Delta Farm Press http://deltafarmpress.com/rss.xml en H.W. ‘Kip’ Butts to headline Ag Market Network teleconference http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hw-kip-butts-headline-ag-market-network-teleconference <div class="node-body article-body">Informa Economics' H.W. "Kipp" Butts will discuss supply and demand numbers and impact of China cotton reserve auction at Ag Market Network teleconference. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hw-kip-butts-headline-ag-market-network-teleconference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hw-kip-butts-headline-ag-market-network-teleconference#comments Cotton Markets Government Thu, 05 May 2016 14:37:00 +0000 135451 at http://deltafarmpress.com Reality check needed for non-farm residents? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/reality-check-needed-non-farm-residents <div class="node-body blog-body">Weed Science Society of America herbicide elimination estimates lead to questions about perceptions of environmentla activist groups.</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/reality-check-needed-non-farm-residents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/reality-check-needed-non-farm-residents#comments Soybeans Corn Government Farm Press Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 14:17:00 +0000 135431 at http://deltafarmpress.com When should you treat wheat for armyworms? http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/when-should-you-treat-wheat-armyworms <div class="field-byline"> Gus Lorenz, Arkansas Extension Entomologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The armyworm population in Arkansas wheat is very early this year and there are reports of armyworms in wheat that is flowering to early grain fill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/when-should-you-treat-wheat-armyworms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/when-should-you-treat-wheat-armyworms#comments Wheat Management Thu, 05 May 2016 14:02:00 +0000 135401 at http://deltafarmpress.com Webinar: Research-based insights into thrips management in cotton http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/webinar-research-based-insights-thrips-management-cotton <div class="field-byline"> Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new Focus on Cotton webcast provides data on how different thrips management strategies contribute to improved plant growth, plant health, and overall yield.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/webinar-research-based-insights-thrips-management-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/webinar-research-based-insights-thrips-management-cotton#comments Cotton Management Thu, 05 May 2016 13:11:00 +0000 135421 at http://deltafarmpress.com AGCO teams with iMaps to implement app to better drive business http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/agco-teams-imaps-implement-app-better-drive-business <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>AGCO Corporation has teamed up with iMaps to implement QlikView, the business intelligence and visualization software. AGCO was looking for a unique solution to integrate and analyze a huge amount of complex data from many different sources inside and outside the company in order to better drive business.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/agco-teams-imaps-implement-app-better-drive-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Thu, 05 May 2016 11:56:51 +0000 135411 at http://deltafarmpress.com Beef prices down, cattlemen look to cut costs http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/beef-prices-down-cattlemen-look-cut-costs <div class="field-byline"> Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for beef is increasing, but producers may not feel the benefits if cattle prices do not improve before the end of 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/beef-prices-down-cattlemen-look-cut-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/beef-prices-down-cattlemen-look-cut-costs#comments Livestock Markets Management Wed, 04 May 2016 14:03:00 +0000 135301 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Veterinarian Jacques Fuselier talks to attendees of a beef cattle and forage field day about body condition scoring on April 29 at the LSU AgCenter Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station in Clinton, La.</em></p> Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter How is the economy looking in Mid-South farm country? http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/how-economy-looking-mid-south-farm-country <div class="field-deck"> Report from the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"Business and life have three cycles: you’re either in a problem, coming out of a problem or going into a problem. We’re obviously in a problem now, coming off one of the best runs in crop agriculture.” -- Greg Cole, CEO, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/how-economy-looking-mid-south-farm-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/how-economy-looking-mid-south-farm-country#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Management Finance Wed, 04 May 2016 14:01:00 +0000 135311 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/cuba-trade-tpp-rice-and-legislature-expectations" target="_blank">Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture</a>, left, and <a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/delta-could-lose-one-fourth-its-farmers-2016-economic-downturn" target="_blank">Greg Cole, CEO, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services</a>, both spoke at the April 22 Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference.</p> New Arkansas glyphosate-tolerant soybean offers higher yields http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/new-arkansas-glyphosate-tolerant-soybean-offers-higher-yields <div class="field-byline"> Fred Miller, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The second University of Arkansas soybean variety based on Roundup Ready technology offers higher yields and a more upright plant than its predecessor, says soybean breeder Pengyin Chen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/new-arkansas-glyphosate-tolerant-soybean-offers-higher-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/new-arkansas-glyphosate-tolerant-soybean-offers-higher-yields#comments Soybeans Management Wed, 04 May 2016 13:56:00 +0000 135221 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Ph.D. student Liliana Florez harvests soybeans by hand from a breeding plot at the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Fayetteville.