Livestock http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en 2015 July 4th cookout costs less http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2015-july-4th-cookout-costs-less <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="field-deck"> Still under $6 per person </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2015-july-4th-cookout-costs-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2015-july-4th-cookout-costs-less#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:28:00 +0000 126611 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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 SW Arkansas flood recovery meeting set for July 2 http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/sw-arkansas-flood-recovery-meeting-set-july-2 <div class="field-byline"> Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crop and livestock experts from the Extension services in Arkansas and Texas will be on the agenda for a July 2 meeting to help provide flood recovery tactics for farmers and ranchers in the Red River basin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/sw-arkansas-flood-recovery-meeting-set-july-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/sw-arkansas-flood-recovery-meeting-set-july-2#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Livestock Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:37:00 +0000 126421 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>A flooded Lafayette County, Ark., wheat field. The producers of Lafayette and Miller counties in southwest Arkansas have been dealing with extraordinary amounts of rainfall, and the strongest flooding since 1990. The two counties are separated by the Red River, which flows east into Arkansas from Texas, then south into Louisiana. <em>(Photo by Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture)</em></p> 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 Arkansas farmers focus on work after flood recedes http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/arkansas-farmers-focus-work-after-flood-recedes <div class="field-byline"> Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hank Chaney was the first of Arkansas Extension agents and agronomists, and USDA representatives told farmers assembled in Morrilton, Ark., about options for those who have suffered extensive crop loss due to repeated flooding in the state throughout April and May, after an already-wet spring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/arkansas-farmers-focus-work-after-flood-recedes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/arkansas-farmers-focus-work-after-flood-recedes#comments Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Livestock Management Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:02:00 +0000 126061 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>CENTRAL ARKANSAS producers attending a public meeting Monday in Morrilton at the Conway County Fairgrounds listen to extension agents and agronomists discuss options for farmers suffering major crop loss due to persistent flooding. (University of Arkansas photo by Ryan McGeeney)</em></p> 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 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