Featured http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5409/more en Steve Skelton: Overcoming tragedy to keep farm going http://deltafarmpress.com/management/steve-skelton-overcoming-tragedy-keep-farm-going <div class="node-body article-body">"Although I’d grown up on the farm, and farming was all I’d really ever known, I hadn’t been involved in the business end of it," says Mississippi farmer Steve Skelton. "When an accident incapacitated my father, I was suddenly faced with doing it all." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/steve-skelton-overcoming-tragedy-keep-farm-going" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/steve-skelton-overcoming-tragedy-keep-farm-going#comments Soybeans Corn Livestock Management Corn Crops Hay and Forage Crops No Till People Pesticides Soybean Weeds Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:36:00 +0000 113691 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>WHEN HIS FATHER was suddenly incapacitated by an accident, Steve Skelton was faced with the responsibility of assuming operation of the family farm.</strong></em></p> Fun on the farm: It’s easier to bury tradition than a child http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/fun-farm-it-s-easier-bury-tradition-child <div class="node-body blog-body">Once every 3.5 days — that’s the dismaying statistic of how often a child in the U.S. dies from injuries on the farm. And the most common element in those deaths is a tractor.</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/fun-farm-it-s-easier-bury-tradition-child" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/fun-farm-it-s-easier-bury-tradition-child#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:53:00 +0000 114181 at http://deltafarmpress.com Nominations open for Mississippi Farm Bureau programs http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/nominations-open-mississippi-farm-bureau-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Nominations for the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation's Farm Woman of the Year and Ambassador Scholarship programs are now open.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/nominations-open-mississippi-farm-bureau-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/nominations-open-mississippi-farm-bureau-programs#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Livestock Management People State Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:05:00 +0000 113771 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>RITA SEWARD was chosen as the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation&#39;s first Farm Woman of the Year at the organization&#39;s 2013 annual membership meeting. Seward Farms, located in Jackson County, grows cotton, corn, peanuts, oats, wheat, and ryegrass. They also have a stocker herd, quarter horses, and a thriving agritourism business that attracts 20,000 visitors yearly.</strong></em></p> Abundance of oil and gas: A damper on biofuels? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/abundance-oil-and-gas-damper-biofuels <div class="node-body blog-body">In a country that still is mostly petroleum-dependent, the newfound abundance of oil and gas and the government’s potential reneging on the RFS mandate, may bode hard times for the nascent renewable fuels sector.</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/abundance-oil-and-gas-damper-biofuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/abundance-oil-and-gas-damper-biofuels#comments Government Miscellaneous Cellulosic ethanol Columnists Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:37:00 +0000 113711 at http://deltafarmpress.com The Gin Show — A continually evolving event http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/gin-show-continually-evolving-event <div class="node-body blog-body">Originally primarily a cotton-oriented show, and still more familiarly known to everyone as “The Gin Show,” the event now encompasses all Mid-South crops, giving producers an up close and personal look at what’s new as they head into another season.</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/gin-show-continually-evolving-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/gin-show-continually-evolving-event#comments Cotton Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists Cotton Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:06:00 +0000 113241 at http://deltafarmpress.com New farm bill: not enough monetary ‘grease’ to accommodate everyone http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/new-farm-bill-not-enough-monetary-grease-accommodate-everyone <div class="node-body blog-body">The main reason for the legislative inertia in Washington, says John Anderson, is “there’s just not as much money as there used to be to pay for programs that in an earlier era might have won passage rather easily.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/new-farm-bill-not-enough-monetary-grease-accommodate-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/new-farm-bill-not-enough-monetary-grease-accommodate-everyone#comments Government Miscellaneous 2012 Farm Bill Business American Farm Bureau Federation Columnists Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:11:00 +0000 113171 at http://deltafarmpress.com Industry research and promotion efforts pay dividends for peanuts http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/industry-research-and-promotion-efforts-pay-dividends-peanuts <div class="node-body blog-body">Studies on health benefits of eating peanuts constitute 'an awesome effort," says John Powell, president of The Peanut Institute, and today consumption peanuts and peanut products is at an all-time high.</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/industry-research-and-promotion-efforts-pay-dividends-peanuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/industry-research-and-promotion-efforts-pay-dividends-peanuts#comments Peanuts Markets Miscellaneous Blog Marketing and Promotion Peanut Farm Press Blog Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 112801 at http://deltafarmpress.com Despite surplus, peanut acres may increase in 2014 http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/despite-surplus-peanut-acres-may-increase-2014 <div class="node-body video-body">Back-to-back large peanut crops in 2012 and 2013 have resulted in an oversupply, says Marshall Lamb, research director at the USDA/ARS Peanut Research Laboratory. But because corn and soybean returns aren't as attractive as in years past, he says, growers may plant more peanuts this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/despite-surplus-peanut-acres-may-increase-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/despite-surplus-peanut-acres-may-increase-2014#comments Peanuts Management Groups & Organizations Marketing and Promotion Oil Seeds People Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:19:00 +0000 112331 at http://deltafarmpress.com Harvard study shows health benefit of peanuts http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/harvard-study-shows-health-benefit-peanuts <div class="node-body video-body">A Harvard Medical School suggests that eating peanuts daily can reduce risk of death from all causes by up to 20 percent, says John Powell, executive director of the Peanut Institute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/harvard-study-shows-health-benefit-peanuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/peanuts/harvard-study-shows-health-benefit-peanuts#comments Peanuts Nutrition Peanut People Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:15:00 +0000 112311 at http://deltafarmpress.com Winter’s gift: An appreciation of Earth coming alive again http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/winter-s-gift-appreciation-earth-coming-alive-again <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite the uncommonly cold temps that have left us a landscape of uniformly drab brown, and the Pennsylvania rodent’s ominous forecast of six extra weeks of winter, Mother Nature is not asleep at the switch. </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/winter-s-gift-appreciation-earth-coming-alive-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/winter-s-gift-appreciation-earth-coming-alive-again#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:09:00 +0000 112461 at http://deltafarmpress.com