Rice http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Clinton and Trump: Where they stand on agricultural issues http://deltafarmpress.com/clinton-and-trump-where-they-stand-agricultural-issues <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Penton Agriculture asked Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about their views on agriculture, including their plans, potential farm bills, trade and more.</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="Hillary Clinton Donald Trump" src="http://deltafarmpress.com/site-files/deltafarmpress.com/files/Hillary-Clinton-Donald-Trump-Getty-Images.jpg?1474473008" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/clinton-and-trump-where-they-stand-agricultural-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Regulatory Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:32:00 +0000 139301 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>It&rsquo;s been a long election season all across the country, and as presidential candidates have answered questions from voters and media, very few of those questions have centered on the food supply. As the election nears, Penton Agriculture sought to engage the candidates in a discussion about agriculture, including their plans, potential farm bills, trade and more.</p> What will rice industry look like in 2025? http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/what-will-rice-industry-look-2025 <div class="field-deck"> Preliminary estimate: August rains cost Arkansas $40 million-plus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eric Wailes, distinguished professor and L.C. Carter chair in the agricultural economics and agribusiness, spoke at the Arkansas Rice Expo about what the rice industry could look like in 10 years. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/what-will-rice-industry-look-2025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/what-will-rice-industry-look-2025#comments Legislative Outlook Rice Management Flooding Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000 139001 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>August rains hit many northeast Arkansas crops hard. This field is just south of Cord on Highway 37 and was photographed Aug. 31. </em></p> Louisiana flood damage estimates make marked jump http://deltafarmpress.com/management/louisiana-flood-damage-estimates-make-marked-jump <div class="field-deck"> Concerns about harvest and crop quality rise as frequent rains continue </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Add low commodity prices to these terrible weather events and the cumulative effect has put significant financial stress on many of our farming operations. It’s too early to give a percentage but it’s plain the financial wellbeing of many operations is a concern." -- Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter economist.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/louisiana-flood-damage-estimates-make-marked-jump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/louisiana-flood-damage-estimates-make-marked-jump#comments Beef Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Management Equipment Flooding Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:31:00 +0000 139141 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Farmer Richard Duhon, of Maurice, La., walks through a field of dead soybean plants. The field was submerged with knee-deep water for several days, and LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy said the plants cannot survive without air that provides oxygen. The fields are near Indian Bayou in Lafayette Parish. <em>Photo by Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter.</em></p> Pigweed doesn't take a break after harvest... neither can you http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/pigweed-doesnt-take-break-after-harvest-neither-can-you <div class="field-byline"> Bob Scott, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the combine rolls through a field, we often are ready to be done for the year. Unfortunately, if you are fighting pigweeds you can't afford to stop.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/pigweed-doesnt-take-break-after-harvest-neither-can-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/pigweed-doesnt-take-break-after-harvest-neither-can-you#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Management Equipment Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:18:00 +0000 139091 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Modified chaff shoot to create windrow for burning to eliminate pigweed seed in harvest trash.</em></p> Photo: Robert Goodson Severe northeast Arkansas flooding largely under the radar http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/severe-northeast-arkansas-flooding-largely-under-radar <div class="field-deck"> Jerry Morgan tells one family’s story </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"I’ve spoken with farmers from all over (northeast Arkansas) and the magnitude of this flooding on top of a poor ag economy is going to push some out of farming – some of them from families who’ve been farming for four or five generations.” -- Jerry Morgan, producer. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/severe-northeast-arkansas-flooding-largely-under-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/severe-northeast-arkansas-flooding-largely-under-radar#comments Soybeans Rice Management Flooding Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:41:00 +0000 139061 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Northeast Arkansas crops remain underwater in late August.<em> Photo courtesy of Dustin Geurin and pilot Blake Propst.</em></p> NCC asks for China trade enforcement action that includes synthetics http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-asks-china-trade-enforcement-action-includes-synthetics <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. government should include cotton in its trade enforcement action against China's agricultual policies, but broaden it to include more than natural fibers.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-asks-china-trade-enforcement-action-includes-synthetics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ncc-asks-china-trade-enforcement-action-includes-synthetics#comments Cotton Corn Rice Wheat Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:07:00 +0000 139121 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Pat Roberts, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, , Congressman Kevin Brady and Congressman Mike Conaway hold a press conference to announce new trade enforcement action against the People&rsquo;s Republic of China (PRC) at the World Trade Organization.&nbsp;</p> USDA photo by Lance Cheung Production costs and profitability for 2016 Mississippi crops http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/production-costs-and-profitability-2016-mississippi-crops <div class="node-body article-body">Irrigated and non-irrigated cotton, rice, and sweet potatoes are the most expensive crops for Mississippi farmers in 2016, all coming in at well above $800 per acre.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/production-costs-and-profitability-2016-mississippi-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/production-costs-and-profitability-2016-mississippi-crops#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Corn Cotton Crops Grain Sorghum Milo Rice Wheat Wheat Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:04:00 +0000 138631 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Cotton, rice, and sweet potatoes were the most expensive crops for Mississippi farmers this year.</strong></em></p> USDA projects rally for U.S. ag exports http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/usda-projects-rally-us-ag-exports <div class="field-byline"> Logan Hawkes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA projects 2016-17 U.S. farm exports will reach $133 billion, sixth-highest total on record.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/usda-projects-rally-us-ag-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/usda-projects-rally-us-ag-exports#comments Cotton Outlook Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:14:00 +0000 138941 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Ag exports are expected to rally from recent declines for the 2016-17 crop years, according to a recent report from&nbsp; Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.</p> Ag Data Coalition adds Agri-AFC as founding member http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-coalition-adds-agri-afc-founding-member <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Agri-AFC, LLC, has added its name to the list of founding members of the Agricultural Data Coalition (ADC), becoming the 14<sup>th</sup> organization to join the group since its formation this spring.</p></div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-coalition-adds-agri-afc-founding-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Technology Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:37:20 +0000 138751 at http://deltafarmpress.com USDA enhances conservation program to address soil erosion http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/usda-enhances-conservation-program-address-soil-erosion <div class="node-body article-body">The Conservation Stewardship Program includes 70 million acres of working lands. “That’s the size of Nebraska,” USDA conservationist Kevin Wickey says.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/usda-enhances-conservation-program-address-soil-erosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/usda-enhances-conservation-program-address-soil-erosion#comments Cotton Legislative Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:22:00 +0000 138821 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>One good thing that came out of the Dust Bowl was the Soil Conservation Service, created in April, 1935, just days after a horrendous dust storm now known as Black Sunday.</p> Photo: USDA/NRCS