Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed en Supermarket hype: Paying more for negligible differences http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/supermarket-hype-paying-more-negligible-differences <div class="node-body blog-body">From a nutrition standpoint, test after test has shown no appreciable difference between non-organic and organic. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/supermarket-hype-paying-more-negligible-differences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/supermarket-hype-paying-more-negligible-differences#comments Orchard Crops Miscellaneous Columnists Marketing and Promotion Peaches Tomatoes Farm Press Blog Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:20:00 +0000 138701 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Any difference in quality/nutrition between organic and conventionally-grown foods may be more P.R. hype than reality.</strong></em>&mdash;Getty Images/Justin Sullivan</p> Louisiana flood disasters leading many to question why? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/louisiana-flood-disasters-leading-many-question-why <div class="node-body blog-body">Damaging levels of flooding in Louisiana for the second time this year are resulting in questions about what's happening with weather patterns.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/louisiana-flood-disasters-leading-many-question-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/louisiana-flood-disasters-leading-many-question-why#comments Soybeans Government Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:17:00 +0000 138401 at http://deltafarmpress.com Reason for Reform taking another crack at labor, immigration http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/reason-reform-taking-another-crack-labor-immigration <div class="node-body blog-body">We’re coming to a point where the American people are going to have to make up their mind. Do we want to import food or import labor? I think people want their food grown here.” -- Zippy Duvall, AFBF president. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/reason-reform-taking-another-crack-labor-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/reason-reform-taking-another-crack-labor-immigration#comments Government Management Business Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:08:00 +0000 138211 at http://deltafarmpress.com Remembering: Voices of reason who made a difference http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/remembering-voices-reason-who-made-difference <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the few things certain, we are told, is change, but it may be years or decades later that we fully appreciate those who were a part of that change.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/remembering-voices-reason-who-made-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/remembering-voices-reason-who-made-difference#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:27:00 +0000 138331 at http://deltafarmpress.com Military leader: ‘A man will sell his soul to feed his family’ http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/military-leader-man-will-sell-his-soul-feed-his-family <div class="node-body blog-body">“I firmly believe America’s first line of defense is our ability to feed and clothe our people,” says Maj. Gen. Darren Owens, U.S. Army retired.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/military-leader-man-will-sell-his-soul-feed-his-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/military-leader-man-will-sell-his-soul-feed-his-family#comments Government Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:10:00 +0000 138191 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>&quot;Comprehensive farm policy and integrated farm programs in the U.S. have helped to insure adequate supplies of food and fiber &hellip; and have allowed us to maintain a healthy people and economy.&quot;</strong></em><strong>&mdash;Maj. Gen. Darren Owens</strong></p> Splat! Whap! And there goes another $300 windshield http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/splat-whap-and-there-goes-another-300-windshield <div class="node-body blog-body">Surely a country that can send a man to the moon can come up with glass for windshields that won’t crack crazily when hit by a pebble or other object. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/splat-whap-and-there-goes-another-300-windshield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/splat-whap-and-there-goes-another-300-windshield#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:50:00 +0000 138001 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><strong>Windshield replacement costs U.S. vehicle owners millions of dollars annually.</strong><em>&mdash;Getty Images/Bill Pugliano</em></p> Could we eradicate the boll weevil again? Maybe not http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/could-we-eradicate-boll-weevil-again-maybe-not <div class="node-body blog-body">There's no guarantee cotton producers could eradicate the boll weevil if they had it to do over again given the political and regulatory climate they face today. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/could-we-eradicate-boll-weevil-again-maybe-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/could-we-eradicate-boll-weevil-again-maybe-not#comments Cotton Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:42:00 +0000 137781 at http://deltafarmpress.com Hats off to Bernie: A winner in the art of politicking http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hats-bernie-winner-art-politicking <div class="node-body blog-body">From the day of his announcement, Bernie was on the trail, going like the Energizer Bunny, doing all the campaign shticks one would expect of someone half his age.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hats-bernie-winner-art-politicking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hats-bernie-winner-art-politicking#comments Government Miscellaneous Election Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:51:00 +0000 137731 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Bernie Sanders was the epitome of gracious loser.</strong></em><strong>&mdash;Getty Images/Marc Piscotty</strong></p> A hunting trip and the far-reaching impact of a tiny insect http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hunting-trip-and-far-reaching-impact-tiny-insect <div class="node-body blog-body">Thanks to the boll weevil eradication program, the pest that ruined crops, fortunes, and lives is now history in Mississippi and the entire cotton belt, save for a small slice of south Texas.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hunting-trip-and-far-reaching-impact-tiny-insect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hunting-trip-and-far-reaching-impact-tiny-insect#comments Cotton Boll weevil Columnists Cotton Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:08:00 +0000 137691 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>&ldquo;The boll weevil dramatically changed my part of the world,&quot; says Mike McCormick, &quot;and it had a far-reaching impact on the lives of farmers and the economies of communities across the cotton belt.&quot;&nbsp;</strong></em></p> It matters not how much oil if there’s no food or TP http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/it-matters-not-how-much-oil-if-there-s-no-food-or-tp <div class="node-body blog-body">Food security isn’t a given. Example: Venezuela, where government mismanagement and economic woes have resulted in widespread hardship for its citizens.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/it-matters-not-how-much-oil-if-there-s-no-food-or-tp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/it-matters-not-how-much-oil-if-there-s-no-food-or-tp#comments Miscellaneous Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 137541 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>A long line of people wait before sunrise to buy basic foodstuffs at a supermarket in Venezuela.</strong></em><strong>&mdash;Getty Images/John Moore</strong></p> Food manufacturers boycott anti-GMO labeling activists in Vermont http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/food-manufacturers-boycott-anti-gmo-labeling-activists-vermont <div class="node-body blog-body">House and Senate approve new GMO labeling measures by wide margins, President Obama is expected to sign the legislation.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/food-manufacturers-boycott-anti-gmo-labeling-activists-vermont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/food-manufacturers-boycott-anti-gmo-labeling-activists-vermont#comments Corn Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:19:00 +0000 137481 at http://deltafarmpress.com The Brits revolt...and we're all hit in the pocketbook http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/brits-revoltand-were-all-hit-pocketbook <div class="node-body blog-body">The uncertainty and volatility related to Brexit may well go on for many months, or even for the two years it supposedly will take for the separation to become final.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/brits-revoltand-were-all-hit-pocketbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/brits-revoltand-were-all-hit-pocketbook#comments Markets Columnists Finance Farm Press Blog Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:25:00 +0000 137381 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><strong><em>Equity markets worldwide plunged on the news of Great Britain&#39;s vote to leave the European Union.</em>&mdash;Getty Images/Thomas Lohnes</strong></p> What do aerial applicators think of the new FAA drone rules? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-do-aerial-applicators-think-new-faa-drone-rules <div class="node-body blog-body">“A 2-pound bird – made of bones, muscle and sinew -- can shatter a plane’s window, go straight through. Imagine what hard plastic and a battery could do." -- Andrew Moore, Executive Director of the National Agricultural Aviation Association.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-do-aerial-applicators-think-new-faa-drone-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-do-aerial-applicators-think-new-faa-drone-rules#comments Government Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:33:00 +0000 137151 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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>