Peanuts http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Land availability top concern for young farmers http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/land-availability-top-concern-young-farmers <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For young people who want to begin farming or ranching or expand an established farm or ranch, securing adequate land remains their top challenge. Another major challenge is coping with burdensome government regulations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/land-availability-top-concern-young-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/land-availability-top-concern-young-farmers#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Management Equipment Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:21:00 +0000 124571 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mid-South conservation projects receive NRCS funding http://deltafarmpress.com/government/mid-south-conservation-projects-receive-nrcs-funding <div class="field-deck"> Projects aim to help critical watersheds, improve agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the first set of projects it will be funding to improve water quality in critical watersheds. The $100 million that will be spent over the life of the 2014 farm bill will also “strengthen agricultural operations” according to the department.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/mid-south-conservation-projects-receive-nrcs-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/mid-south-conservation-projects-receive-nrcs-funding#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Government Irrigation Technology Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:27:00 +0000 124461 at http://deltafarmpress.com EPA sends revised Waterways of U.S. rule to review http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review <div class="field-deck"> Arkansas Attorney General weighs in on proposed rule </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"What you’d see is farmers not being able to farm or maintain their ability to do so. Future generations wouldn’t want to farm because of all the regulatory burdens." -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Regulations Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:44:00 +0000 124361 at http://deltafarmpress.com Grain dealer oversight moves into Arkansas legislative spotlight http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight <div class="field-deck"> A chat with Andrew Grobmyer of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Honestly, depending on what information comes out of the court case and bankruptcy proceedings, there may be several phases of legislation that plug holes exposed by Turner (Grain).” -- Andrew Grobmyer, Agricultural Council of Arkansas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Legislation Regulations Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:23:00 +0000 124201 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press Concerns over 'actively engaged' and the federal budget http://deltafarmpress.com/government/concerns-over-actively-engaged-and-federal-budget <div class="field-deck"> A chat with Andrew Grobmyer of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"We feel the 2014 farm bill already provided substantial savings from the agriculture sector. To re-open it only a year after it was signed into law isn’t wise." -- Andrew Grobmyer, Agricultural Council of Arkansas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/concerns-over-actively-engaged-and-federal-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/concerns-over-actively-engaged-and-federal-budget#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Legislation Regulations Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:34:00 +0000 124211 at http://deltafarmpress.com Perspectives of the Mississippi Delta — photos by Rory Doyle http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/perspectives-mississippi-delta-photos-rory-doyle <div class="field-byline"> Rory Doyle </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Rory Doyle is a Maine native who grew up exploring the state’s beautiful woods and coastline. He is currently working as Delta State University’s photographer/news writer, and he works for a number of freelance clients in the Mississippi Delta and beyond.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 8 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/perspectives-mississippi-delta-photos-rory-doyle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/perspectives-mississippi-delta-photos-rory-doyle#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:12:00 +0000 123581 at http://deltafarmpress.com Producer indecision leads to conservative Planting Intentions Report http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/producer-indecision-leads-conservative-planting-intentions-report <div class="field-byline"> Bobby Coats </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton, rice and grain price uncertainty is creating indecision about producer planting intentions. Producers, bankers, and landowners all need to be focused on their collective bottom-line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/producer-indecision-leads-conservative-planting-intentions-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/producer-indecision-leads-conservative-planting-intentions-report#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Markets Government Management Equipment Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:52:00 +0000 124171 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press $332 million for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program in 2015 http://deltafarmpress.com/government/332-million-agricultural-conservation-easement-program-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Signup deadline of May 15 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Under the 2014 farm bill, three conservation programs overseen by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service were consolidated under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. USDA has announced that $332 million would be provided for 2015 ACEP projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/332-million-agricultural-conservation-easement-program-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/332-million-agricultural-conservation-easement-program-2015#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 124131 at http://deltafarmpress.com Patrick Johnson Jr. - ag environmental advocate http://deltafarmpress.com/management/patrick-johnson-jr-ag-environmental-advocate <div class="field-byline"> Brad Robb </div> <div class="field-deck"> Delta F.A.R.M chairman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Patrick Johnson Jr., Tunica County, Miss., farmer and partner in Cypress Brake Planting Company, is Delta F.A.R.M.’s seventh and current chairman. “Our organization has one priority, which is clearly reflected in our policy — to promote agricultural conservation while maintaining farm profitability.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/patrick-johnson-jr-ag-environmental-advocate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/patrick-johnson-jr-ag-environmental-advocate#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Management Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:15:00 +0000 123921 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Patrick Johnson Jr. checks the pump timer which controls his surface irrigation &mdash; a component of the Best Management Practices promoted by the Delta F.A.R.M. program.</em></p> Brad Robb USDA extends ARC and PLC sign-up deadlines http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-extends-arc-and-plc-sign-deadlines <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="field-deck"> April 7 now deadline to update yields, reallocate base acres, and make final selections </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners and producers now have until April 7 to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 farm bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-extends-arc-and-plc-sign-deadlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-extends-arc-and-plc-sign-deadlines#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Government Farm Bill Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:23:00 +0000 124021 at http://deltafarmpress.com