Columnists http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5432/more en Peanut allergy: What the public thinks widely misses the mark http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/peanut-allergy-what-public-thinks-widely-misses-mark <div class="node-body blog-body">The general public’s perception of the extent of peanut allergy is way off the mark in terms of reality, says Ryan Lepicier, vice president of marketing and communications for the National Peanut Board.</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/peanut-allergy-what-public-thinks-widely-misses-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/peanut-allergy-what-public-thinks-widely-misses-mark#comments Peanuts Miscellaneous Columnists Peanut Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:49:00 +0000 122761 at http://deltafarmpress.com El Niños/La Niñas: More severe with climate change? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/el-ni-osla-ni-more-severe-climate-change <div class="node-body blog-body">New research indicates that the frequency of the strongest El Niños and La Niñas could change from once every 23 years to once every 13 years by the end of this century.</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/el-ni-osla-ni-more-severe-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/el-ni-osla-ni-more-severe-climate-change#comments Miscellaneous Columnists El Nino La Nina Farm Press Blog Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:27:00 +0000 122661 at http://deltafarmpress.com After a lifetime with Ma Bell, finally time to say goodbye http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/after-lifetime-ma-bell-finally-time-say-goodbye <div class="node-body blog-body">In my town there now is a new kid on the telecommunications block, C Spire, a homegrown Mississippi company not wedded to yesterday’s infrastructure and technology, leapfrogging ahead with the latest of everything in telecom services </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/after-lifetime-ma-bell-finally-time-say-goodbye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/after-lifetime-ma-bell-finally-time-say-goodbye#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:28:00 +0000 122021 at http://deltafarmpress.com Falling oil prices bring relief, but not everyone’s smiling http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/falling-oil-prices-bring-relief-not-everyone-s-smiling <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s something many of us thought we’d never see again: gas prices at the $2 or below level. And yet it is happening: even in rural Mississippi.</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/falling-oil-prices-bring-relief-not-everyone-s-smiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/falling-oil-prices-bring-relief-not-everyone-s-smiling#comments Markets Government Columnists Gasoline Management Farm Press Blog Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:19:00 +0000 120851 at http://deltafarmpress.com Standing still: Declining support stifles U.S. science research edge http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/standing-still-declining-support-stifles-us-science-research-edge <div class="node-body blog-body">Concern for the nation’s “innovation deficit” has led dozens of organizations to urge Congress to increase fiscal year 2015 investments in scientific research and higher education.</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/standing-still-declining-support-stifles-us-science-research-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/standing-still-declining-support-stifles-us-science-research-edge#comments Government Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Business Columnists Legislation Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:08:00 +0000 120591 at http://deltafarmpress.com In era of big data, what role will public institutions play? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/era-big-data-what-role-will-public-institutions-play <div class="node-body blog-body">If we have only a handful of companies, and only a small handful of people who understand big data technology, what will be the role of land grant universities, Extension, USDA, and other public institutions?</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/era-big-data-what-role-will-public-institutions-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/era-big-data-what-role-will-public-institutions-play#comments Management Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Columnists Crops Technology Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:28:00 +0000 119991 at http://deltafarmpress.com Good value: Crop protection materials return $19 in production value for each $1 http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/good-value-crop-protection-materials-return-19-production-value-each-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. farmers have received a $19 return in production value for every $1 spent on crop protection chemicals, according to a study by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.</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/good-value-crop-protection-materials-return-19-production-value-each-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/good-value-crop-protection-materials-return-19-production-value-each-1#comments Management Weed Control Columnists Crops Pesticides Protection Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:43:00 +0000 119841 at http://deltafarmpress.com U.S. and Mexico are ‘rising stars’ in manufacturing competitiveness http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/us-and-mexico-are-rising-stars-manufacturing-competitiveness <div class="node-body blog-body">The wage differential between the U.S. and China isn’t as big as it once was. One major factor in the change is the increasing advantage the U.S. has in energy resources, particularly natural gas.</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/us-and-mexico-are-rising-stars-manufacturing-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/us-and-mexico-are-rising-stars-manufacturing-competitiveness#comments Markets Miscellaneous Government Columnists Marketing and Promotion Farm Press Blog Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:25:00 +0000 119021 at http://deltafarmpress.com And with that glass of iced tea, a heaping helping of sticker shock http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-glass-iced-tea-heaping-helping-sticker-shock <div class="node-body blog-body">As food prices spiral ever upward — despite the government bean counters’ ongoing insistence that food inflation is negligible — restaurants have apparently latched onto drinks as a significant profit generator. </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/and-glass-iced-tea-heaping-helping-sticker-shock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-glass-iced-tea-heaping-helping-sticker-shock#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:10:00 +0000 118891 at http://deltafarmpress.com Long days, fatigue heighten risk of accidents during harvest period http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/long-days-fatigue-heighten-risk-accidents-during-harvest-period <div class="node-body blog-body">With harvest season moving into full swing across the Mid-South, and Sept. 21-27 designated “National Farm Safety and Health Week,” the “Let’s be careful” message is particularly relevant.</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/long-days-fatigue-heighten-risk-accidents-during-harvest-period" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/long-days-fatigue-heighten-risk-accidents-during-harvest-period#comments Management Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists Safety Farm Press Blog Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 118421 at http://deltafarmpress.com