Grains http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5273/more en Precision planting technology pays dividends for Jack and Brandon Huerkamp http://deltafarmpress.com/management/precision-planting-technology-pays-dividends-jack-and-brandon-huerkamp <div class="node-body article-body">“You’ve got to be careful to not be so dazzled by the bells and whistles of technology that you overlook the main reasons for buying it," says Mississippi farmer Jack Huerkamp. "The overriding consideration should be: Will it help me to do my work more efficiently, and will it make money for me?”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/precision-planting-technology-pays-dividends-jack-and-brandon-huerkamp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/precision-planting-technology-pays-dividends-jack-and-brandon-huerkamp#comments Cotton Corn Management Agriculture Technology Corn Cotton Crops Equipment Management No Till Technology Variable Rate Application Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:16:00 +0000 117941 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "><strong style="font-size: 13px; ">JACK HUERKAMP, right, and son Brandon with the precision planter equipment they say gives them more consistent crops, regardless of soil type or compaction, and better yields. They grow cotton and corn in Noxubee County, Miss.</strong></em></p> USDA forecast for corn yield – 172 bushels http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/usda-forecast-corn-yield-172-bushels <div class="node-body article-body">Records likely to be broken in yield and production for corn/beans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/usda-forecast-corn-yield-172-bushels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/usda-forecast-corn-yield-172-bushels#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Fiber Crops Grains Soybean Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:27:00 +0000 118141 at http://deltafarmpress.com Jimmy Hoppe’s farm truck now pulling camper and kayaks http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/jimmy-hoppe-s-farm-truck-now-pulling-camper-and-kayaks <div class="node-body article-body">After 50 years of rice farming, Jimmy Hoppe retired in 2012, but still runs a specialty rice package business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/jimmy-hoppe-s-farm-truck-now-pulling-camper-and-kayaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/jimmy-hoppe-s-farm-truck-now-pulling-camper-and-kayaks#comments Rice Rice Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:31:00 +0000 117991 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Jimmy Hoppe and his wife Brenda, may have retired from their lifelong careers, but they&rsquo;re staying busy these days, running a specialty rice package business, going on camping trips and visiting grandchildren.</em></p> Fred Zaunbrecher – prepared for uncertain times http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/fred-zaunbrecher-prepared-uncertain-times <div class="node-body article-body">Rayne, La., rice producer Fred Zaunbrecher says his farm is prepared to meet the challenges of a scaled-back farm program, but wishes more could be done to resolve unfair trade practices that are undercutting U.S. markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/fred-zaunbrecher-prepared-uncertain-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/fred-zaunbrecher-prepared-uncertain-times#comments Rice Government Management 2012 Farm Bill Rice Trade USA Rice Federation Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:46:00 +0000 117071 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Grain bins with drying capability help Fred Zaunbrecher identity preserve his rice, a practice that is becoming more and more important for producers.</em></p> Photo by Elton Robinson, Delta Farm Press U.S. corn and soybean crops continue historic march http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/us-corn-and-soybean-crops-continue-historic-march <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. corn crop is marching toward another record, the second in a row.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/us-corn-and-soybean-crops-continue-historic-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/us-corn-and-soybean-crops-continue-historic-march#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Peanuts Markets Corn Cotton Peanut Rice Soybean USDA Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:31:00 +0000 117491 at http://deltafarmpress.com John Compton -- keeping rice production simple http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/john-compton-keeping-rice-production-simple <div class="node-body article-body">John Compton found out quickly after he started farming -- it was in his blood all along.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/john-compton-keeping-rice-production-simple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/john-compton-keeping-rice-production-simple#comments Rice Rice Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:38:00 +0000 117451 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Jennings, La., farmer John Compton has doubled the size of his operation since he began farming in 2011 by keeping it simple, he says.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Ag partnerships to grow under new conservation title http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/ag-partnerships-grow-under-new-conservation-title <div class="node-body article-body">The Regional Conservation Partnership Program is an expanded approach to putting conservation efforts on land that will bring in new partners and leverage federal dollars with those from the private sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/ag-partnerships-grow-under-new-conservation-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/ag-partnerships-grow-under-new-conservation-title#comments Rice 2012 Farm Bill Rice USA Rice Federation Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:43:00 +0000 116641 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Rice producer John Owen isn&rsquo;t producing rice crops these days, but he keeps busy on the farm, managing irrigation and the grain elevator for the three farms he rents to fellow farmers.</em></p> John Owen – a southern farmer’s perspective on the new farm bill http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/john-owen-southern-farmer-s-perspective-new-farm-bill <div class="node-body article-body">Alto, La., rice producer John Owen talks about his role in shaping the Agricultural Act of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/john-owen-southern-farmer-s-perspective-new-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/john-owen-southern-farmer-s-perspective-new-farm-bill#comments Rice Government Management 2012 Farm Bill Farm Service Agency (FSA) Rice Trade Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:03:00 +0000 116631 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Rice producer John Owen, left, best friend, Roux, and long-time farmhand, William Davis, stand beside a reservoir used to irrigate rice and other crops.</em></p> Corn, a classic collapsing market, Brock says http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/corn-classic-collapsing-market-brock-says <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers everywhere are reporting excellent corn crops this year. Could it drive average yield to record levels?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/corn-classic-collapsing-market-brock-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/corn-classic-collapsing-market-brock-says#comments Corn Markets Corn Import and Export Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:03:00 +0000 116931 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>DAVID AND LEAH CARR, Mascot Planting Co., Clarksdale, Miss., visit with Richard Brock, left, during Decisions 2014, a seminar held in Destin, Fla.</em></p> Photo by Elton Robinson, Delta Farm Press 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