Farm Press Blog The Farm Press Daily Blog en Mainstream media begin to note folly of anti-GMO hype <div class="node-body blog-body">While anti-GMO groups continue their fear-mongering tactics to keep contributions rolling in, many mainstream media are pointing to the absurdity of the whole thing. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monsanto Agriculture Technology Crops BT (Bio Technology, Bacillus Thuringiensis, other?) Columnists Pesticides Farm Press Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:45:00 +0000 139221 at <p><em><strong>&ldquo;Other than it somehow involves DNA, surveys how most people have little idea what is a genetically modified organism.&rdquo;&mdash;Getty Images/Steve Eason&nbsp;</strong></em></p> ‘Farmers are having a wonderful year financially’ <div class="node-body blog-body">Heritage Foundation special report, which is receiving much criticism from farm groups, appears to be divorced from reality of commercial farming.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:23:00 +0000 139181 at For ag technology: ‘Let science and facts guide you’ <div class="node-body blog-body">Much of the public opposition to genetic engineering of seeds and crops, David Friedberg says, is because most people just don’t understand the science</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Technology Crops BT (Bio Technology, Bacillus Thuringiensis, other?) Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:30:00 +0000 139031 at <p><em><strong>Over the past five to seven years, equipment, operations, and processes have increasingly become digitized.</strong></em></p> USDA inspections send another shipment of Asian fish packing <div class="node-body blog-body">The August rejection was only the latest in a string of rejections since the USDA took over inspections from the FDA in April. Compared to the FDA program, which found problems and turned away only a minute amount of foreign seafood over years, the USDA’s efforts have been a massive success.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Government Management Livestock Plant and Animal Health Import and Export Farm Press Blog Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:14:00 +0000 139011 at In just a few years, agriculture has become No. 1 user of UAVs <div class="node-body blog-body">Agriculture is now the No. 1 user of UAVs — just another step for a sector that is becoming increasingly data-driven.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Technology Columnists Electronics and digital equipment Farm Press Blog Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000 138871 at <p><strong><em><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="UAVs">UAVs</span>&nbsp;are revolutionizing agriculture in six areas: soil and field analysis; planting; crop spraying; crop monitoring; irrigation; and crop health assessment.</em></strong></p> What happens to H-2A workers if wall gets built? <div class="node-body blog-body">Political promises may cause labor headaches for farmers who already have enough problems without adding to their load.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Government Management Farm Press Blog Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:57:00 +0000 138831 at Supermarket hype: Paying more for negligible differences <div class="node-body blog-body">From a nutrition standpoint, test after test has shown no appreciable difference between non-organic and organic. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Miscellaneous Columnists Marketing and Promotion Peaches Tomatoes Farm Press Blog Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:20:00 +0000 138701 at <p><em><strong>Any difference in quality/nutrition between organic and conventionally-grown foods may be more P.R. hype than reality.</strong></em>&mdash;Getty Images/Justin Sullivan</p> Louisiana flood disasters leading many to question why? <div class="node-body blog-body">Damaging levels of flooding in Louisiana for the second time this year are resulting in questions about what's happening with weather patterns.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Government Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:17:00 +0000 138401 at Reason for Reform taking another crack at labor, immigration <div class="node-body blog-body">We’re coming to a point where the American people are going to have to make up their mind. Do we want to import food or import labor? I think people want their food grown here.” -- Zippy Duvall, AFBF president. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Business Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:08:00 +0000 138211 at Remembering: Voices of reason who made a difference <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the few things certain, we are told, is change, but it may be years or decades later that we fully appreciate those who were a part of that change.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:27:00 +0000 138331 at