will Climate Scientists Say They Were Wrong?

August 1, 2015 - 12:23pm CDT

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. The story is told in a simple graph, the same one that Univer... READ MORE

Untapped Potential in Oklahoma High-Value Crops

July 1, 2015 - 11:46am CDT

This article is the second in a multi-part series on “Reviving Rural Oklahoma.” —Editor The recent success stories of biotechnology, the boom in oil production through fracking, and the ongoing growth in the major urban areas have created an illusion for some that Oklahoma is no longer an agricul... READ MORE

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

June 4, 2015 - 11:30am CDT

Last year Congress passed a new farm bill (officially called the Agricultural Act of 2014). Debate over the bill was particularly contentious, and two of the primary points of conflict had to do with the size of the food-stamp program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) and the move... READ MORE

Golden Rice and the Growing Battle over GMOs

April 28, 2015 - 11:40am CDT

According to the World Health Organization, Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) “is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections.” More than half a million children under the age of five die each year from VAD. The medical solution ... READ MORE

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