Peanuts http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events <div class="node-body article-body">Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/delta-farm-press-calendar-events#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com How to build an effective farm employee review system http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/how-build-effective-farm-employee-review-system <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Spafford </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm employee reviews offer a valuable way to help build a strong farm team, which has value as you look at a range of transition issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/how-build-effective-farm-employee-review-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/how-build-effective-farm-employee-review-system#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:49:00 +0000 126211 at http://deltafarmpress.com Resources available for flood-impacted Arkansas farmers, ranchers http://deltafarmpress.com/government/resources-available-flood-impacted-arkansas-farmers-ranchers <div class="field-byline"> Bobby Coats, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The University of Arkansas and USDA&rsquo;s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service are providing information about disaster assistance program and crop insurance to help farmers and ranchers who have been adversely affected by recent heavy rains and flooding.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/resources-available-flood-impacted-arkansas-farmers-ranchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/resources-available-flood-impacted-arkansas-farmers-ranchers#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Peanuts Livestock Government Management Equipment Flooding Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000 126121 at http://deltafarmpress.com University of Arkansas Farm succession planning – where to start http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-succession-planning-where-start <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Spafford </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>By the time they contacted me, this well-intended couple was nearly to the end of their patience. They&rsquo;d been to attorneys, asked their accountant and talked to the banker, but they couldn&rsquo;t get any definitive suggestions about where to start planning for succession. They felt like they were running in circles, asking a variety of questions and getting an even bigger range of expert opinions &mdash; often about topics completely unrelated to their concerns.</p> <p>What they really wanted to know was, &ldquo;Based on our situation:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-succession-planning-where-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-succession-planning-where-start#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:32:00 +0000 125921 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Thinkstock Uptick in agriculture-related jobs to keep kids on the farm? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/uptick-agriculture-related-jobs-keep-kids-farm <div class="node-body blog-body">Without even the barest knowledge of agriculture, “our students are vulnerable to misinformation that sometimes vilifies farmers.” -- Karen Ballard.</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/uptick-agriculture-related-jobs-keep-kids-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/uptick-agriculture-related-jobs-keep-kids-farm#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Management Employee Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:56:00 +0000 125631 at http://deltafarmpress.com EPA releases final Waters of the U.S. rule http://deltafarmpress.com/government/epa-releases-final-waters-us-rule <div class="field-deck"> Loud opposition remains despite changes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Critics of the EPA Waters of the U.S. rule contend it would extend federal control, under the Clean Water Act, over navigable waters to include things like field-side ditches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/epa-releases-final-waters-us-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/epa-releases-final-waters-us-rule#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Legislation Regulations Regulatory Branch Thu, 28 May 2015 18:17:00 +0000 125771 at http://deltafarmpress.com What you can do to improve soil's health http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/what-you-can-do-improve-soils-health <div class="field-byline"> Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Ag Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soil health is the intersection of the physical, biological and chemical state of the soil. Healthy soil reduces the need for fertilizer and other inputs, reducing the cost of crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/what-you-can-do-improve-soils-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/what-you-can-do-improve-soils-health#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Fri, 22 May 2015 13:43:00 +0000 125551 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>LARRY OLDHAM, Mississippi State University soil specialist, samples soil in a Delta field on Oct. 17, 2014. </em>(Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence)</p> Snakes on move with warmer weather http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/snakes-move-warmer-weather <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Tegt, Mississippi State University </div> <div class="field-deck"> Encounters with humans more likely </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although snakebites are rare, snake encounters in the wild are common. Leaving a snake alone and allowing it to go on its way is the best way to keep both snakes and humans safe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/snakes-move-warmer-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/snakes-move-warmer-weather#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Wed, 20 May 2015 15:38:00 +0000 125441 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>IN MISSISSIPPI, most venomous snakes, such as this copperhead, have a triangular-shaped head with vertical, cat-like pupils in their eyes. The only exception is the coral snake. </em>(Photo courtesy of Taylor Hannah)</p> Hearing on pollinators highlights USDA/EPA rift http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hearing-pollinators-highlights-usdaepa-rift <div class="field-deck"> Pollinator health issues front and center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Terse letter from USDA to EPA takes center stage during House pollinator health hearing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hearing-pollinators-highlights-usdaepa-rift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/hearing-pollinators-highlights-usdaepa-rift#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Government Management Pesticides Fri, 15 May 2015 14:30:00 +0000 125321 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas NRCS: funding for innovation grants http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-nrcs-funding-innovation-grants <div class="field-byline"> Arkansas NRCS office </div> <div class="field-deck"> Some $300,000 for grants available </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mike Sullivan, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state conservationist, has announced approximately $300,000 in funding is available through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies within Arkansas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-nrcs-funding-innovation-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-nrcs-funding-innovation-grants#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Fri, 15 May 2015 14:18:00 +0000 125221 at http://deltafarmpress.com