Delta Farm Press en Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events <div class="node-body article-body">Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Cotton Legislative Outlook Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Events Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:04:00 +0000 46561 at ‘It’s time for a conversation about sustainability’ <div class="node-body article-body">"From a sustainability standpoint, it may be more efficient and sustainable to have greater production in the U.S. and North America.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulatory Management Practices and Systems Conservation Management Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:47:00 +0000 140821 at <p><em><strong>Larry Falconer, from left, Extension professor at the Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, Miss.; James Barnes, associate professor of agricultural economics at Mississippi State University; and Dan Spencer, agricultural economics masters student at MSU, were among those attending the annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Economics Association.</strong></em></p> Lloyd McCuiston Jr. and a life fully lived <div class="field-deck"> Farmer, engineer, veteran, businessman and politician </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“(My father) bought some land in the bottoms for about $15 per acre. In the early 1940s, he had to clear the timber and all he had was hand labor and an old tractor — I remember it had steel wheels. They didn’t have any bulldozers, but they had close to 800 acres when the job was done. It was some nasty, old gumbo land. It was very tough to clear. They made roads by putting trees down." -- Lloyd McCuiston, Jr. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Equipment Government Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:41:00 +0000 141141 at <p>Justin McCuiston says his grandfather, Lloyd, &ldquo;has led an interesting life &ndash; he just dives right in. Nothing seems to scare him.&rdquo;</p> What you need to know about game cameras <div class="field-byline"> Jacob Dykes, MSU Extension Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Game cameras, also known as trail cameras, are among the advancements in technology that can improve hunting and management.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land Management Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:25:00 +0000 140861 at <p><em>Game cameras can capture images of some of the most elusive wildlife and their babies.</em></p> Photo by MSU Extension Service/Jacob Dykes Application techniques affect efficacy of crop chemistries <div class="field-byline"> Patrick R. Shepard, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mid-South cotton growers are overspraying Bt cotton more and more every year, says Arkansas Extension Cotton Specialist Bill Robertson, and “some technology traits are holding up better than others — but we’re having to overspray all technologies more now than we have in the past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:20:00 +0000 140851 at Growers considering switch from flood to furrow in Mid-South rice <div class="node-body gallery-body">Low prices are leading rice farmers to consider trying furrow-irrigated or row rice to try to save water and money and eke out profits.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:03:00 +0000 141171 at <p>Will fields like this bay of rice variety plots at the Rice Research Station in Crowley, La., begin to fade from the scene.</p> So Mr. Claver-Carone, how’s that embargo working for you? <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. rice farmers and other commodity groups are hoping Trump administration will back away from some of candidate's comments about trade with Cuba.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislative Rice Farm Press Blog Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:42:00 +0000 141151 at <p>While U.S. farmers upgrade their rice production techniques, U.S. government relies on 60-year-old embargo to force change in Cuba.</p> 35th Annual Ag Expo Jan. 13-14, West Monroe, La. <div class="node-body article-body">Ag Expo 2017 — sponsored by the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council — is scheduled for Jan. 13-14 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:33:00 +0000 140871 at LSU AgCenter’s Harrell: Avoid blast-susceptible varieties in row rice <div class="node-body video-body">Planting blast-resistant or avoiding blast-susceptible rice varieties may be one of the keys to making furrow-irrigated or row rice work in the Mid-South, specialists say.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:02:00 +0000 141131 at China offers trade opportunities for U.S. ag <div class="node-body article-body">Brady Sidwell knows China. He understands the value of an economy that boasts a 6 percent annual growth rate. He recognizes the importance of the growth rate of China’s middle class.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outlook Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:26:00 +0000 140781 at <p><em>Brady Sidwell, left, chats with&nbsp; OSU marketing specialist Kim Anderson during the recent&nbsp; OSU Extension Rural Economic Outlook Conference in Stillwater.</em></p> Deltapine® Varieties Offer Strong Performance and Better Weed Control in 2017 <div class="field-byline"> SPONSORED </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With EPA approval of XtendiMax™ herbicide with VaporGrip™ Technology for in-crop use, cotton growers can now access the best weed control with Deltapine varieties.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Voice Sponsored Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 141121 at <p>High-performing Deltapine&reg; varieties offer strong yield and fiber quality potential, as well as a new tool for weed management that, as part of the Roundup Ready&reg; Xtend Crop System, controls more weeds than any other system available today.</p> Agriculture’s great story too often not being told <div class="node-body article-body">"We really need to focus on in bridging the gap between the factual and the emotional in news about agriculture," says Shane Hand, Bayer Crop Science.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Technology Management Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:10:00 +0000 140841 at <p><em><strong>Dan Petrolia, from left, associate professor of agricultural economics at Mississippi State University; Bert Greenwalt, professor of agricultural economics at Arkansas State University; Russell Robertston, Staplcotn, Greenwood, Miss.; and Ethan Goggans, Community Bank, Hattiesburg, Miss., were among those attending the annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Economics Association.</strong></em></p> Cover Crops, Soil Health, Water Management Conference Dec. 13-14 <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers from Arkansas and surrounding states will attend the Southern Agricultural Cover Crops, Soil Health and Water Management Conference.