Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed en The Dark Continent: Increasing potential as a global economic power http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/dark-continent-increasing-potential-global-economic-power <div class="node-body blog-body">Analysts predict that an increasingly urbanized Africa can be a $1 trillion food market by 2030, leaps and bounds ahead of the current $315 billion. And many of the world’s fastest-growing economies are in Africa.</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/dark-continent-increasing-potential-global-economic-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/dark-continent-increasing-potential-global-economic-power#comments Markets Miscellaneous Columnists Management Marketing and Promotion Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:15:00 +0000 118221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Net farm income declining as production costs rise, prices fall http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/net-farm-income-declining-production-costs-rise-prices-fall <div class="node-body blog-body">Net farm income is down, input costs are rising and prices are falling, but U.S. farmers are still the best in the world.</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/net-farm-income-declining-production-costs-rise-prices-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/net-farm-income-declining-production-costs-rise-prices-fall#comments Management Inputs Farm Press Blog Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:53:00 +0000 118001 at http://deltafarmpress.com What’s losing a pot of parsley if beautiful butterflies result? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-s-losing-pot-parsley-if-beautiful-butterflies-result <div class="node-body blog-body">The pot of parsley on the back patio is now nothing but a gaggle of green stems jutting out haphazardly, all the curly, frilly leaves having been devoured by colorful caterpillars that will, if they escape foraging birds and other predators, one day become black swallowtail butterflies.</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/what-s-losing-pot-parsley-if-beautiful-butterflies-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-s-losing-pot-parsley-if-beautiful-butterflies-result#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:15:00 +0000 118071 at http://deltafarmpress.com Court strikes down county’s attempt to regulate farms http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/court-strikes-down-county-s-attempt-regulate-farms <div class="node-body blog-body">Another county attempts to impose control over farming operations, but this time, a judge rules against it.</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/court-strikes-down-county-s-attempt-regulate-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/court-strikes-down-county-s-attempt-regulate-farms#comments Agriculture Technology Agriculture Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Pesticides Farm Press Blog Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0000 117871 at http://deltafarmpress.com Genetically-engineered tobacco plants aid in new Ebola drug http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/genetically-engineered-tobacco-plants-aid-new-ebola-drug <div class="node-body blog-body">Biotechnology can do more than help farmers be more profitable. It can provide a number of health benefits for world citizens.</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/genetically-engineered-tobacco-plants-aid-new-ebola-drug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/genetically-engineered-tobacco-plants-aid-new-ebola-drug#comments Agriculture Technology Tobacco Farm Press Blog Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:07:00 +0000 117861 at http://deltafarmpress.com Competition beginning to heat up as need grows for better broadband http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/competition-beginning-heat-need-grows-better-broadband <div class="node-body blog-body">As more companies begin offering better and expanded broadband services, the handwriting will be on the wall for the old line telecoms and cable companies, and they will have to compete or die.</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/competition-beginning-heat-need-grows-better-broadband" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/competition-beginning-heat-need-grows-better-broadband#comments Management Miscellaneous Columnists Electronics and digital equipment Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:39:00 +0000 117641 at http://deltafarmpress.com Anti-GMO activist – say it ain’t so Chuck http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/anti-gmo-activist-say-it-ain-t-so-chuck <div class="node-body blog-body">Chuck Norris attempts roundhouse leg kick to commercial agriculture, but misses badly.</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-gmo-activist-say-it-ain-t-so-chuck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/anti-gmo-activist-say-it-ain-t-so-chuck#comments Government Sustainable Agriculture Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Farm Press Blog Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:25:00 +0000 117441 at http://deltafarmpress.com Regulation, legislation and the road to agricultural utopia http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/regulation-legislation-and-road-agricultural-utopia <div class="node-body blog-body">Is agricultural utopia possible? Some regulators and environmentalists seem to think so.</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/regulation-legislation-and-road-agricultural-utopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/regulation-legislation-and-road-agricultural-utopia#comments Government Agriculture Technology Organic Farming Regulations Farm Press Blog Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:40:00 +0000 117431 at http://deltafarmpress.com Support for agriculture difficult when few people understand it http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/support-agriculture-difficult-when-few-people-understand-it <div class="node-body blog-body">There is an increasing “geographical disparity” and “a weakness of the ag industry, in general, in finding and capitalizing on opportunities for inter-commodity collaboration,” says Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford.</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/support-agriculture-difficult-when-few-people-understand-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/support-agriculture-difficult-when-few-people-understand-it#comments Government Miscellaneous Agriculture Columnists Farm Programs Farm Press Blog Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:19:00 +0000 117411 at http://deltafarmpress.com Small Vermont dairy farm stands up for biotechnology http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/small-vermont-dairy-farm-stands-biotechnology <div class="node-body blog-body">Genetic engineering can help all farmers improve their bottom lines, no matter what size the operation.</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/small-vermont-dairy-farm-stands-biotechnology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/small-vermont-dairy-farm-stands-biotechnology#comments Livestock Crops Feeds and Supplements Environmental groups Farm Press Blog Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:30:00 +0000 116941 at http://deltafarmpress.com Bump, jolt: nation’s highways grow worse as funds dry up http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bump-jolt-nation-s-highways-grow-worse-funds-dry <div class="node-body blog-body">Awful. Horrible. Disgraceful. Those are only a few of the terms used to describe the deplorable state of today’s highways. And it’s going to get worse before it gets better — if it gets better.</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/bump-jolt-nation-s-highways-grow-worse-funds-dry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bump-jolt-nation-s-highways-grow-worse-funds-dry#comments Government Miscellaneous Government People Farm Press Blog Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 117221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Agriculture must redefine GMO conversation http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/agriculture-must-redefine-gmo-conversation <div class="node-body blog-body">“In general, we find a large and growing number of consumers who stigmatize GMOs,” said David Just, co-director, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs. “This stigma has long been a factor in Europe, and we see the same pattern emerging in the United States.”</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/agriculture-must-redefine-gmo-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/agriculture-must-redefine-gmo-conversation#comments Management Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Corn Farm Press Blog Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:44:00 +0000 116951 at http://deltafarmpress.com Livestock and biofuels projected to outpace crops in next decade http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/livestock-and-biofuels-projected-outpace-crops-next-decade <div class="node-body blog-body">The greatest growth in world crop production over the next decade is forecast to be in oilseeds, up 26 percent, driven by strong demand for biofuels. </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/livestock-and-biofuels-projected-outpace-crops-next-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/livestock-and-biofuels-projected-outpace-crops-next-decade#comments Markets Management Miscellaneous Columnists Crops Energy Crop Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:40:00 +0000 116961 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mississippi pollinator protection project first on commercial farmland http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland <div class="node-body blog-body">“Operation Pollinator,” a global biodiversity program that restores native pollinators in a variety of landscapes by creating essential habitats is launching its first project on commercial farmland in the U.S., a joint effort by Syngenta and Delta F.A.R.M.</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/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland#comments Management Miscellaneous Crops Groups & Organizations Columnists Crops Insects Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +0000 116721 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>The goal with Operation Pollinator is to showcase that agriculture and biodiversity can coexist.</p> Hard to feed the world without genetic engineering http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hard-feed-world-without-genetic-engineering <div class="node-body blog-body">To feed the world in 2050, the world will need genetic engineering.</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/hard-feed-world-without-genetic-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hard-feed-world-without-genetic-engineering#comments Government Management Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Crops Organic Farming Variable Rate Application Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:48:00 +0000 116391 at http://deltafarmpress.com