</em></p> (Photo: University of Arkansas, Oct. 28, 2010) Delta could lose one-fourth of its farmers in 2016 economic downturn http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/delta-could-lose-one-fourth-its-farmers-2016-economic-downturn <div class="node-body video-body">Greg Cole, CEO of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, says Mid-South could lose the bottom fourth of its producers before the current economic downturn ends.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/delta-could-lose-one-fourth-its-farmers-2016-economic-downturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/delta-could-lose-one-fourth-its-farmers-2016-economic-downturn#comments Cotton Markets Government Wed, 04 May 2016 13:24:00 +0000 135291 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward, left, visits with Greg Cole, president and CEO of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, at the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference.</p> EPA committee reportedly classifies glyphosate as ‘not likely carcinogenic’ http://deltafarmpress.com/government/epa-committee-reportedly-classifies-glyphosate-not-likely-carcinogenic <div class="field-deck"> Agency subsequently pulls report from website </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EPA Cancer Risk Assessment Committee completes report on glyphosate not likely to be a carcinogen; report is pulled from EPA website.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/epa-committee-reportedly-classifies-glyphosate-not-likely-carcinogenic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/epa-committee-reportedly-classifies-glyphosate-not-likely-carcinogenic#comments Government Tue, 03 May 2016 17:02:00 +0000 135281 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Farmers prepare to plant a field that has been &quot;burned down&quot; with glyphosate herbicide in the Mississippi Delta.</p> Stressful times may require farmers to get help with bankruptcy http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/stressful-times-may-require-farmers-get-help-bankruptcy <div class="node-body video-body">With stressful times occurring across agriculture in the Mid-South and elsewhere, more growers may need the services of a good bankruptcy attorney.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/stressful-times-may-require-farmers-get-help-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/stressful-times-may-require-farmers-get-help-bankruptcy#comments Cotton Government Management Tue, 03 May 2016 15:06:00 +0000 135271 at http://deltafarmpress.com Sedges hit Arkansas rice: is it yellow nutsedge or rice flatsedge? http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/sedges-hit-arkansas-rice-it-yellow-nutsedge-or-rice-flatsedge <div class="node-body article-body">Sedges are a problem in many early-season Arkansas rice field. In some cases the sedges are emerging before the rice. Is it yellow nutsedge or rice flatsedge?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/sedges-hit-arkansas-rice-it-yellow-nutsedge-or-rice-flatsedge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/sedges-hit-arkansas-rice-it-yellow-nutsedge-or-rice-flatsedge#comments Rice Management Tue, 03 May 2016 14:20:00 +0000 135241 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>If yellow nutsedge is suspected, dig carefully and look for the small, round tubers or nuts. Keep in mind they are sometimes difficult to find.</p> Photo: Ford Baldwin Farmers push through heavy rains to plant crops http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/farmers-push-through-heavy-rains-plant-crops <div class="field-byline"> Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="field-deck"> Progress in Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite weekly waves of heavy rains, Arkansas farmers have pushed across their fields, planting soybeans, rice, cotton and corn ahead of the five-year average pace.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/farmers-push-through-heavy-rains-plant-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/farmers-push-through-heavy-rains-plant-crops#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Government Management National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Tue, 03 May 2016 14:05:00 +0000 135231 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Mid-South corn producers are struggling to plant their fields as frequent, heavy rains have left conditions too wet and muddy to operate on most days this spring. This corn field in Noxubee County, Miss., was photographed April 12, 2016.</p> Photo: MSU Extension Service/Kat Lawrence Kudzu bugs in Arkansas, soybean damage a concern for first time http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/kudzu-bugs-arkansas-soybean-damage-concern-first-time <div class="field-byline"> Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kudzu bugs, silently building their numbers since 2014, are now poised to be a threat to the Arkansas soybean crop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/kudzu-bugs-arkansas-soybean-damage-concern-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/kudzu-bugs-arkansas-soybean-damage-concern-first-time#comments Soybeans Management Tue, 03 May 2016 13:32:00 +0000 135211 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Kudzu bugs have been detected in at least seven counties throughout Arkansas; row crop experts suspect they may begin to damage soybean crops in 2016.</em></p> Photo: Nick Seiter When starter fertilizers can raise crop yields, profits http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/when-starter-fertilizers-can-raise-crop-yields-profits <div class="field-byline"> Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Often a good starter fertilizer can give a crop that all-important good start that can make a positive difference in yield, maturation, and profits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/when-starter-fertilizers-can-raise-crop-yields-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/when-starter-fertilizers-can-raise-crop-yields-profits#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Management Mon, 02 May 2016 15:54:00 +0000 135201 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press Iowa lawsuit pits voluntary conservation against increased regulations http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/iowa-lawsuit-pits-voluntary-conservation-against-increased-regulations <div class="field-deck"> Des Moines Water Works spending up to $7,000 a day to remove nitrates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Des Moines Water Works lawsuit seeking to force drainage districts in Iowa to pay for nitrate removal may be delayed, attorneys report. