Livestock http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Beekeepers need farmers to help feed their bees http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/beekeepers-need-farmers-help-feed-their-bees <div class="node-body blog-body">Beekeepers need more forages for their bees than most can provide so they rely on farmers to provide healthy crops and other vegetation to feed them, a fact which seems to be lost on many activists calling for pesticides to be banned or withdrawn from use.</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/beekeepers-need-farmers-help-feed-their-bees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/beekeepers-need-farmers-help-feed-their-bees#comments Livestock Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 29 May 2015 02:15:00 +0000 125791 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 Cochran, Wicker defend long-awaited catfish inspection program http://deltafarmpress.com/government/cochran-wicker-defend-long-awaited-catfish-inspection-program <div class="field-deck"> Less than 1 percent of imported catfish is inspected </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi senators defend USDA-led catfish inspection program, call accusations of wasteful, duplication 'false.'</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/cochran-wicker-defend-long-awaited-catfish-inspection-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/cochran-wicker-defend-long-awaited-catfish-inspection-program#comments Livestock Government Tue, 26 May 2015 16:24:00 +0000 125681 at http://deltafarmpress.com WTO rules against U.S. Country of Origin Labeling requirements http://deltafarmpress.com/government/wto-rules-against-us-country-origin-labeling-requirements <div class="field-deck"> Opens the door to trade retaliation by Canada, Mexico </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Country of Origin Labeling not only drives up compliance costs for our domestic producers, but the WTO’s ruling against the rule will now allow for billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. exports.” -- Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/wto-rules-against-us-country-origin-labeling-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/wto-rules-against-us-country-origin-labeling-requirements#comments Livestock Markets Government Government Import and Export Wed, 20 May 2015 16:07:00 +0000 125461 at http://deltafarmpress.com Getty Images 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> 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 Storms, heavy rains and flooding leave at least two dead http://deltafarmpress.com/management/storms-heavy-rains-and-flooding-leave-least-two-dead <div class="field-byline"> The University of Arkansas Extension Service </div> <div class="field-deck"> Many pastures under water </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Any time we get large rains, we can have issues with flooding and stand establishment. There were a lot of crops planted last week, right ahead of these rains, so even fields that didn’t flood may still have trouble getting a stand after these rains.” -- Jason Kelley, Arkansas wheat and feed grains agronomist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/storms-heavy-rains-and-flooding-leave-least-two-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/storms-heavy-rains-and-flooding-leave-least-two-dead#comments Livestock Management Flooding Tue, 12 May 2015 16:45:00 +0000 125241 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>STORM DAMAGE IN Nashville, Ark.<br /> <em>Photo by <span class="meta-field photo-desc " id="yui_3_16_0_1_1431456681796_1595">Sherry Beaty.</span></em></p> 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 Tue, 12 May 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com Does your herd have enough water? http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/does-your-herd-have-enough-water <div class="field-byline"> University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Daily high temperatures of late spring and summer require greater hydration of cattle. Most cattle require approximately 1 gallon of water for each pound of forage ingested. Adult cattle require anywhere from 20 to 40 gallons of water a day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/does-your-herd-have-enough-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/does-your-herd-have-enough-water#comments Livestock Mon, 11 May 2015 14:12:00 +0000 125151 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Cattle herd on the move at the Batesville Station in Arkansas on April 21, 2015.</em> (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo)</p> Mississippi State University wins competition to lead national UAV research effort http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/mississippi-state-university-wins-competition-lead-national-uav-research-effort <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi State University will lead a consortium of 13 universities in operating a national center for research on unmanned aerial systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/mississippi-state-university-wins-competition-lead-national-uav-research-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/equipment/mississippi-state-university-wins-competition-lead-national-uav-research-effort#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Government Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Government Precision farming Technology Mon, 11 May 2015 13:10:00 +0000 125141 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>LEE HATHCOCK, a coordinator with the Mississippi State University Geosystems Research Institute, prepares&nbsp;to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle at the MSU Black Belt Experiment Station at Brooksville.&mdash;Photo: MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence</strong></em></p>