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Annual Delta Rice Tasting Luncheon Sept. 16
26th annual Delta Rice Tasting Luncheon will be Sept. 16, 2016, at Delta State University’s Walter Sillers Coliseum in Cleveland, Miss., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
O.A. Cleveland to provide update on Ag Market Network
O.A. Cleveland, professor emeritus at Mississippi State University, will be the guest speaker for the next Ag Market Network Teleconference at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15.
EPA cancels Belt registration; existing stocks can be sold
An EPA appeals board has upheld an earlier decision to cancel registration for Bayer’s insecticide Belt (flubendiamide).
cotton gin stand
Don’t miss cotton ginning assistance deadline
Cotton farmers have until Aug. 5 to take advantage of the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program.
Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
Educational opportunities at Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
“Educational opportunities abound at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show,” says Tim Price, show manager. The Southern Cotton Ginners sponsors the event with Delta Farm Press as co-sponsor.
2016 Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference Feb. 17-19
2016 Louisiana Agricultural Consultants’ Association Annual Meeting, the Agricultural Technology and Management Conference, will be Feb. 17-19 in Marksville, La.
Louisiana's Ag Expo - Jan. 15-16 in Monroe
Louisiana’s Ag Expo 2016 is scheduled for Jan. 15-16 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities making positive impact in Mid-South
Thanks to the participation of farmers from across the country, more than 7,000 nonprofit organizations have received donations through Grow Communities in the past five years.” -- Deborah Patterson, Monsanto Fund president.
ARC, PLC program enrollment: June 17-Sept. 30
Eligible producers can now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17 and will end Sept. 30.
Rail cars at grain elevator
Rules sought for challenging unreasonable freight rates
National Grain and Feed Association leaders are urging the federal Surface Transportation Board to issue a proposed rulemaking to establish a new process that agricultural commodity shippers could use to challenge freight rates they believe are unreasonable or unlawful under the Staggers Rail Act of 1980.
Polypipe crop irrigation
Pipe Planner video takes guesswork out of furrow-irrigation efficiency
The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board partnered with Delta Plastics to create a how-to video that helps farmers take the guesswork out of furrow irrigation by demonstrating how to use Pipe Planner.
National Rice Month scholarships expanded
Dow AgroSciences is expanding the USA Rice Federation National Rice Month Scholarship Program from students in U.S.- rice-producing counties to students in all U.S. rice-producing states.
Update on U.S. and world rice market scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday
University of Arkansas Food and Agriculture Webinar Series to feature presentation by Dr. Nathan Childs on the 2015-16 U.S. and Global Rice Outlook.
Lacassine facility shipping IP rice to Mexico
Export customers are asking for identity preserved rice from coastal growers and a new rail facility in Lacassine, La., is helping fill that demand.
Sugarcane aphids on grain sorghum
Sugarcane aphid - Transform approved for grain sorghum in two more states
EPA has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in Mississippi and Louisiana for the application of Transform WG insecticide for control of sugarcane aphids in sorghum.
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