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/iowa-lawsuit-pits-voluntary-conservation-against-increased-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/iowa-lawsuit-pits-voluntary-conservation-against-increased-regulations#comments Corn Government Agriculture Technology Mon, 02 May 2016 15:44:00 +0000 135191 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Alexandra Chase, left, research fellow with the National Sea Grant Law Center, University of Mississippi School of Law, discusses the Des Moines Water Works case at the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference. Other speakers on the [panel were Ross Pifer, Center for Agricultural &amp; Shale Law, Penn State Law; Peggy Kirk Hall, director, Agricultural &amp; Resource Law Program, The Ohio State University; Rusty Rumley, senior staff attorney, National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture; and Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center.</p> Farm labor shortage reported in 20 states, and visa backlog blamed http://deltafarmpress.com/management/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paperwork delays have created a backlog of 30 days or more in processing H-2A applications at both the Department of Labor and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed#comments Government Management Mon, 02 May 2016 13:46:00 +0000 135151 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images Government overreach: Climate change and free speech http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/government-overreach-climate-change-and-free-speech <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s rather ham-handed, in a country that pays at least lip service to freedom of speech, that our government would consider using the law to suppress dissent.</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/government-overreach-climate-change-and-free-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/government-overreach-climate-change-and-free-speech#comments Government Government Weather Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 13:25:00 +0000 135181 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Flooding events are predicted to be more frequent and more severe with a changing climate.&mdash;Getty Images/Rusty Russell</strong></em></p> WOTUS rule could increase cost, frustration on CWA 404 enforcement http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/wotus-rule-could-increase-cost-frustration-cwa-404-enforcement <div class="node-body video-body">EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule appears to be here to stay, will further complicate Clean Water Act "navigable water' interpretations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/wotus-rule-could-increase-cost-frustration-cwa-404-enforcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/wotus-rule-could-increase-cost-frustration-cwa-404-enforcement#comments Soybeans Government Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:42:00 +0000 135171 at http://deltafarmpress.com Highly leveraged farms trending upward http://deltafarmpress.com/management/highly-leveraged-farms-trending-upward <div class="field-byline"> USDA Economic Research Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The share of U.S. farms highly leveraged (debt-to-asset ratios greater than .40) has trended upward since 2012 and is forecast to increase in 2015 and 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/highly-leveraged-farms-trending-upward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/highly-leveraged-farms-trending-upward#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:48:00 +0000 135161 at http://deltafarmpress.com Louisiana soybean planting off to slow start http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/louisiana-soybean-planting-slow-start <div class="field-byline"> Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wet fields have been an all-too-common sight across Louisiana. Many soybean farmers have yet to begin planting because of the wet conditions even though the optimum planting window for soybeans has been open for nearly two weeks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/louisiana-soybean-planting-slow-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/louisiana-soybean-planting-slow-start#comments Soybeans Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:41:00 +0000 135141 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Young soybeans emerge on a research plot located at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria, La. Wet conditions have slowed soybean planting across the state. With the optimum planting date window ending around the first part of May, farmers had only planted less than 10 percent of the state&rsquo;s anticipated acreage by the last week of April.</em></p> Photo: Ronnie Levy, LSU AgCenter Spraying wheat with fungicide to control scab must be timely http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/spraying-wheat-fungicide-control-scab-must-be-timely <div class="field-byline"> Duane Dailey, University of Missouri Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After a horrible wheat scab year in 2015, some Missouri farmers want to start spraying. A Missouri agronomist says spraying must be timely to be most effective.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/spraying-wheat-fungicide-control-scab-must-be-timely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/spraying-wheat-fungicide-control-scab-must-be-timely#comments Wheat Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:29:00 +0000 135131 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Wheat with fusarium head blight.