Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed en There’s no such thing as a free lunch or free road and bridge repairs http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. farmers are losing their transportation advantage over competitors like Brazil while roads and bridges crumble for lack of investment. </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/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs#comments Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:02:00 +0000 128151 at http://deltafarmpress.com Kicking the can, again, down ever-so-crumbling highways http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways <div class="node-body blog-body">As paving season melts away like an ice cube in the August sun, highwaysare in horrible condition and getting worse by the day.</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/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways#comments Government Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:10:00 +0000 128081 at http://deltafarmpress.com Elections of yore: promises galore and surreptitious swigs of illegal liquids http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/elections-yore-promises-galore-and-surreptitious-swigs-illegal-liquids <div class="node-body blog-body">Yesteryear elections for public offices were light years removed from today’s voting, when everything is over and done by the 10 p.m. newscasts. </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/elections-yore-promises-galore-and-surreptitious-swigs-illegal-liquids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/elections-yore-promises-galore-and-surreptitious-swigs-illegal-liquids#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:15:00 +0000 127951 at http://deltafarmpress.com Feed the world? Many consumers don’t see it the way farmers do http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/feed-world-many-consumers-don-t-see-it-way-farmers-do <div class="node-body blog-body">Surveys by the Center for Food Integrity show American consumers rank feeding the rest of the world dead last on their top 10 list of food concerns. </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/feed-world-many-consumers-don-t-see-it-way-farmers-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/feed-world-many-consumers-don-t-see-it-way-farmers-do#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Import and Export State Farm Press Blog Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:40:00 +0000 127781 at http://deltafarmpress.com Food terror, needles, nails, and the Batman http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/food-terror-needles-nails-and-batman <div class="node-body blog-body">The sabotage has actually been going on for a while. The first needles were discovered last October. The farm where the potatoes were produced halted production until several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of metal detectors were installed. </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/food-terror-needles-nails-and-batman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/food-terror-needles-nails-and-batman#comments Markets Management Farm Press Blog Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:39:00 +0000 127561 at http://deltafarmpress.com When China’s economy hiccups, world economies get the jitters http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/when-china-s-economy-hiccups-world-economies-get-jitters <div class="node-body blog-body">“What happens in China moves through all the world’s major economies," says cotton analyst O.A. Cleveland, Jr. "A setback in that economy makes the situation in Greece look small potatoes."</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/when-china-s-economy-hiccups-world-economies-get-jitters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/when-china-s-economy-hiccups-world-economies-get-jitters#comments Cotton Markets Government Columnists Cotton Import and Export Farm Press Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:05:00 +0000 127611 at http://deltafarmpress.com The rain in the South falls mainly where it feels like it http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/rain-south-falls-mainly-where-it-feels-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Rains in mid-July pushed the drought a little farther away for the Mid-South, but the crops -- and growers -- still have a long way to go in 2015.</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/rain-south-falls-mainly-where-it-feels-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/rain-south-falls-mainly-where-it-feels-it#comments Management Irrigation Technology Farm Press Blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:24:00 +0000 127501 at http://deltafarmpress.com Hate your job? The robot that replaces you couldn’t care less http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hate-your-job-robot-replaces-you-couldn-t-care-less <div class="node-body blog-body">As technology becomes ever more sophisticated, the trend escalates: fewer and fewer people are needed to do many of today’s jobs. </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/hate-your-job-robot-replaces-you-couldn-t-care-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hate-your-job-robot-replaces-you-couldn-t-care-less#comments Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Columnists Electronics and digital equipment Farm Press Blog Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000 127201 at http://deltafarmpress.com Is that fancy tractor really yours? Well, maybe, kinda, sorta http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/fancy-tractor-really-yours-well-maybe-kinda-sorta <div class="node-body blog-body">The U.S. Copyright Office is expected to issue a ruling this month clarifying what you can or can’t do with things you buy that are operated by software, including your fancy new 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/fancy-tractor-really-yours-well-maybe-kinda-sorta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/fancy-tractor-really-yours-well-maybe-kinda-sorta#comments Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists John Deere Farm Press Blog Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:50:00 +0000 126991 at http://deltafarmpress.com Pick your poison wisely, especially on the Internet http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/pick-your-poison-wisely-especially-internet <div class="node-body blog-body">You can't make this stuff up -- most people get too much of their information from webistes with an agenda.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/pick-your-poison-wisely-especially-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/pick-your-poison-wisely-especially-internet#comments Cotton Weed Control Farm Press Blog Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:18:00 +0000 126901 at http://deltafarmpress.com A frozen Garden of Eden: Cary Fowler, consummate seed saver http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/frozen-garden-eden-cary-fowler-consummate-seed-saver <div class="node-body blog-body">Memphis, Tenn. native Cary Fowler is on a mission to preserve world crop diversity by collecting and saving seed for crops no longer used in modern agriculture, but from which germplasm may be needed in the future.</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/frozen-garden-eden-cary-fowler-consummate-seed-saver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/frozen-garden-eden-cary-fowler-consummate-seed-saver#comments Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:58:00 +0000 126791 at http://deltafarmpress.com And with your hamburger how about a side of porn? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn <div class="node-body blog-body">Can somebody tell me where I can get one of those gorgeous, juicy, half-a-foot-high hamburgers we see in TV ads? The ones you actually get are all squashed together as if run over by one of their delivery trucks.</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/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:17:00 +0000 126551 at http://deltafarmpress.com Field days can bring the heat, but shed light on agriculture’s importance http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance <div class="node-body blog-body">Field days give producers, university and industry representatives an opportunity to see how things work in the field even if they do typically take place on some of the hottest days of the year.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance#comments Cotton Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:02:00 +0000 126481 at http://deltafarmpress.com Careful: That french fry or apple pie may alter your genetic makeup (not!) http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/careful-french-fry-or-apple-pie-may-alter-your-genetic-makeup-not <div class="node-body blog-body">“If you look at food packaging, you might think the three most terrifying letters in the English language are GMO.” — Jon Stewart</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/careful-french-fry-or-apple-pie-may-alter-your-genetic-makeup-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/careful-french-fry-or-apple-pie-may-alter-your-genetic-makeup-not#comments Agriculture Technology Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:48:00 +0000 126381 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mike Espy on ag sales to Cuba: ‘Don’t wait—go there, meet farmers’ http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body">"I believe things are going to open up relatively soon” with Cuba, says former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, and those wanting to do business there should be laying the groundwork.</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/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers#comments Rice Miscellaneous Columnists Import and Export National Rice Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000 126181 at http://deltafarmpress.com