Bug Battles And The Science Of Land Stewardship

It’s estimated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that a whopping 34 percent of the average farmer’s production cost comes from controlling agricultural pests. Thankfully, this state we’re in is one of eleven with a special laboratory dedicated to helping farmers and conservation land managers find ways to control pests without using prohibitively costly chemicals that sometimes persist and pollute our soil and water.

Trudi’s Corner: Post-Independence Day Reflections

Well, we’ve just experienced another “Glorious Fourth of July.” There were so many wonderful parades and the display of our “grand old flag” and the recognition of what the day commemorates. Sad to say, I noticed that here were no flags flying in front of residences in areas I passed when going to visit someone. Yes, I had one out and I hope that anyone who came my way saw it.

Alzheimer’s Association President Thanks Christie

On behalf of the 350,000 New Jersey individuals and families coping with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, I would like to thank Governor Chris Christie, who on June 22, 2011 signed legislation intended to help New Jersey address the long-term needs of its individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s by creating a 15-member Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission.

Time For A Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

July 16 marks the 66th anniversary of the first nuclear weapons test explosion. The United States’ test, code-named “Trinity,” was exploded in the desert of New Mexico and ignited the nuclear age. The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9 were followed by some 2,050 nuclear tests worldwide, with over half (1030) conducted by the United States.

A Way Back To Prosperity

The current depression is the worst in over seventy years. It is a man-made disaster, unlike an earthquake, hurricane, or tornado. It originated in the abolition of the New Deal laws over the last three decades (like the Glass-Steagal Act, etc.). The correct action is to resurrect these New Deal laws with the following policy changes.