Farm Press Blog http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/37656/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en U.S. and Mexico are ‘rising stars’ in manufacturing competitiveness http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/us-and-mexico-are-rising-stars-manufacturing-competitiveness <div class="node-body blog-body">The wage differential between the U.S. and China isn’t as big as it once was. One major factor in the change is the increasing advantage the U.S. has in energy resources, particularly natural gas.</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/us-and-mexico-are-rising-stars-manufacturing-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/us-and-mexico-are-rising-stars-manufacturing-competitiveness#comments Markets Miscellaneous Government Columnists Marketing and Promotion Farm Press Blog Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:25:00 +0000 119021 at http://deltafarmpress.com Ill-advised pesticide ban costing European farmers up to half their crops http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ill-advised-pesticide-ban-costing-european-farmers-half-their-crops <div class="node-body blog-body">European Union farmers plowing up rapeseed crops after flea beetles take out up to 50 percent of their crops.</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/ill-advised-pesticide-ban-costing-european-farmers-half-their-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ill-advised-pesticide-ban-costing-european-farmers-half-their-crops#comments Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:42:00 +0000 119011 at http://deltafarmpress.com And with that glass of iced tea, a heaping helping of sticker shock http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-glass-iced-tea-heaping-helping-sticker-shock <div class="node-body blog-body">As food prices spiral ever upward — despite the government bean counters’ ongoing insistence that food inflation is negligible — restaurants have apparently latched onto drinks as a significant profit generator. </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-glass-iced-tea-heaping-helping-sticker-shock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-glass-iced-tea-heaping-helping-sticker-shock#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:10:00 +0000 118891 at http://deltafarmpress.com Don Self’s love for peanuts won friends far and wide http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/don-self-s-love-peanuts-won-friends-far-and-wide <div class="node-body blog-body">Although he and his father were for years mostly cotton and soybean farmers, when a peanut company was looking for growers in northeast Mississippi, Don Self signed up — and in a few years had become a leader in the peanut industry.</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/don-self-s-love-peanuts-won-friends-far-and-wide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/don-self-s-love-peanuts-won-friends-far-and-wide#comments Peanuts Farm Press Blog Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:40:00 +0000 118681 at http://deltafarmpress.com Modern agriculture like farming in a fishbowl http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/modern-agriculture-farming-fishbowl <div class="node-body blog-body">New weed control technologies will demand stewardship of technology and perception.</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/modern-agriculture-farming-fishbowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/modern-agriculture-farming-fishbowl#comments Corn Corn National Soybean Traits USDA Farm Press Blog Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:45:00 +0000 118501 at http://deltafarmpress.com Genetic engineering – just scratching the surface http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/genetic-engineering-just-scratching-surface <div class="node-body blog-body">Misunderstanding usually accompanies the advent of a revolutionary technology, but resistance typically dissipates as benefits become too substantial to ignore. </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/genetic-engineering-just-scratching-surface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/genetic-engineering-just-scratching-surface#comments Management Crops Management Traits Farm Press Blog Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:59:00 +0000 118371 at http://deltafarmpress.com Long days, fatigue heighten risk of accidents during harvest period http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/long-days-fatigue-heighten-risk-accidents-during-harvest-period <div class="node-body blog-body">With harvest season moving into full swing across the Mid-South, and Sept. 21-27 designated “National Farm Safety and Health Week,” the “Let’s be careful” message is particularly relevant.</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/long-days-fatigue-heighten-risk-accidents-during-harvest-period" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/long-days-fatigue-heighten-risk-accidents-during-harvest-period#comments Management Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists Safety Farm Press Blog Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 118421 at http://deltafarmpress.com Yet another organic study falls short http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/yet-another-organic-study-falls-short <div class="node-body blog-body">New study says organic healthier, but other scientists beg to differ.</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/yet-another-organic-study-falls-short" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/yet-another-organic-study-falls-short#comments Management Organic Farming Pesticides Farm Press Blog Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:47:00 +0000 118361 at http://deltafarmpress.com The Dark Continent: Increasing potential as a global economic power http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/dark-continent-increasing-potential-global-economic-power <div class="node-body blog-body">Analysts predict that an increasingly urbanized Africa can be a $1 trillion food market by 2030, leaps and bounds ahead of the current $315 billion. And many of the world’s fastest-growing economies are in Africa.</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/dark-continent-increasing-potential-global-economic-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/dark-continent-increasing-potential-global-economic-power#comments Markets Miscellaneous Columnists Management Marketing and Promotion Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:15:00 +0000 118221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Net farm income declining as production costs rise, prices fall http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/net-farm-income-declining-production-costs-rise-prices-fall <div class="node-body blog-body">Net farm income is down, input costs are rising and prices are falling, but U.S. farmers are still the best in the world.</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/net-farm-income-declining-production-costs-rise-prices-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/net-farm-income-declining-production-costs-rise-prices-fall#comments Management Inputs Farm Press Blog Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:53:00 +0000 118001 at http://deltafarmpress.com