Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en A change in global warming perspective? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/change-global-warming-perspective <div class="node-body blog-body">Could action on climate change do more harm than good?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/change-global-warming-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/change-global-warming-perspective#comments Government Management Weather Environmental groups Regulations Renewable Farm Press Blog Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:51:00 +0000 114061 at http://deltafarmpress.com Fun on the farm: It’s easier to bury tradition than a child http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/fun-farm-it-s-easier-bury-tradition-child <div class="node-body blog-body">Once every 3.5 days — that’s the dismaying statistic of how often a child in the U.S. dies from injuries on the farm. And the most common element in those deaths is a tractor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/fun-farm-it-s-easier-bury-tradition-child" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/fun-farm-it-s-easier-bury-tradition-child#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:53:00 +0000 114181 at http://deltafarmpress.com Anti-pesticide looneys and conspiracy theorists http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/anti-pesticide-looneys-and-conspiracy-theorists <div class="node-body blog-body">We hear a lot of negative things about pesticides, but we really don't want to be without them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/anti-pesticide-looneys-and-conspiracy-theorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/anti-pesticide-looneys-and-conspiracy-theorists#comments Management Pesticides Farm Press Blog Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:28:00 +0000 113981 at http://deltafarmpress.com Climate change: For two centuries a lot of debate, not much action http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/climate-change-two-centuries-lot-debate-not-much-action <div class="node-body blog-body">“The science community has been thinking about climate change due to increased carbon dioxide levels as far back as 1827,” says Richard Carson, University of California, San Diego, who spoke at his alma mater, Mississippi State University.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/climate-change-two-centuries-lot-debate-not-much-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/climate-change-two-centuries-lot-debate-not-much-action#comments Government Miscellaneous Crops Crops Forecasting Farm Press Blog Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:47:00 +0000 113961 at http://deltafarmpress.com Abundance of oil and gas: A damper on biofuels? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/abundance-oil-and-gas-damper-biofuels <div class="node-body blog-body">In a country that still is mostly petroleum-dependent, the newfound abundance of oil and gas and the government’s potential reneging on the RFS mandate, may bode hard times for the nascent renewable fuels sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/abundance-oil-and-gas-damper-biofuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/abundance-oil-and-gas-damper-biofuels#comments Government Miscellaneous Cellulosic ethanol Columnists Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:37:00 +0000 113711 at http://deltafarmpress.com World celebrates family farms in 2014 http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/world-celebrates-family-farms-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">Declaring 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming was a great idea, but missing an important factor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/world-celebrates-family-farms-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/world-celebrates-family-farms-2014#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Management Management Farm Press Blog Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:46:00 +0000 113451 at http://deltafarmpress.com Borlaug statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/borlaug-statue-unveiled-us-capitol <div class="node-body blog-body">New statue in U.S. Capitol honors Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution. Borlaug's experiences in the Depression probably had a profound impact on his career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/borlaug-statue-unveiled-us-capitol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/borlaug-statue-unveiled-us-capitol#comments Wheat Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:07:00 +0000 113521 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>THE DR. NORMAN E. BORLAUG statue was unveiled in the National Statuary Hall at the U. S. Capitol on March 25, 2014. In attendance, from left, Mr. Bill Borlaug (son of Dr. Borlaug), Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate Harry Reid. (USDA photo by Lance Cheung).</em></p> U.S. crop subsidies a fraction of what some countries pay http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/us-crop-subsidies-fraction-what-some-countries-pay <div class="node-body blog-body">Think the United States pays out big ag subsidies? Take a look at these countries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/us-crop-subsidies-fraction-what-some-countries-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/us-crop-subsidies-fraction-what-some-countries-pay#comments Government 2012 Farm Bill Trade Farm Press Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:59:00 +0000 113311 at http://deltafarmpress.com ‘Phenomenal’ yields and quality are bright spots in Mid-South cotton picture http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/phenomenal-yields-and-quality-are-bright-spots-mid-south-cotton-picture <div class="node-body blog-body">“A really bright spot” in Mid-South cotton production “is the significant increase in pounds-per-acre productivity over the last eight to 10 years, says Tommy Valco, USDA/ARS cotton technology transfer and education coordinator at the Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center at Stoneville, Miss. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/phenomenal-yields-and-quality-are-bright-spots-mid-south-cotton-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/phenomenal-yields-and-quality-are-bright-spots-mid-south-cotton-picture#comments Cotton Markets Management Equipment Practices and Systems Cotton Crops Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:58:00 +0000 113461 at http://deltafarmpress.com The Gin Show — A continually evolving event http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/gin-show-continually-evolving-event <div class="node-body blog-body">Originally primarily a cotton-oriented show, and still more familiarly known to everyone as “The Gin Show,” the event now encompasses all Mid-South crops, giving producers an up close and personal look at what’s new as they head into another season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/gin-show-continually-evolving-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/gin-show-continually-evolving-event#comments Cotton Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists Cotton Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:06:00 +0000 113241 at http://deltafarmpress.com