</em></p> Photo: Donald Groth, LSU AgCenter What are your herbicide options for large Palmer amaranth in corn? http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/what-are-your-herbicide-options-large-palmer-amaranth-corn <div class="field-byline"> Larry Steckel, Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A good bit of Tennessee's early April-planted corn will need to be sprayed post shortly. There is likely to be some good size Palmer amaranth up in some fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/what-are-your-herbicide-options-large-palmer-amaranth-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/what-are-your-herbicide-options-large-palmer-amaranth-corn#comments Corn Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:43:00 +0000 135121 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Large Palmer amaranth in large corn.</p> Photo: University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Bloomberg: Monsanto says new technology to help GMOs fight pest resistance http://deltafarmpress.com/management/bloomberg-monsanto-says-new-technology-help-gmos-fight-pest-resistance <div class="field-byline"> Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, said a new technology can help its crops fight off pests that have developed resistance to previous genetically modified varieties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/bloomberg-monsanto-says-new-technology-help-gmos-fight-pest-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/bloomberg-monsanto-says-new-technology-help-gmos-fight-pest-resistance#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:43:00 +0000 135111 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas Agriculture Department opens 2016 Arkansas Century Farms Program http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program <div class="field-deck"> New applications accepted through May 31 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"In honoring those families who are part of this great tradition, the Arkansas Century Farm Program recognizes the historical relevance of the family farm and its important place in Arkansas's future." -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Management Miscellaneous Events Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:43:00 +0000 135091 at http://deltafarmpress.com PrecisionHawk gets DuPont as newest investor http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/precisionhawk-gets-dupont-newest-investor <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>PrecisionHawk &ndash; a leading provider of aerial data and safety platforms for drones &ndash; announced April 27 that DuPont has joined its previously announced round of series C funding.</p> <p>As a provider of drones and drone data tools for the agricultural market, <a href="http://www.precisionhawk.com/lancaster" target="_blank">PrecisionHawk</a> has been providing its tools and services to DuPont as a customer for a number of years.</p> <p>This collaboration will work to accelerate the commercial use of drones and build the tools that matter for agriculture.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/precisionhawk-gets-dupont-newest-investor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:20:40 +0000 135101 at http://deltafarmpress.com EU policy change affects Arkansas peanut production http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-policy-change-affects-arkansas-peanut-production <div class="field-byline"> Travis Faske, Arkansas Extension Plant Pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A policy change by the European Union will affect the use of propiconazole and phosphorus acid/phosphite fungicides in peanuts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-policy-change-affects-arkansas-peanut-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/eu-policy-change-affects-arkansas-peanut-production#comments Peanuts Management Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:51:00 +0000 135081 at http://deltafarmpress.com World mill use needs to rebound for cotton prices to advance: Part III http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/world-mill-use-needs-rebound-cotton-prices-advance-part-iii <div class="node-body video-body">World cotton mill use declined nearly 20 million bales between 2006 and 2011 but has since begun to rebound. Much more improvement is needed, NCC officials say.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/world-mill-use-needs-rebound-cotton-prices-advance-part-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/world-mill-use-needs-rebound-cotton-prices-advance-part-iii#comments Cotton Markets Government Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:28:00 +0000 135071 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mid-South Ag Law Conference covers wide range of issues in Memphis http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mid-south-ag-law-conference-covers-wide-range-issues-memphis <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference presents intense sessions on the issues that confront farmers in difficult economic times.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mid-south-ag-law-conference-covers-wide-range-issues-memphis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mid-south-ag-law-conference-covers-wide-range-issues-memphis#comments Soybeans Rice Government Miscellaneous Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:55:00 +0000 135061 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Bill Bridgforth and Rusty Rumley were among participants in this year&#39;s Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference.</p> Diseases, weather, planting date focus of small grains field day http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/diseases-weather-planting-date-focus-small-grains-field-day <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It’s important to think about planting date and heading date,” said Steve Harrison, LSU AgCenter small grains breeder. For wheat plants to make seed requires vernalization, which is a period of about six weeks of 40-degree weather in Louisiana.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/diseases-weather-planting-date-focus-small-grains-field-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/wheat/diseases-weather-planting-date-focus-small-grains-field-day#comments Wheat Management Weed Control Crops Grains Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:16:00 +0000 135051 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>LSU AgCenter plant pathologists Boyd Padgett, front, and Trey Price examine wheat leaves for indications of scab disease.</em></p>