Orchard Crops http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Waters of U.S. rule blocked by federal judge http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge <div class="field-deck"> Controversial WOTUS rule would have gone into effect Friday </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Late Thursday (Aug. 27), Judge Ralph Erickson agreed to a preliminary injunction sought by 13 states suing to block the WOTUS rule saying it is “exceptionally expansive.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Irrigation Technology Regulations Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:25:00 +0000 128341 at http://deltafarmpress.com Vilsack on updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">"Today's farm income forecast is heartening for all Americans." -- Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Markets Government Management Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:38:00 +0000 128221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Section 179 extension part of Senate Finance Committee bill http://deltafarmpress.com/government/section-179-extension-part-senate-finance-committee-bill <div class="field-deck"> Bill would extend agriculture-friendly provisions through 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Section 179 allows farmers to expense and depreciate property they have purchased or repaired for their operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/section-179-extension-part-senate-finance-committee-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/section-179-extension-part-senate-finance-committee-bill#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Buying/Purchasing Legislation Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 127421 at http://deltafarmpress.com Suspect PPO-resistant pigweed fields showing up everywhere http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/suspect-ppo-resistant-pigweed-fields-showing-everywhere <div class="field-byline"> Bob Scott, University of Arkansas Extension Weed Specialist </div> <div class="field-deck"> New resistance development means big headaches </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"I have been in several fields this year where it does appear that either Valor PRE or Flexstar POST, or both, have failed." -- Bob Scott.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/suspect-ppo-resistant-pigweed-fields-showing-everywhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/weed-control/suspect-ppo-resistant-pigweed-fields-showing-everywhere#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Management Weed Control Resistant Weeds Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:56:00 +0000 127331 at http://deltafarmpress.com Emerald ash borer detected in north Louisiana http://deltafarmpress.com/management/emerald-ash-borer-detected-north-louisiana <div class="field-byline"> Brandy Orlando, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="field-deck"> First detected in February </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It is a beetle native to China that has decimated ash trees in the northeastern United States within the last 15 years and has been spreading and moving south.” -- Rodrigo Diaz, LSU AgCenter entomologist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/emerald-ash-borer-detected-north-louisiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/emerald-ash-borer-detected-north-louisiana#comments Orchard Crops Government Management Plant and Animal Health Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:26:00 +0000 127181 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>LSU AgCenter entomologist Rodrigo Diaz releases a sample of parasitoid wasps onto an infected ash tree in Shongaloo, Louisiana. <em>(Photo by Brandy Orlando, LSU AgCenter)</em></p> 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 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 ‘Superweeds’ - common fallacies and an interesting study http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/superweeds-common-fallacies-and-interesting-study <div class="field-byline"> Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Weed Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"The truth is that Roundup did not create superweeds, but rather superweeds defeated Roundup." -- Larry Steckel, weed specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/superweeds-common-fallacies-and-interesting-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/superweeds-common-fallacies-and-interesting-study#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Management Weed Control Resistant Weeds Tue, 12 May 2015 12:31:00 +0000 125181 at http://deltafarmpress.com