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Jul 10, 2014

China will plant less cotton and import more

China will be producing 15 million fewer bales of cotton by 2016/17, pointing the way to more purchases of U.S. cotton, says O. A. Cleveland, Jr., Mississippi State University Extension economics professor emeritus....More
Jul 9, 2014
Delta Farm Press

FAA moving to write rules for UAVs ‘as fast as we can’

Head of FAA's Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration branch says writing the rules for new UAS or UAV uses is the agency's top priority; defends the need for keeping ag applicators and UAS in separate air space....More
Jul 7, 2014
Delta Farm Press

Big farm bill decisions coming up for rice producers

Rice acreage increase could lead to softening of long grain rice prices; farmers should be preparing for new farm bill signup, LSU AgCenter economist tells farmers attending the Rice Research Station Field Day...More
Jul 1, 2014
Delta Farm Press

Rice checkoff still under fire, but Louisiana rice industry unites behind new law 1

Louisiana Rice Research Board Chairman and Rep. Jack Montoucet discussed outlook for rice research checkoff during presentation at Rice Research Stations's annual field day near Crowley, La....More
Jun 28, 2014
Delta Farm Press

Colder temperatures delay disease incidence in South Louisiana rice

Rice producers and consultants urged to keep an eye out for blast, cercospera and sheath blight symptoms in late-developing rice crop....More
Jun 27, 2014
Delta Farm Press

Rain threat doesn’t dampen Rice Research Station Field Day

Rain had been falling for two days in the South Delta, but farmers and industry members still turned out for the Rice Research Station's annual field day on Wednesday (June 25). Attendees weren't able to climb on trailers and see the work underway at the station, but they were able to hear field day presenters and other speakers at the event....More
Jun 23, 2014
Delta Farm Press

Don’t be too quick to ‘pull the trigger’ on furrow irrigation

Irrigation specialist says moisture sensors can help growers "stretch the interval" on irrigating their crop, saving water and money as they try to get through another season....More
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