Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en A frozen Garden of Eden: Cary Fowler, consummate seed saver http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/frozen-garden-eden-cary-fowler-consummate-seed-saver <div class="node-body blog-body">Memphis, Tenn. native Cary Fowler is on a mission to preserve world crop diversity by collecting and saving seed for crops no longer used in modern agriculture, but from which germplasm may be needed in the future.</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/frozen-garden-eden-cary-fowler-consummate-seed-saver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/frozen-garden-eden-cary-fowler-consummate-seed-saver#comments Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:58:00 +0000 126791 at http://deltafarmpress.com And with your hamburger how about a side of porn? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn <div class="node-body blog-body">Can somebody tell me where I can get one of those gorgeous, juicy, half-a-foot-high hamburgers we see in TV ads? The ones you actually get are all squashed together as if run over by one of their delivery trucks.</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/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:17:00 +0000 126551 at http://deltafarmpress.com Field days can bring the heat, but shed light on agriculture’s importance http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance <div class="node-body blog-body">Field days give producers, university and industry representatives an opportunity to see how things work in the field even if they do typically take place on some of the hottest days of the year.</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/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance#comments Cotton Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:02:00 +0000 126481 at http://deltafarmpress.com Careful: That french fry or apple pie may alter your genetic makeup (not!) http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/careful-french-fry-or-apple-pie-may-alter-your-genetic-makeup-not <div class="node-body blog-body">“If you look at food packaging, you might think the three most terrifying letters in the English language are GMO.” — Jon Stewart</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/careful-french-fry-or-apple-pie-may-alter-your-genetic-makeup-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/careful-french-fry-or-apple-pie-may-alter-your-genetic-makeup-not#comments Agriculture Technology Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:48:00 +0000 126381 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mike Espy on ag sales to Cuba: ‘Don’t wait—go there, meet farmers’ http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body">"I believe things are going to open up relatively soon” with Cuba, says former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, and those wanting to do business there should be laying the groundwork.</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/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers#comments Rice Miscellaneous Columnists Import and Export National Rice Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000 126181 at http://deltafarmpress.com Congressman finds bucking trend can be problematic http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/congressman-finds-bucking-trend-can-be-problematic <div class="node-body blog-body">Congressman bucks trend in defending legislation that would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which helps facilitate purchases of U.S. exports.</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/congressman-finds-bucking-trend-can-be-problematic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/congressman-finds-bucking-trend-can-be-problematic#comments Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:39:00 +0000 126171 at http://deltafarmpress.com Ag technology: It's now what’s hot for venture capital investors http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-technology-its-now-what-s-hot-venture-capital-investors <div class="node-body blog-body">Start-up companies targeting plant and animal health are increasingly attracting backing from venture capital funds.</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/ag-technology-its-now-what-s-hot-venture-capital-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-technology-its-now-what-s-hot-venture-capital-investors#comments Agriculture Technology Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:50:00 +0000 125981 at http://deltafarmpress.com Ag R&D: Are cutbacks in spending endangering future productivity? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-rd-are-cutbacks-spending-endangering-future-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body">Cutbacks in spending on agricultural research and development have allowed past productivity gains to slip away as economic and environmental circumstances change to undermine those gains.</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/ag-rd-are-cutbacks-spending-endangering-future-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-rd-are-cutbacks-spending-endangering-future-productivity#comments Miscellaneous Management People Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:16:00 +0000 125841 at http://deltafarmpress.com Catfish crooks, timber thieves and truffle rustlers http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/catfish-crooks-timber-thieves-and-truffle-rustlers <div class="node-body blog-body">On the night of the incident, Rambaud, already sick of trespassers digging up truffles on his land, had been waiting in one of the family’s groves clad in camouflage. </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/catfish-crooks-timber-thieves-and-truffle-rustlers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/catfish-crooks-timber-thieves-and-truffle-rustlers#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:07:00 +0000 125761 at http://deltafarmpress.com Uptick in agriculture-related jobs to keep kids on the farm? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/uptick-agriculture-related-jobs-keep-kids-farm <div class="node-body blog-body">Without even the barest knowledge of agriculture, “our students are vulnerable to misinformation that sometimes vilifies farmers.” -- Karen Ballard.</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/uptick-agriculture-related-jobs-keep-kids-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/uptick-agriculture-related-jobs-keep-kids-farm#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Management Employee Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:56:00 +0000 125631 at http://deltafarmpress.com