Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en Reality check needed for non-farm residents? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/reality-check-needed-non-farm-residents <div class="node-body blog-body">Weed Science Society of America herbicide elimination estimates lead to questions about perceptions of environmentla activist groups.</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/reality-check-needed-non-farm-residents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/reality-check-needed-non-farm-residents#comments Soybeans Corn Government Farm Press Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 14:17:00 +0000 135431 at http://deltafarmpress.com Government overreach: Climate change and free speech http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/government-overreach-climate-change-and-free-speech <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s rather ham-handed, in a country that pays at least lip service to freedom of speech, that our government would consider using the law to suppress dissent.</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/government-overreach-climate-change-and-free-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/government-overreach-climate-change-and-free-speech#comments Government Government Weather Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 13:25:00 +0000 135181 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Flooding events are predicted to be more frequent and more severe with a changing climate.&mdash;Getty Images/Rusty Russell</strong></em></p> Chrysanthemums running amok: The joys (?) of gardening http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/chrysanthemums-running-amok-joys-gardening <div class="node-body blog-body">To walk into a garden center at this time of year is akin to proffering cocaine to a drug addict: everywhere beautiful blooms, intriguing plants, just waiting to be taken home.</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/chrysanthemums-running-amok-joys-gardening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/chrysanthemums-running-amok-joys-gardening#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:30:00 +0000 135001 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Ere long that nice clump of chrysanthemums has become chrysanthemums run amok.</strong></em></p> EWG’s Dirty Dozen attracting fewer rave reviews among media outlets http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-attracting-fewer-rave-reviews-among-media-outlets <div class="node-body blog-body">Alliance for Food and Farming says Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables is drawing less media attention.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-attracting-fewer-rave-reviews-among-media-outlets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-attracting-fewer-rave-reviews-among-media-outlets#comments Corn Markets Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:05:00 +0000 134881 at http://deltafarmpress.com For 115 days this year we’ve been working to pay taxes http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/115-days-year-we-ve-been-working-pay-taxes <div class="node-body blog-body">Americans will collectively pay more for taxes this year than for food, clothing, and housing combined, according to the Tax Foundation.</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/115-days-year-we-ve-been-working-pay-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/115-days-year-we-ve-been-working-pay-taxes#comments Government Government Columnists Finance Farm Press Blog Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:30:00 +0000 134781 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Americans work the most days to pay federal, state, and local individual income taxes &mdash; 46 days.&mdash;Getty Images/Scott Olson</p> 'Sustainability' authors show little understanding of real farm work http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/sustainability-authors-show-little-understanding-real-farm-work <div class="node-body blog-body">Authors of "Sustainable" cotton report appear to have little, if any, understanding of the real nature of hard labor on pre-1960s farms.</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/sustainability-authors-show-little-understanding-real-farm-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/sustainability-authors-show-little-understanding-real-farm-work#comments Cotton Markets Government Farm Press Blog Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:38:00 +0000 134731 at http://deltafarmpress.com Hold the cheating cheaters to account http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hold-cheating-cheaters-account <div class="node-body blog-body">Provided ample opportunities and examples of cheating, U.S. officials have offered little but words enabling the thievery to continue.</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/hold-cheating-cheaters-account" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hold-cheating-cheaters-account#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Import and Export Farm Press Blog Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:52:00 +0000 134591 at http://deltafarmpress.com Where’s the politician with guts to say ‘We can’t have it all’? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/where-s-politician-guts-say-we-can-t-have-it-all <div class="node-body blog-body">What kind of suckers do they take us for, the handful of candidates still standing in the 2016 presidential elections?</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/where-s-politician-guts-say-we-can-t-have-it-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/where-s-politician-guts-say-we-can-t-have-it-all#comments Government Columnists Election Farm Press Blog Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:30:00 +0000 134561 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong><span>Where is the politician with the guts to say: People, let&rsquo;s be real. We can&rsquo;t have it all.</span></strong></em></p> The tiny state that roared: Forcing GMO info on food labels http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/tiny-state-roared-forcing-gmo-info-food-labels <div class="node-body blog-body">Food companies and their trade organizations, having spent upward of $100 million lobbying against labeling, feared they could be confronted with a hodgepodge of state labeling laws. </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/tiny-state-roared-forcing-gmo-info-food-labels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/tiny-state-roared-forcing-gmo-info-food-labels#comments Miscellaneous Anti-Ag Organizations Columnists Marketing and Promotion Farm Press Blog Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:20:00 +0000 134331 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>&quot;We can&rsquo;t label our products for only one state [Vermont] without significantly driving up costs for our consumers, and we simply will not do that,&quot; says Jeff Harmening, CEO of General Mills.&mdash;Getty Images/Steve Jennings</strong></em></p> Don’t skimp on reporting price information to USDA http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/don-t-skimp-reporting-price-information-usda <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It may seem like a small thing &ndash; including the cost of hauling grain from a farmer&rsquo;s bins to an elevator in the price received &ndash; but even a small amount can make a difference when every penny counts.</p> <p>U.S. producers have not always agreed with the accounting USDA&rsquo;s National Agricultural Statistics Service has given them for the numbers that can have a major impact on rice industry fortunes.</p></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/don-t-skimp-reporting-price-information-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/don-t-skimp-reporting-price-information-usda#comments Rice Farm Press Blog Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:01:00 +0000 134141 at http://deltafarmpress.com