Vegetables http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5354/more en Arlim tomatoes and the end of summer http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/arlim-tomatoes-and-end-summer <div class="node-body blog-body">Oftentimes, the uglier the tomato, the more awesome it is.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/arlim-tomatoes-and-end-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/arlim-tomatoes-and-end-summer#comments Orchard Crops Markets Miscellaneous Tomatoes Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:34:00 +0000 130261 at http://deltafarmpress.com Sweet potatoes ‘a good, solid business’ for Jamie and Ricky Earp http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp <div class="node-body article-body">The sweet potato industry has been experiencing solid growth, says Jamie Earp, president of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council and 2014 president of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp#comments Management Miscellaneous Crops Sweet potatoes Weeds Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:01:00 +0000 127861 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Ricky and Jamie Earp produce between 4 million and 5 million pounds of sweet potatoes yearly on their farm near Houlka, Miss.</strong></em></p> Mississippi pheromone trapping program keeps sweet potato pest at bay http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-pheromone-trapping-program-keeps-sweet-potato-pest-bay <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi’s trapping program for the sweet potato weevil, the No. 1 pest of the crop, got under way mid-July, about a week later than normal due to rain-delayed planting.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-pheromone-trapping-program-keeps-sweet-potato-pest-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-pheromone-trapping-program-keeps-sweet-potato-pest-bay#comments Management Miscellaneous Crops State Sweet potatoes Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:35:00 +0000 127651 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Producer Norman Clark, right, Vardaman, Miss., visits with Mississippi State University&rsquo;s Jeff Main, from left, research associate at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station; Daniel Fleming, post-doctoral research associate at MSU; and Mark Shankle, research professor at the Pontotoc station.</strong></em></p> Sweet potato leader says: Agriculture needs Congress to resolve labor issues http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues <div class="node-body article-body">"The labor regulation system is broken; Congress knows it’s broken,” says Kay Rentzel, executive director of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council. “We need the labor situation fixed."</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues#comments Government Management Miscellaneous National Non-farm bill agriculture Seasonal State Sweet potatoes Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:57:00 +0000 127621 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Kay Rentzel, center, executive director of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council, visits with Wes Lowe, left, Mississippi State University research associate, and Perry Bailey, BBF Partnership, Calhoun City, Miss., at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation&rsquo;s annual sweet potato commodity meeting.</strong></em></p> Delta Farm Press Thanksgiving — a blessing for the American farmer http://deltafarmpress.com/management/thanksgiving-blessing-american-farmer <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers provide Americans with one of its greatest freedoms, the freedom from want. Happy Thanksgiving!</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/thanksgiving-blessing-american-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/thanksgiving-blessing-american-farmer#comments Management Crops Livestock Vegetables Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:15:00 +0000 119741 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p class="rtecenter"><strong>HAPPY THANKSGIVING</strong>!</p> Outlook bright for 2014 Mississippi sweet potato crop http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/outlook-bright-2014-mississippi-sweet-potato-crop <div class="node-body video-body">Mississippi sweet potato acreage for 2014 is up about 11 percent, and as harvest kicks off the market is strong, growers were told at the annual Mississippi Sweet Potato Field Day at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/outlook-bright-2014-mississippi-sweet-potato-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/outlook-bright-2014-mississippi-sweet-potato-crop#comments Markets Management Miscellaneous Crops Sweet potatoes Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:07:00 +0000 117691 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mississippi sweet potatoes — strong demand as harvest starts http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-sweet-potatoes-strong-demand-harvest-starts <div class="node-body article-body">With Mississippi’s sweet potato harvest in full swing, demand for the tasty tuber is strong, according to reports at the annual Sweet Potato Field Day held at the Mississippi State University Pontotoc Ridge/Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-sweet-potatoes-strong-demand-harvest-starts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-sweet-potatoes-strong-demand-harvest-starts#comments Markets Management Crops Field Crops Herbicides Marketing and Promotion Sweet potatoes Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:19:00 +0000 117751 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>A STRONG MARKET is expected for this year&rsquo;s sweet potato crop, harvest of which got into high gear following Labor Day.</strong></em></p> 'Picked by farmers' slogan quite a stretch for ad writers http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/picked-farmers-slogan-quite-stretch-ad-writers <div class="node-body blog-body">While the local food movement has carved a niche in recent years, the reality is that most of the food consumed in America comes from large supermarket chains.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/picked-farmers-slogan-quite-stretch-ad-writers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/picked-farmers-slogan-quite-stretch-ad-writers#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Fruits Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:10:00 +0000 115941 at http://deltafarmpress.com The California drought: You’re going to pay more at the supermarket http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/california-drought-you-re-going-pay-more-supermarket <div class="node-body blog-body">There is little irony that, in an era when people are being urged to make healthier eating choices, including more fresh vegetables and fruits, Mother Nature is making that more challenging and expensive.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/california-drought-you-re-going-pay-more-supermarket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/california-drought-you-re-going-pay-more-supermarket#comments Management Miscellaneous Drought Columnists Foliar insects Fruits Vegetables Water Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 114811 at http://deltafarmpress.com North Mississippi producers offer research wish list http://deltafarmpress.com/management/north-mississippi-producers-offer-research-wish-list <div class="node-body article-body">North Mississippi farmers came to the annual Mississippi State University Producer Advisory Council meeting to offer a wish list of research, staffing, and support efforts they’d like to see in the months ahead.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/north-mississippi-producers-offer-research-wish-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/north-mississippi-producers-offer-research-wish-list#comments Cotton Soybeans Peanuts Orchard Crops Management Miscellaneous Cereal Grains Cotton Crops Fruits Grains Nuts Peanut Soybean Sweet potatoes Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:05:00 +0000 112561 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>DOUGLAS KITCHENS, from left, Baldwyn, Miss.; Rett Swann and Hal Swann, Guntown, Miss.; and David Bennett, Jr., Ashland, Miss., were among those attending the annul Producer Advisory Council meeting for north Mississippi.</strong></em></p>