Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en The food police: A plan to link diet and the environment? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/food-police-plan-link-diet-and-environment <div class="node-body blog-body">A draft proposal to the USDA, stirring controversy, would recommend diets lower in meat-based foods and higher in plant-based foods as not only better for humans — but healthier for the environment.</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-police-plan-link-diet-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/food-police-plan-link-diet-and-environment#comments Livestock Government Miscellaneous Government Beef Farm Press Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:34:00 +0000 121401 at http://deltafarmpress.com Stakeholders pull together for bee health http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/stakeholders-pull-together-bee-health <div class="node-body blog-body">Mid-South entomologists, beekeepers, farmers and the crop protection industry are pulling together to improve honeybee health.</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/stakeholders-pull-together-bee-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/stakeholders-pull-together-bee-health#comments Management Agrochemicals Management Farm Press Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:52:00 +0000 121021 at http://deltafarmpress.com Tires from dandelions, long hair, and proliferating wonder drugs http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/tires-dandelions-long-hair-and-proliferating-wonder-drugs <div class="node-body blog-body">Just when we think there are no worlds left to conquer in terms of crops, Mitas, a European tire manufacturers, says it will make agricultural tires from a combination of latex and Kazakh dandelions. </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/tires-dandelions-long-hair-and-proliferating-wonder-drugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/tires-dandelions-long-hair-and-proliferating-wonder-drugs#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:02:00 +0000 121041 at http://deltafarmpress.com Science and vision are winners in GMO debate http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/science-and-vision-are-winners-gmo-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">In a debate about the importance of genetic engineering, the winners possess a clear vision of biotechnology and an understanding of science. The losers did not.</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/science-and-vision-are-winners-gmo-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/science-and-vision-are-winners-gmo-debate#comments Agriculture Technology Gold Crops Traits Farm Press Blog Sun, 04 Jan 2015 16:39:00 +0000 121011 at http://deltafarmpress.com Falling oil prices bring relief, but not everyone’s smiling http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/falling-oil-prices-bring-relief-not-everyone-s-smiling <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s something many of us thought we’d never see again: gas prices at the $2 or below level. And yet it is happening: even in rural Mississippi.</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/falling-oil-prices-bring-relief-not-everyone-s-smiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/falling-oil-prices-bring-relief-not-everyone-s-smiling#comments Markets Government Columnists Gasoline Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:19:00 +0000 120851 at http://deltafarmpress.com Amid Christmas glitz and hype, may promise of old shine anew http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/amid-christmas-glitz-and-hype-may-promise-old-shine-anew <div class="node-body blog-body">One can only wonder what today’s youngsters, growing up in an electronic/cyber world, will look back on with nostalgia 20, 30, 40 Christmases hence. </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/amid-christmas-glitz-and-hype-may-promise-old-shine-anew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/amid-christmas-glitz-and-hype-may-promise-old-shine-anew#comments Miscellaneous People Farm Press Blog Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:10:00 +0000 120791 at http://deltafarmpress.com Standing still: Declining support stifles U.S. science research edge http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/standing-still-declining-support-stifles-us-science-research-edge <div class="node-body blog-body">Concern for the nation’s “innovation deficit” has led dozens of organizations to urge Congress to increase fiscal year 2015 investments in scientific research and higher education.</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/standing-still-declining-support-stifles-us-science-research-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/standing-still-declining-support-stifles-us-science-research-edge#comments Government Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Business Columnists Legislation Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:08:00 +0000 120591 at http://deltafarmpress.com In era of big data, what role will public institutions play? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/era-big-data-what-role-will-public-institutions-play <div class="node-body blog-body">If we have only a handful of companies, and only a small handful of people who understand big data technology, what will be the role of land grant universities, Extension, USDA, and other public institutions?</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/era-big-data-what-role-will-public-institutions-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/era-big-data-what-role-will-public-institutions-play#comments Management Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Columnists Crops Technology Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:28:00 +0000 119991 at http://deltafarmpress.com Good value: Crop protection materials return $19 in production value for each $1 http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/good-value-crop-protection-materials-return-19-production-value-each-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. farmers have received a $19 return in production value for every $1 spent on crop protection chemicals, according to a study by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.</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/good-value-crop-protection-materials-return-19-production-value-each-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/good-value-crop-protection-materials-return-19-production-value-each-1#comments Management Weed Control Columnists Crops Pesticides Protection Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:43:00 +0000 119841 at http://deltafarmpress.com Supermarket hyperbole too often falls flat with fruits and veggies http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/supermarket-hyperbole-too-often-falls-flat-fruits-and-veggies <div class="node-body blog-body">If supermarket veggies have no taste, and likely little nutritional value, well c’est la vie, that’s marketing in today’s world in which everyone is two or more generations removed from the farm.</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/supermarket-hyperbole-too-often-falls-flat-fruits-and-veggies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/supermarket-hyperbole-too-often-falls-flat-fruits-and-veggies#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:33:00 +0000 119751 at http://deltafarmpress.com