Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed en Good intentions gone awry: Mississippi's ineffective vehicle inspection sticker program finally ends http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/good-intentions-gone-awry-mississippis-ineffective-vehicle-inspection-sticker-program-finally-e <div class="node-body blog-body">Attempts to scrap the Mississippi vehicle inspection law have been ongoing since 2008. This year, it finally passed and the governor signed it. Hallelujah! </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-intentions-gone-awry-mississippis-ineffective-vehicle-inspection-sticker-program-finally-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/good-intentions-gone-awry-mississippis-ineffective-vehicle-inspection-sticker-program-finally-e#comments Government Miscellaneous Columnists Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:08:00 +0000 124661 at http://deltafarmpress.com A little perspective provides balance to IARC report on glyphosate http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/little-perspective-provides-balance-iarc-report-glyphosate <div class="node-body blog-body">The International Agency for Research on Cancer surprised a lot of people when it classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. On what did it base the opinion?</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/little-perspective-provides-balance-iarc-report-glyphosate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/little-perspective-provides-balance-iarc-report-glyphosate#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Herbicides Farm Press Blog Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:20:00 +0000 124321 at http://deltafarmpress.com Political theater: campaign rhetoric versus the reality of performance http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/political-theater-campaign-rhetoric-versus-reality-performance <div class="node-body blog-body">There are 13 (!) candidates in the special election for the Mississippi House seat vacated by the recent death of Alan Nunnelee. </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/political-theater-campaign-rhetoric-versus-reality-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/political-theater-campaign-rhetoric-versus-reality-performance#comments Government Miscellaneous Election People Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:25:00 +0000 124441 at http://deltafarmpress.com Former Greenpeace activist terms opposition to GMOs ‘crime against humanity’ http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/former-greenpeace-activist-terms-opposition-gmos-crime-against-humanity <div class="node-body blog-body">Patrick Moore, long-time environmental activist,left Greenpeace in 1986, and since has been a voice for science-based environmental policy.</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/former-greenpeace-activist-terms-opposition-gmos-crime-against-humanity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/former-greenpeace-activist-terms-opposition-gmos-crime-against-humanity#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Markets Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Anti-Ag Organizations Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:08:00 +0000 124281 at http://deltafarmpress.com Potholes a'plenty: Severe winter further degrades already crumbling roads, bridges http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/potholes-aplenty-severe-winter-further-degrades-already-crumbling-roads-bridges <div class="node-body blog-body">This winter has produced a bumper crop of potholes, washouts, and other damage that has turned highways and streets into a whack-a-mole exercise of trying to dodge one pothole before another pops up ahead.</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/potholes-aplenty-severe-winter-further-degrades-already-crumbling-roads-bridges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/potholes-aplenty-severe-winter-further-degrades-already-crumbling-roads-bridges#comments Government Miscellaneous Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:39:00 +0000 124071 at http://deltafarmpress.com Dietary committee lost in the weeds with new nutritional guidelines http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/dietary-committee-lost-weeds-new-nutritional-guidelines <div class="node-body blog-body">Once again, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has changed its course on nutrition. But it may have found itself in the weeds by tackling sustainability.</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/dietary-committee-lost-weeds-new-nutritional-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/dietary-committee-lost-weeds-new-nutritional-guidelines#comments Markets Blog Organic Farming Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 123871 at http://deltafarmpress.com Want a good job? Students should think agriculture... http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/want-good-job-students-should-think-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">“There has never been a better, more exciting, time for young people to choose careers in agriculture than right now,” says George Hopper, Mississippi State University.</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/want-good-job-students-should-think-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/want-good-job-students-should-think-agriculture#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Columnists GPS Technology Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 123851 at http://deltafarmpress.com Dick Bell: Leader in U.S. rice and ‘effective public servant’ http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/dick-bell-leader-us-rice-and-effective-public-servant <div class="node-body blog-body">Richard Bell's death brought to a close a life of much accomplishment, not just for the rice industry, but in the broader arena of national and international agricultural policy.</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/dick-bell-leader-us-rice-and-effective-public-servant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/dick-bell-leader-us-rice-and-effective-public-servant#comments Rice Government Columnists Marketing and Promotion USDA Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:58:00 +0000 123621 at http://deltafarmpress.com If I misled anyone about helping invent the Internet, I apologize http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/if-i-misled-anyone-about-helping-invent-internet-i-apologize <div class="node-body blog-body">Apologies being the order of the day for government officials and others in the public eye, in the interest of transparency I’d like to clear up a few things...</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/if-i-misled-anyone-about-helping-invent-internet-i-apologize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/if-i-misled-anyone-about-helping-invent-internet-i-apologize#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:26:00 +0000 123371 at http://deltafarmpress.com Drop in tractor sales forecast in 2015, as much as 20 percent in N. America http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/drop-tractor-sales-forecast-2015-much-20-percent-n-america <div class="node-body blog-body">North America tractor sales could drop as much as 20 percent this year. The major obstacle is the oversupply of the market, so that much depends on movement toward a market clearance of high used machinery stocks.</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/drop-tractor-sales-forecast-2015-much-20-percent-n-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/drop-tractor-sales-forecast-2015-much-20-percent-n-america#comments Markets Equipment Columnists Import and Export Marketing and Promotion Farm Press Blog Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:17:00 +0000 123221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Top Five Tips to make the most of your Gin Show experience http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/top-five-tips-make-most-your-gin-show-experience <div class="node-body blog-body">Get ready for the upcoming crop season. Attend the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show this week.</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/top-five-tips-make-most-your-gin-show-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/top-five-tips-make-most-your-gin-show-experience#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Markets Government Management Equipment Fiber Crops Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:28:00 +0000 122951 at http://deltafarmpress.com Peanut allergy: What the public thinks widely misses the mark http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/peanut-allergy-what-public-thinks-widely-misses-mark <div class="node-body blog-body">The general public’s perception of the extent of peanut allergy is way off the mark in terms of reality, says Ryan Lepicier, vice president of marketing and communications for the National Peanut Board.</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/peanut-allergy-what-public-thinks-widely-misses-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/peanut-allergy-what-public-thinks-widely-misses-mark#comments Peanuts Miscellaneous Columnists Peanut Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:49:00 +0000 122761 at http://deltafarmpress.com El Niños/La Niñas: More severe with climate change? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/el-ni-osla-ni-more-severe-climate-change <div class="node-body blog-body">New research indicates that the frequency of the strongest El Niños and La Niñas could change from once every 23 years to once every 13 years by the end of this century.</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/el-ni-osla-ni-more-severe-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/el-ni-osla-ni-more-severe-climate-change#comments Miscellaneous Columnists El Nino La Nina Farm Press Blog Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:27:00 +0000 122661 at http://deltafarmpress.com After a lifetime with Ma Bell, finally time to say goodbye http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/after-lifetime-ma-bell-finally-time-say-goodbye <div class="node-body blog-body">In my town there now is a new kid on the telecommunications block, C Spire, a homegrown Mississippi company not wedded to yesterday’s infrastructure and technology, leapfrogging ahead with the latest of everything in telecom services </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/after-lifetime-ma-bell-finally-time-say-goodbye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/after-lifetime-ma-bell-finally-time-say-goodbye#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:28:00 +0000 122021 at http://deltafarmpress.com The old home place — not to be forgotten http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/old-home-place-not-be-forgotten <div class="node-body blog-body">Today, someone else lives in the house I knew for 57 years. But it will always be "home" to me.</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/old-home-place-not-be-forgotten" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/old-home-place-not-be-forgotten#comments Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:55:00 +0000 121811 at http://deltafarmpress.com