Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed en Despite downturn, values of quality farmland remain high http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/despite-downturn-values-quality-farmland-remain-high <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite lower land values across many regions, values in general will remain historically high, says Randy Dickhut of Farmers National Company.</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/despite-downturn-values-quality-farmland-remain-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/despite-downturn-values-quality-farmland-remain-high#comments Management Finance Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:28:00 +0000 132361 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><strong><em>Farmland values remain much higher than just five to seven years ago, due to the positive long term demand for food and fiber.</em></strong></p> Farm bill spending criticism off target — again http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/farm-bill-spending-criticism-target-again <div class="node-body blog-body">Activists groups begin piling on after falling crop prices drive up spending for farm bill programs.</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/farm-bill-spending-criticism-target-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/farm-bill-spending-criticism-target-again#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Farm Press Blog Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:01:00 +0000 132241 at http://deltafarmpress.com Robot bartenders and news written by algorithms? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/robot-bartenders-and-news-written-algorithms <div class="node-body blog-body">Agriculture, which is increasingly adopting ever more sophisticated machinery and technology, is expected to see wide use of robotic equipment. </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/robot-bartenders-and-news-written-algorithms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/robot-bartenders-and-news-written-algorithms#comments Agriculture Technology Columnists Technology Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:20:00 +0000 132071 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>The&nbsp;Spirit autonomous tractor uses a fail-safe no-driver navigation system that employs a hybrid laser-radio navigation system to eliminate the possibility of the tractor straying outside of field boundaries.</strong></em></p> Would you support slavery to save a few cents on shrimp? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp <div class="node-body blog-body">Domestic shrimp, catfish, and other seafood products may cost more, but there is reasonable assurance that they are of good quality and are safe. </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/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp#comments Government Miscellaneous Aquaculture Columnists Regulations Farm Press Blog Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:10:00 +0000 131961 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>A Burmese migrant worker peels shrimp at a factory&nbsp;in Thailand.&mdash;Getty Images/Paula Bronstein</strong></em></p> WOTUS veto draws ire from number of farm organizations http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wotus-veto-draws-ire-number-farm-organizations <div class="node-body blog-body">President's veto adds more fuel to the fire for American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm organizations opposing EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule.</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/wotus-veto-draws-ire-number-farm-organizations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wotus-veto-draws-ire-number-farm-organizations#comments Corn Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:54:00 +0000 131871 at http://deltafarmpress.com Martian potatoes and Chinese GM corn http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/martian-potatoes-and-chinese-gm-corn <div class="node-body blog-body">With humankind increasingly looking to the Red Planet with wanderlust, is the lowly potato set to be literally ascendant? </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/martian-potatoes-and-chinese-gm-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/martian-potatoes-and-chinese-gm-corn#comments Corn Government Management Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:04:00 +0000 131761 at http://deltafarmpress.com Filling the tank at 1950s prices? Actually, now may be cheaper http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper <div class="node-body blog-body">The 19 cent gas of the 1950s is doable in many areas of the Mid-South these days. Howzat, you ask? The answer: inflation. </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/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists Gasoline Farm Press Blog Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:52:00 +0000 131801 at http://deltafarmpress.com What will be memorable about 2016? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-will-be-memorable-about-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">National Cotton Council leaders asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to confirm cottonseed is an other oilseed to make producers eligible for oilseed program.</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/what-will-be-memorable-about-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-will-be-memorable-about-2016#comments Cotton Markets Government Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:12:00 +0000 131581 at http://deltafarmpress.com Monster weeds: It’s all a plot by evil chemical companies (not!) http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/monster-weeds-it-s-all-plot-evil-chemical-companies-not <div class="node-body blog-body">Monster weeds and government subterfuge make a better story for an uninformed public than how farmers are first and foremost protectors of the land and environment.</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/monster-weeds-it-s-all-plot-evil-chemical-companies-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/monster-weeds-it-s-all-plot-evil-chemical-companies-not#comments Weed Control Columnists Herbicide-tolerant crops Farm Press Blog Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000 131491 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>An 8-foot crop weed with a stem as thick as a baseball bat? So says a major metropolitan newspaper.</strong></em></p> Memories of Christmases past: All who have touched our lives http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives <div class="node-body blog-body">More and more, with the years’ passing, Christmas is a time of wistful remembrance of all those along life's way who are no longer with us.</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/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:14:00 +0000 131331 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>As the years pile up, decade upon decade, Christmas, perhaps more than any other of our perennial observances, is infused with memories of the past. &mdash;Getty Images/Chris Hyde</strong></em></p> Super El Niño causing weather anomalies worldwide http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide <div class="node-body blog-body">This year’s “extreme” El Niño weather phenomenon is the strongest ever recorded, creating abnormal winter weather across North America and worldwide.</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/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide#comments Miscellaneous Columnists El Nino Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:50:00 +0000 131271 at http://deltafarmpress.com Bipartisanship gets a win during vote on omnibus spending bill http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bipartisanship-gets-win-during-vote-omnibus-spending-bill <div class="node-body blog-body">Congressional leaders, president celebrate renewal of bipartisanship in passing omnibus spending that avoids another government shutdown.</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/bipartisanship-gets-win-during-vote-omnibus-spending-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bipartisanship-gets-win-during-vote-omnibus-spending-bill#comments Government Farm Press Blog Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:12:00 +0000 131241 at http://deltafarmpress.com Bob Frazer: Goodbye to our favorite curmudgeon http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bob-frazer-goodbye-our-favorite-curmudgeon <div class="node-body blog-body">He was a craftsman when it came to taking an article by one of our editors or contributors and making it more readable.</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/bob-frazer-goodbye-our-favorite-curmudgeon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bob-frazer-goodbye-our-favorite-curmudgeon#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 131181 at http://deltafarmpress.com Passing farm bills becoming tougher row to hoe for rural congressmen http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/passing-farm-bills-becoming-tougher-row-hoe-rural-congressmen <div class="node-body blog-body">Congress may find difficult task of passing farm bill even more challenging without aid of urban members.</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/passing-farm-bills-becoming-tougher-row-hoe-rural-congressmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/passing-farm-bills-becoming-tougher-row-hoe-rural-congressmen#comments Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:31:00 +0000 131091 at http://deltafarmpress.com ‘Ecocide’ trial could have ramifications for future of farming http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ecocide-trial-could-have-ramifications-future-farming <div class="node-body blog-body">Activist organizations say the lawsuit in the Court of International Justice is not merely a symbolic one, but rather an attempt to establish “ecocide” as a crime.</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/ecocide-trial-could-have-ramifications-future-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ecocide-trial-could-have-ramifications-future-farming#comments Weed Control Miscellaneous Business Anti-Ag Organizations Herbicide-tolerant crops Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000 130931 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><strong><em>A protest in Great Britain&nbsp;against genetically modified crops.</em></strong>&mdash;Getty Images/Graeme Robertson</p>