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land Management Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:01:00 +0000 140891 at Three steps to a profitable cottonseed selection <div class="field-byline"> SPONSORED </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agronomists offer tips on choosing varieties to maximize quality, yield and profit.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Voice Sponsored Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 141091 at Row rice farmers, specialists, consultants learning on the go <div class="node-body video-body">Farmers, specialists, consultants learning intricacies of new furrow-irrigated rice production system, a system still in its infancy, researchers say.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:10:00 +0000 141111 at What you should know about newly approved dicamba formulations <div class="field-byline"> Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Weed Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The label to spray dicamba on Xtend soybean and cotton has arrived. Specifically, the dicamba products that will be labeled are XtendiMax from Monsanto and Engenia (label expected in the future) from BASF.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:00 +0000 140771 at New auxin herbicide labels will require application adjustments <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi State University Extension specialists put together training program to help farmers learn how to properly apply auxin herbicides. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Regulatory Technology Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:06:00 +0000 141101 at <p><em>Dr. Dan Reynolds, right, answers questions from Ted Medlin following his presentation at the Memphis Ag Club.</em></p> Mississippi Extension builds training program for auxin herbicides <div class="node-body video-body">Mississippi State University Extension specialists putting finishing touches on new training program for proper application of new 2,4-D, dicamba herbicides.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:02:00 +0000 141081 at This week's commodity and financial chart analyses <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/weeks-commodity-and-financial-chart-analyses" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Trading range may be product of recent developments in the financial markets on soybean futures going forward, University of Arkansas analysis shows.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:18:00 +0000 141071 at Are cotton, soybean prices headed higher? <div class="field-byline"> By Bobby Coats </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weekly commodity chart analysis pointing to possible bullishness for cotton, soybeans, not so much for corn, rice. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:25:00 +0000 141061 at Where do new Arkansas dicamba regulations stand? <div class="field-deck"> Increased fines for 2017 ‘highly doubtful’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“A Plant Board committee worked on the civil penalty ... and their proposal is to raise the civil penalty to $25,000. That’s the number that’s been bandied around." -- Otis Howe, Arkansas Plant Board chairman.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Regulatory Management Technology Herbicide-tolerant crops Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:02:00 +0000 141051 at Straight from the heart: Farmers telling agriculture’s story <div class="node-body blog-body">“The Farm Families of Mississippi — Professionals from the Ground Up” 2017 media campaign will launch in February.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Management Columnists Crops Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +0000 141041 at <p><strong><em>&ldquo;This campaign is very important for people who ride along the highways and see billboards, or watch TV commercials that tell the farmer&rsquo;s story.&quot;</em></strong></p> Start clean, stay clean key to row rice success <div class="node-body video-body">Weed control may not be any more difficult in furrow-irrigated rice than it is in conventional rice, farmers and rice specialists report at Louisiana meeting.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:56:00 +0000 141031 at Management tips for top forage production <div class="field-byline"> University of Arkansas, System Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The drought covering much of Arkansas in mid-November was severely impeding winter forage growth, but that shouldn’t stop ranchers from using good management practices.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:17:00 +0000 140751 at MSU 2016 Row Crop Short Course Dec. 5-7. <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi State University Extension Service’s 2016 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University Dec. 5-7.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:49:00 +0000 140811 at More seasonal workers from overseas head to Mid-South farms <div class="field-deck"> The Department of Labor ‘overwhelmed’ with requests </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The primary challenge for employers seeking H-2B workers is the current statutory cap of 66,000 annually. There is much more demand than limits, making the process highly competitive." -- Chad Causey, Causey Law Firm. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Regulatory Management Equipment Hiring Regulations Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:29:00 +0000 140581 at Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images. Max out your rice yields with preemergent herbicide <div class="node-body video-body">For the best rice yields, you need quick, early-season weed control. A powerful pre-emergent herbicide can knock down weeds before they get out of hand.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Voice Sponsored Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000 140951 at State legislatures changing with urban population growth <div class="node-body video-body">Southern Crop Production Association members working to educate legislators on their food supply and the crop protection chemicals it takes to produce it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislative Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:22:00 +0000 141011 at Mrs. Dixie Ramey - 100 production seasons <div class="field-byline"> Brad Robb, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For Dixie Ramey, her upcoming 100th birthday will be an opportunity to ride the rural roads of Mississippi County, Ark., gazing at land which has been a part her life for almost a century.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:31:00 +0000 140791 at <p>After signing her name on a round module with an indelible marker, Mrs. Dixie Ramey seems to pause in reflection.</p> Photo by Brad Robb Will the Heritage Foundation write the next farm bill? <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers could have some difficult conversations with their lenders ahead of them as reports of lower farm incomes come rolling in.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislative Farm Press Blog Wed, 23 Nov 2016 02:03:00 +0000 141001 at