Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed en Wanna be a U.S. citizen? Just bring lots of money http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money <div class="node-body blog-body">Under the EB-5 visa program, your Uncle Sam grants up to 10,000 visas annually for immigrants who will agree to invest at least $1 million to create or retain at least 10 jobs. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money#comments Government Miscellaneous Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:35:00 +0000 137041 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>The aim of the EB-5 visa program was to encourage foreign investment and create jobs in the U.S., but critics say it amounts to selling citizenship to the very wealthy.&nbsp; </strong></em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Can we trust our water filter to order its own replacement? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/can-we-trust-our-water-filter-order-its-own-replacement <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s just another step in the ongoing evolution of taking humans out of the decision-making/manpower loop, all the while eliminating jobs.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/can-we-trust-our-water-filter-order-its-own-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/can-we-trust-our-water-filter-order-its-own-replacement#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Electronics and digital equipment Farm Press Blog Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000 136811 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Robots are increasingly replacing human workers in manufacturing tasks, here assembling washing machines.&mdash;Getty Images/Andreas Rentz</strong></em></p> Will EPA regulate your dishwashing detergent? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/will-epa-regulate-your-dishwashing-detergent-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">The first-ever update of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act will, for the first time ever, subject more than 64,000 household chemicals to regulation by the EPA.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/will-epa-regulate-your-dishwashing-detergent-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/will-epa-regulate-your-dishwashing-detergent-0#comments Government Columnists Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:20:00 +0000 136621 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>The update of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act will subject more than 64,000 household chemicals to regulation by the EPA.&mdash;Getty Images/Hulton Archive</strong></em></p> Another study: GMOs are safe. But will it matter? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/another-study-gmos-are-safe-will-it-matter <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest scientific findings won't change the stance of those who maintain that GMO crops are a plot by an international agrochemical cabal.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/another-study-gmos-are-safe-will-it-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/another-study-gmos-are-safe-will-it-matter#comments Agriculture Technology Biotech Traits BT (Bio Technology, Bacillus Thuringiensis, other?) Environmental groups Farm Press Blog Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:25:00 +0000 136381 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><strong>The National Academy of Sciences committee examined almost 900 research and other publications on development, use, and effects of genetically engineered characteristics of corn, soybeans, and cotton.</strong></p> Scientist takes issue with no-pesticide-organic claim – in nice way http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/scientist-takes-issue-no-pesticide-organic-claim-nice-way <div class="node-body blog-body">Organic producers use of naturally-occurring pesticides may result in higher dose rates than conventional products.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/scientist-takes-issue-no-pesticide-organic-claim-nice-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/scientist-takes-issue-no-pesticide-organic-claim-nice-way#comments Cotton Soybeans Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:08:00 +0000 136361 at http://deltafarmpress.com Science takes a back seat to fear-mongering about GMOs http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/science-takes-back-seat-fear-mongering-about-gmos <div class="node-body blog-body">“There is no evidence of a difference in nutrient quality between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs.”</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/science-takes-back-seat-fear-mongering-about-gmos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/science-takes-back-seat-fear-mongering-about-gmos#comments Agriculture Technology Biotech Traits Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 11:45:00 +0000 136161 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Photo: Getty Images</p> Organic growers report higher sales, low market penetration http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/organic-growers-report-higher-sales-low-market-penetration <div class="node-body blog-body">"Organic" producers continue to make inroads in commercial agriculture, but proponents admit it still only makes up 5 percent of total food sales.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/organic-growers-report-higher-sales-low-market-penetration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/organic-growers-report-higher-sales-low-market-penetration#comments Markets Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Fri, 27 May 2016 13:16:00 +0000 136141 at http://deltafarmpress.com The last dairyman: John McReynolds retires after 50 years http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/last-dairyman-john-mcreynolds-retires-after-50-years <div class="node-body blog-body">He was the last private dairyman in a county once known as the Dairy Capitol of the South, but early this month John T. McReynolds sold his herd and retired.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/last-dairyman-john-mcreynolds-retires-after-50-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/last-dairyman-john-mcreynolds-retires-after-50-years#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 May 2016 14:30:00 +0000 136021 at http://deltafarmpress.com Ownership of ag data still not a legally-established principle http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ownership-ag-data-still-not-legally-established-principle <div class="node-body blog-body">"The reality is that ‘ownership’ is a legal principle that must be recognized by courts or a law — and that has not happened yet in the United States for ag data.”</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ownership-ag-data-still-not-legally-established-principle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ownership-ag-data-still-not-legally-established-principle#comments Management Agriculture Technology Columnists Electronics and digital equipment Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 135761 at http://deltafarmpress.com Ag sector downturn to last how long? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-sector-downturn-last-how-long <div class="node-body blog-body">“The start of the current environment really began in 2014. When prices fall as hard as they have and expenses don’t fall at the same rate, it sends you from an extremely good profit scenario to a very bad scenario.” -- Greg Cole, CEO of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-sector-downturn-last-how-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-sector-downturn-last-how-long#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Government Management Finance Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 May 2016 14:19:00 +0000 135331 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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>