NEWS
Harrington's Sort and Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Sep 21, 2012 04:39 PM CDT

Clearly, "greed" is no 4-letter word -- especially when it comes to the efficiency of relatively free markets.

Pope Gregory didn't do this volatile but important engine of production any favors in the 6th century when he placed it on his checklist of seven deadly sins. Talk about a major bummer for early pioneers of capitalism.

But you can't hold a good idea down for long.

It wasn't long before a system of indulgences transformed greed from naughty to forgivable to darn right saintly. And once the entrepreneurs of Protestantism successfully fused it with a righteous work ethic, the devil ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
Black Eyes
Tyson Wins Hillshire Battle
Brazilians' Meat Ambitions
Hillshire Plans Talks
Poultry Industry Roaring Back
Tyson Offers $6.1B for Hillshire Brands
Pilgrim's Seeks to Buy Hillshire
Meat Prices Rising in Canada