Featured http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5409/more en Robot bartenders and news written by algorithms? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/robot-bartenders-and-news-written-algorithms <div class="node-body blog-body">Agriculture, which is increasingly adopting ever more sophisticated machinery and technology, is expected to see wide use of robotic equipment. </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/robot-bartenders-and-news-written-algorithms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/robot-bartenders-and-news-written-algorithms#comments Agriculture Technology Columnists Technology Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:20:00 +0000 132071 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>The&nbsp;Spirit autonomous tractor uses a fail-safe no-driver navigation system that employs a hybrid laser-radio navigation system to eliminate the possibility of the tractor straying outside of field boundaries.</strong></em></p> Would you support slavery to save a few cents on shrimp? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp <div class="node-body blog-body">Domestic shrimp, catfish, and other seafood products may cost more, but there is reasonable assurance that they are of good quality and are safe. </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/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp#comments Government Miscellaneous Aquaculture Columnists Regulations Farm Press Blog Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:10:00 +0000 131961 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>A Burmese migrant worker peels shrimp at a factory&nbsp;in Thailand.&mdash;Getty Images/Paula Bronstein</strong></em></p> Filling the tank at 1950s prices? Actually, now may be cheaper http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper <div class="node-body blog-body">The 19 cent gas of the 1950s is doable in many areas of the Mid-South these days. Howzat, you ask? The answer: inflation. </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/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists Gasoline Farm Press Blog Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:52:00 +0000 131801 at http://deltafarmpress.com Monster weeds: It’s all a plot by evil chemical companies (not!) http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/monster-weeds-it-s-all-plot-evil-chemical-companies-not <div class="node-body blog-body">Monster weeds and government subterfuge make a better story for an uninformed public than how farmers are first and foremost protectors of the land and environment.</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/monster-weeds-it-s-all-plot-evil-chemical-companies-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/monster-weeds-it-s-all-plot-evil-chemical-companies-not#comments Weed Control Columnists Herbicide-tolerant crops Farm Press Blog Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000 131491 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>An 8-foot crop weed with a stem as thick as a baseball bat? So says a major metropolitan newspaper.</strong></em></p> Memories of Christmases past: All who have touched our lives http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives <div class="node-body blog-body">More and more, with the years’ passing, Christmas is a time of wistful remembrance of all those along life's way who are no longer with us.</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/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:14:00 +0000 131331 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>As the years pile up, decade upon decade, Christmas, perhaps more than any other of our perennial observances, is infused with memories of the past. &mdash;Getty Images/Chris Hyde</strong></em></p> Super El Niño causing weather anomalies worldwide http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide <div class="node-body blog-body">This year’s “extreme” El Niño weather phenomenon is the strongest ever recorded, creating abnormal winter weather across North America and worldwide.</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/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide#comments Miscellaneous Columnists El Nino Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:50:00 +0000 131271 at http://deltafarmpress.com Bob Frazer, former Farm Press editor, has died http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/bob-frazer-former-farm-press-editor-has-died <div class="node-body article-body">Robert Gene “Bob” Frazer, for 32 years a Farm Press editor, died Dec. 15. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/bob-frazer-former-farm-press-editor-has-died" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/bob-frazer-former-farm-press-editor-has-died#comments Miscellaneous People Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:40:00 +0000 131171 at http://deltafarmpress.com Bob Frazer: Goodbye to our favorite curmudgeon http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bob-frazer-goodbye-our-favorite-curmudgeon <div class="node-body blog-body">He was a craftsman when it came to taking an article by one of our editors or contributors and making it more readable.</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/bob-frazer-goodbye-our-favorite-curmudgeon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/bob-frazer-goodbye-our-favorite-curmudgeon#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 131181 at http://deltafarmpress.com Better plants with no DNA fiddling? Yes, scientists say http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/better-plants-no-dna-fiddling-yes-scientists-say <div class="node-body blog-body">Gene editing technology “could be the next step in ending food shortages,” scientists say.</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/better-plants-no-dna-fiddling-yes-scientists-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/better-plants-no-dna-fiddling-yes-scientists-say#comments Agriculture Technology Crops BT (Bio Technology, Bacillus Thuringiensis, other?) Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15:44:00 +0000 130721 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Genome-edited plants look just like the genetic variations that occur from selective breeding techniques plant geneticists and farmers have been using for many generations.</span></strong></em></p> Despite its faults, thanks for the greatest country on earth http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/despite-its-faults-thanks-greatest-country-earth <div class="node-body blog-body">The determination, endurance, perseverance, and sacrifice of the Pilgrim founders, and the sacrifices of those who fought in defense of our freedoms, are an everlasting tribute to man’s indomitable spirit and will.</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/despite-its-faults-thanks-greatest-country-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/despite-its-faults-thanks-greatest-country-earth#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:55:00 +0000 130321 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Thanksgiving is a time for remembering all who have sacrificed for the freedoms we cherish.&mdash;Getty Images/Carl Court</strong></em></p>