Award-Winning Cartoonist Joins AgWeb as Blogger
Leigh Rubin is a pro at making people laugh. His cartoon panel, known as Rubes appears in hundreds of news-papers—and now at www.AgWeb.com. "Rubes Cartoons—Tales from a Twisted Mind" is found in the Blogs section.
Originally self-syndicated, Rubes is now distributed by Creators Syndicate to more than 400 news-papers worldwide, including the Washington Times, the Sacramento Bee, the Houston Chronicle, the Orange County Register, the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Los Angeles Daily News.
You can also regularly find Rubes cartoons in American Traveler and United Express' SkyWest magazines.
Rubin may have also made you laugh in person, as he speaks at many agriculture events, including the 2007 World Dairy Expo. This year, he spoke at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Ariz., in January, and he is scheduled to speak at the World Ag Expo, which will be held Feb. 10 to 12 in Tulare, Calif.
Rubin published his first paperback collection of Rubes in 1988, and his books include the award-winning Wild Life of…series (Wild Life of Cows, Wild Life of Farm Animals, etc.).
Head on over to www.AgWeb.com to see what Rubin has up his sleeve for the day—and get ready to laugh.
Biotech Adoption Percentages
80% of all U.S. corn acres were planted with biotech varieties in 2008, a 7% jump from 2007
95% of all South Dakota corn acres were planted with biotech varieties in 2008
40% of all U.S. acres were planted with stacked gene varieties in 2008, a 12% boost from 2007
92% of all U.S. soybean acres were planted with biotech varieties in 2008, a 1% increase from 2007
97% of all Mississippi, Nebraska and South Dakota soybean acres were planted with biotech varieties in 2008
86% of all U.S. upland cotton acres were planted with biotech varieties in 2008, a 1% decline from 2007
99% of all Missouri upland cotton acres were planted with biotech varieties in 2008
What A Day!
Sink, Sank, Sunk
|The plan was to build a pond. From the looks of this, the pond might still get dug—but it will be done as the new crew of machines work to unearth this excavator that's not going anywhere by itself.
If you've had one of those days—or caught someone else's on film—we'd love to share it with our readers. E-mail high-resolution images to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail prints or slides to What a Day!, Farm Journal, P.O. Box 958, Mexico, MO 65265. Photos for publication will be selected on a first-come basis.
We Want to Hear From You
Have you overheard a good story at the coffee shop lately? Or maybe you were the one doing the telling and you'd like to share. We're looking for good stories to feature on the Tailgate Talk page. If you have a lineup of Stat Rack numbers or pictures that scream "What a Day!" we'd welcome them as well. E-mail your stories, stats and pictures to email@example.com or mail them to Farm Journal, P.O. Box 958, Mexico, MO 65265.
- February 2009