Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en 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 Frosty morn and autumn leaves: A November retrospective… http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/frosty-morn-and-autumn-leaves-november-retrospective <div class="node-body blog-body">Where did summer go? Those l-o-n-g days of warm sun, with nary a thought of chills and coats and heating bills. </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/frosty-morn-and-autumn-leaves-november-retrospective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/frosty-morn-and-autumn-leaves-november-retrospective#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 119631 at http://deltafarmpress.com Quackery is serious business for Dr. Group http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/quackery-serious-business-dr-group <div class="node-body blog-body">Dr. Edward Group, chiropractor, has a cure for the "toxins" of biotechnology - his 15 or so high-priced products to cleanse your innards.</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/quackery-serious-business-dr-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/quackery-serious-business-dr-group#comments Agriculture Technology Gold Organic Farming Traits Farm Press Blog Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:57:00 +0000 119431 at http://deltafarmpress.com The gospel according to Dr. Oz: A looming pesticide arms race? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/gospel-according-dr-oz-looming-pesticide-arms-race <div class="node-body blog-body">“GMOs can be ushering in a pesticide arms race,” declares Dr. Oz, noted heart surgeon turned TV personality and proponent of supplements and remedies that sometimes seem straight from the witches of Macbeth. </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/gospel-according-dr-oz-looming-pesticide-arms-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/gospel-according-dr-oz-looming-pesticide-arms-race#comments Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Biotech Traits Pesticides Protection Farm Press Blog Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:31:00 +0000 119411 at http://deltafarmpress.com Buck Rogers comes to the farm as robots take over human tasks http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/buck-rogers-comes-farm-robots-take-over-human-tasks <div class="node-body blog-body">As digital technologies leapfrog, human involvement in the processes of the business world, including farming, is going to be less and less.</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/buck-rogers-comes-farm-robots-take-over-human-tasks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/buck-rogers-comes-farm-robots-take-over-human-tasks#comments Equipment Agriculture Technology Electronics and digital equipment Technology Farm Press Blog Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:40:00 +0000 119281 at http://deltafarmpress.com Biotech crops in Europe could be "dead and buried" http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/biotech-crops-europe-could-be-dead-and-buried <div class="node-body blog-body">A GMO proposal now before the European Parliament entails a little-noticed debate that could be crucial for the future of European agriculture.</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/biotech-crops-europe-could-be-dead-and-buried" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/biotech-crops-europe-could-be-dead-and-buried#comments Government Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Biotech Traits Non-farm bill agriculture Farm Press Blog Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:49:00 +0000 119181 at http://deltafarmpress.com Consumer Reports should stick to toaster ovens http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/consumer-reports-should-stick-toaster-ovens <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumer Reports can tell us all about automobiles and toaster ovens. Biotechnology, not so much.</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/consumer-reports-should-stick-toaster-ovens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/consumer-reports-should-stick-toaster-ovens#comments Agriculture Technology Environmental groups Traits Farm Press Blog Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:43:00 +0000 119091 at http://deltafarmpress.com