Orchard Crops http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 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 Estate planning for farmers: a basic primer http://deltafarmpress.com/management/estate-planning-farmers-basic-primer <div class="field-deck"> A report from the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm families have the same issues as families from other professions. “As estate planners, we mustn’t get stuck into one thing and think that’s all these families care about,” said Stan Miller of Little Rock-based McChain, Miller & Nissman.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/estate-planning-farmers-basic-primer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/estate-planning-farmers-basic-primer#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Estate Planning Wed, 06 May 2015 13:29:00 +0000 124921 at http://deltafarmpress.com Flairimages, iStock Payment limitations and estate planning for farmers: avoiding pitfalls http://deltafarmpress.com/management/payment-limitations-and-estate-planning-farmers-avoiding-pitfalls <div class="field-deck"> A report from the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Payment limitations run into conflicts with estate planners all the time. What we spend a couple of months putting together, estate planners can destroy overnight.” -- Robert Serio. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/payment-limitations-and-estate-planning-farmers-avoiding-pitfalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/payment-limitations-and-estate-planning-farmers-avoiding-pitfalls#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Estate Planning Fri, 01 May 2015 12:19:00 +0000 124911 at http://deltafarmpress.com