Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed en Competition beginning to heat up as need grows for better broadband http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/competition-beginning-heat-need-grows-better-broadband <div class="node-body blog-body">As more companies begin offering better and expanded broadband services, the handwriting will be on the wall for the old line telecoms and cable companies, and they will have to compete or die.</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/competition-beginning-heat-need-grows-better-broadband" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/competition-beginning-heat-need-grows-better-broadband#comments Management Miscellaneous Columnists Electronics and digital equipment Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:39:00 +0000 117641 at http://deltafarmpress.com Anti-GMO activist – say it ain’t so Chuck http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/anti-gmo-activist-say-it-ain-t-so-chuck <div class="node-body blog-body">Chuck Norris attempts roundhouse leg kick to commercial agriculture, but misses badly.</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/anti-gmo-activist-say-it-ain-t-so-chuck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/anti-gmo-activist-say-it-ain-t-so-chuck#comments Government Sustainable Agriculture Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Farm Press Blog Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:25:00 +0000 117441 at http://deltafarmpress.com Regulation, legislation and the road to agricultural utopia http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/regulation-legislation-and-road-agricultural-utopia <div class="node-body blog-body">Is agricultural utopia possible? Some regulators and environmentalists seem to think so.</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/regulation-legislation-and-road-agricultural-utopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/regulation-legislation-and-road-agricultural-utopia#comments Government Agriculture Technology Organic Farming Regulations Farm Press Blog Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:40:00 +0000 117431 at http://deltafarmpress.com Support for agriculture difficult when few people understand it http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/support-agriculture-difficult-when-few-people-understand-it <div class="node-body blog-body">There is an increasing “geographical disparity” and “a weakness of the ag industry, in general, in finding and capitalizing on opportunities for inter-commodity collaboration,” says Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford.</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/support-agriculture-difficult-when-few-people-understand-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/support-agriculture-difficult-when-few-people-understand-it#comments Government Miscellaneous Agriculture Columnists Farm Programs Farm Press Blog Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:19:00 +0000 117411 at http://deltafarmpress.com Small Vermont dairy farm stands up for biotechnology http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/small-vermont-dairy-farm-stands-biotechnology <div class="node-body blog-body">Genetic engineering can help all farmers improve their bottom lines, no matter what size the operation.</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/small-vermont-dairy-farm-stands-biotechnology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/small-vermont-dairy-farm-stands-biotechnology#comments Livestock Crops Feeds and Supplements Environmental groups Farm Press Blog Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:30:00 +0000 116941 at http://deltafarmpress.com Bump, jolt: nation’s highways grow worse as funds dry up http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bump-jolt-nation-s-highways-grow-worse-funds-dry <div class="node-body blog-body">Awful. Horrible. Disgraceful. Those are only a few of the terms used to describe the deplorable state of today’s highways. And it’s going to get worse before it gets better — if it gets better.</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/bump-jolt-nation-s-highways-grow-worse-funds-dry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bump-jolt-nation-s-highways-grow-worse-funds-dry#comments Government Miscellaneous Government People Farm Press Blog Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 117221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Agriculture must redefine GMO conversation http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/agriculture-must-redefine-gmo-conversation <div class="node-body blog-body">“In general, we find a large and growing number of consumers who stigmatize GMOs,” said David Just, co-director, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs. “This stigma has long been a factor in Europe, and we see the same pattern emerging in the United States.”</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/agriculture-must-redefine-gmo-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/agriculture-must-redefine-gmo-conversation#comments Management Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Corn Farm Press Blog Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:44:00 +0000 116951 at http://deltafarmpress.com Livestock and biofuels projected to outpace crops in next decade http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/livestock-and-biofuels-projected-outpace-crops-next-decade <div class="node-body blog-body">The greatest growth in world crop production over the next decade is forecast to be in oilseeds, up 26 percent, driven by strong demand for biofuels. </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/livestock-and-biofuels-projected-outpace-crops-next-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/livestock-and-biofuels-projected-outpace-crops-next-decade#comments Markets Management Miscellaneous Columnists Crops Energy Crop Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:40:00 +0000 116961 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mississippi pollinator protection project first on commercial farmland http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland <div class="node-body blog-body">“Operation Pollinator,” a global biodiversity program that restores native pollinators in a variety of landscapes by creating essential habitats is launching its first project on commercial farmland in the U.S., a joint effort by Syngenta and Delta F.A.R.M.</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/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mississippi-pollinator-protection-project-first-commercial-farmland#comments Management Miscellaneous Crops Groups & Organizations Columnists Crops Insects Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +0000 116721 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>The goal with Operation Pollinator is to showcase that agriculture and biodiversity can coexist.</p> Hard to feed the world without genetic engineering http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hard-feed-world-without-genetic-engineering <div class="node-body blog-body">To feed the world in 2050, the world will need genetic engineering.</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/hard-feed-world-without-genetic-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hard-feed-world-without-genetic-engineering#comments Government Management Biotech Seed/Transgenic Seed Crops Organic Farming Variable Rate Application Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:48:00 +0000 116391 at http://deltafarmpress.com Pesticides residues -- consumers continue to miss the point http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/pesticides-residues-consumers-continue-miss-point <div class="node-body blog-body">American consumers often equate danger with the appearance of pesticide residue on food, no matter how Infinitesimal it may be. But toxicity is all about the dose.</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/pesticides-residues-consumers-continue-miss-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/pesticides-residues-consumers-continue-miss-point#comments Management Pesticides Farm Press Blog Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:29:00 +0000 116411 at http://deltafarmpress.com A #@% here, a b*l*e*e*p there, civility’s scarce on the Internet http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/here-bleep-there-civility-s-scarce-internet <div class="node-body blog-body">Incivility is becoming a national epidemic, according to a recent poll. That was amply demonstrated in Twitter comments about election results the evening of the runoff for the Mississippi U.S. Senate seat.</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/here-bleep-there-civility-s-scarce-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/here-bleep-there-civility-s-scarce-internet#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:58:00 +0000 116501 at http://deltafarmpress.com Five reasons why we fight mandatory GMO labeling http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/five-reasons-why-we-fight-mandatory-gmo-labeling <div class="node-body blog-body">The fight against mandatory GMO labeling -- is sustainable agriculture is at stake?</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/five-reasons-why-we-fight-mandatory-gmo-labeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/five-reasons-why-we-fight-mandatory-gmo-labeling#comments Government Crops Organic Farming Farm Press Blog Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 116071 at http://deltafarmpress.com Amid the BBQ, parades, fireworks, let’s remember holiday’s meaning http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/amid-bbq-parades-fireworks-let-s-remember-holiday-s-meaning <div class="node-body blog-body">We would do well on this July 4 to pause for a moment and reflect on just how blessed we are to be a part of this long-running experiment in freedom and democracy.</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/amid-bbq-parades-fireworks-let-s-remember-holiday-s-meaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/amid-bbq-parades-fireworks-let-s-remember-holiday-s-meaning#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:47:00 +0000 116131 at http://deltafarmpress.com Revamping soybean plant structure could boost yield, use less water http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/revamping-soybean-plant-structure-could-boost-yield-use-less-water <div class="node-body blog-body">Scientists have modeled the entire soybean plant and used a “numerical optimization” technique to try a very large number of combinations of structural traits to see which combination produced the best results with respect to the three main goals.</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/revamping-soybean-plant-structure-could-boost-yield-use-less-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/revamping-soybean-plant-structure-could-boost-yield-use-less-water#comments Soybeans Management Columnists Soybean Farm Press Blog Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:18:00 +0000 116051 at http://deltafarmpress.com