Farm Press Blog The Farm Press Daily Blog en Organic growers report higher sales, low market penetration <div class="node-body blog-body">"Organic" producers continue to make inroads in commercial agriculture, but proponents admit it still only makes up 5 percent of total food sales.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Fri, 27 May 2016 13:16:00 +0000 136141 at The last dairyman: John McReynolds retires after 50 years <div class="node-body blog-body">He was the last private dairyman in a county once known as the Dairy Capitol of the South, but early this month John T. McReynolds sold his herd and retired.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 May 2016 14:30:00 +0000 136021 at Ownership of ag data still not a legally-established principle <div class="node-body blog-body">"The reality is that ‘ownership’ is a legal principle that must be recognized by courts or a law — and that has not happened yet in the United States for ag data.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Agriculture Technology Columnists Electronics and digital equipment Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 135761 at Ag sector downturn to last how long? <div class="node-body blog-body">“The start of the current environment really began in 2014. When prices fall as hard as they have and expenses don’t fall at the same rate, it sends you from an extremely good profit scenario to a very bad scenario.” -- Greg Cole, CEO of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Government Management Finance Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 May 2016 14:19:00 +0000 135331 at Reality check needed for non-farm residents? <div class="node-body blog-body">Weed Science Society of America herbicide elimination estimates lead to questions about perceptions of environmentla activist groups.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Corn Government Farm Press Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 14:17:00 +0000 135431 at Government overreach: Climate change and free speech <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s rather ham-handed, in a country that pays at least lip service to freedom of speech, that our government would consider using the law to suppress dissent.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government Weather Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 13:25:00 +0000 135181 at <p><em><strong>Flooding events are predicted to be more frequent and more severe with a changing climate.&mdash;Getty Images/Rusty Russell</strong></em></p> Chrysanthemums running amok: The joys (?) of gardening <div class="node-body blog-body">To walk into a garden center at this time of year is akin to proffering cocaine to a drug addict: everywhere beautiful blooms, intriguing plants, just waiting to be taken home.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:30:00 +0000 135001 at <p><em><strong>Ere long that nice clump of chrysanthemums has become chrysanthemums run amok.</strong></em></p> EWG’s Dirty Dozen attracting fewer rave reviews among media outlets <div class="node-body blog-body">Alliance for Food and Farming says Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables is drawing less media attention.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Markets Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:05:00 +0000 134881 at For 115 days this year we’ve been working to pay taxes <div class="node-body blog-body">Americans will collectively pay more for taxes this year than for food, clothing, and housing combined, according to the Tax Foundation.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government Columnists Finance Farm Press Blog Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:30:00 +0000 134781 at <p>Americans work the most days to pay federal, state, and local individual income taxes &mdash; 46 days.&mdash;Getty Images/Scott Olson</p> 'Sustainability' authors show little understanding of real farm work <div class="node-body blog-body">Authors of "Sustainable" cotton report appear to have little, if any, understanding of the real nature of hard labor on pre-1960s farms.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Government Farm Press Blog Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:38:00 +0000 134731 at