Orchard Crops http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Arkansas Agriculture Department Opens 2016 Century Farm Program http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-century-farm-program <div class="field-byline"> The Arkansas Agriculture Department </div> <div class="field-deck"> Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Century Farm program honors Arkansas’ rich agricultural heritage; since its beginning in 2012 under the AAD, 297 farms and families have been certified.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-century-farm-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-century-farm-program#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Miscellaneous Events Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:08:00 +0000 132131 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mississippi’s ag values took small hit in 2015 http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mississippi-s-ag-values-took-small-hit-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service </div> <div class="field-deck"> Agriculture worth some $7.4 billion to state </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi’s estimated state agricultural production value dropped to $7.2 billion, a 4.9 percent decrease from the previous year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mississippi-s-ag-values-took-small-hit-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mississippi-s-ag-values-took-small-hit-2015#comments Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Management Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:20:00 +0000 131221 at http://deltafarmpress.com Grain marketing oversight, addressing water use and policy tweaks http://deltafarmpress.com/management/grain-marketing-oversight-addressing-water-use-and-policy-tweaks <div class="field-deck"> A report from the Agricultural Council of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"We’re happy that many of the priorities being pushed by the agricultural sector were included in both the appropriations side and the tax side of what (Congress passed) just before Christmas." -- Andrew Grobmyer, Agricultural Council of Arkansas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/grain-marketing-oversight-addressing-water-use-and-policy-tweaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/grain-marketing-oversight-addressing-water-use-and-policy-tweaks#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Management Events Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:23:00 +0000 131391 at http://deltafarmpress.com Weather in 2015: a tale of three parts http://deltafarmpress.com/management/weather-2015-tale-three-parts <div class="field-deck"> Will warm December temperatures continue? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Based on the last six El Niños in Arkansas, they tend to be dry. Don’t be surprised if we end up with above-normal precipitation at the end of winter and then dry out.” -- John Lewis, National Weather Service. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/weather-2015-tale-three-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/weather-2015-tale-three-parts#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Weather Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:40:00 +0000 131281 at http://deltafarmpress.com WTO moves to banish export subsidies http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/wto-moves-banish-export-subsidies <div class="field-deck"> Congress passes tax extender package </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"None of us are naïve enough to believe that just because these countries tell the WTO they’ll stop (export subsidies), they won’t find creative ways to keep on. But it’s better to have the agreement than not to.” -- Roger Johnson, NFU president.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/wto-moves-banish-export-subsidies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/wto-moves-banish-export-subsidies#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Import and Export Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:30:00 +0000 131311 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas fruit production survives a year of wild weather http://deltafarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arkansas-fruit-production-survives-year-wild-weather <div class="field-byline"> Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="field-deck"> How did grapes, peaches, berries fare? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arkansas growers enjoyed a relatively positive crop cycle in 2015. Mild winter temperatures left most fruit production unharmed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arkansas-fruit-production-survives-year-wild-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arkansas-fruit-production-survives-year-wild-weather#comments Orchard Crops Management Plant and Animal Health Weather Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:47:00 +0000 130961 at http://deltafarmpress.com USDA removes farm program payments to managers not ‘actively engaged’ in farming http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-removes-farm-program-payments-managers-not-actively-engaged-farming <div class="field-byline"> The USDA </div> <div class="field-deck"> Rule a long time coming </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since 1987, the broad definition of "actively engaged" resulted in some general partnerships and joint ventures adding managers to the farming operation, qualifying for more payments that did not substantially contribute to management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-removes-farm-program-payments-managers-not-actively-engaged-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-removes-farm-program-payments-managers-not-actively-engaged-farming#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Regulations Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:55:00 +0000 131071 at http://deltafarmpress.com WTO okays $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. http://deltafarmpress.com/government/wto-okays-1-billion-retaliatory-tariffs-against-us <div class="field-deck"> Country of Origin Labeling law at center of dispute </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We have known for some time that the Country of Origin Labeling law violates our international trade obligations.” -- Texas Rep. Mike Conaway</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/wto-okays-1-billion-retaliatory-tariffs-against-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/wto-okays-1-billion-retaliatory-tariffs-against-us#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Import and Export Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:24:00 +0000 130691 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images Enlist Duo loss cuts thin weed-fighting arsenal http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/enlist-duo-loss-cuts-thin-weed-fighting-arsenal <div class="field-byline"> Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to an EPA statement issued last week, the agency is seeking to deregister Enlist Duo because it has received new information from Dow that “suggests two active ingredients could result in greater toxicity to non-target plants.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/enlist-duo-loss-cuts-thin-weed-fighting-arsenal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/enlist-duo-loss-cuts-thin-weed-fighting-arsenal#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Markets Government Management Agriculture Technology Weed Control Herbicide-tolerant crops Resistant Weeds Fri, 04 Dec 2015 19:01:00 +0000 130621 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Delta Farm Press Louisiana fruit, vegetable growers website launched http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/louisiana-fruit-vegetable-growers-website-launched <div class="field-byline"> LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">LSU AgCenter has launched Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers website to provide information on research projects, diseases, production and upcoming events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/louisiana-fruit-vegetable-growers-website-launched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/louisiana-fruit-vegetable-growers-website-launched#comments Orchard Crops Miscellaneous Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:49:00 +0000 130341 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Mississippi State University