Livestock http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Julie White: Avid advocate for American agriculture http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/julie-white-avid-advocate-american-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Julie White has been named the first-ever Mississippi participant in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s prestigious two-year Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) class.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/julie-white-avid-advocate-american-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/julie-white-avid-advocate-american-agriculture#comments Livestock Management American Farm Bureau Federation Beef Cow-Calf Production Grasses Grazing/Pasture Management State Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:50:00 +0000 124431 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>FARM FAMILY: From left, Julie White, Matthew and Morgan White, and William White. Julie is the first-ever Mississippian to be selected for the American Farm Bureau Federation&rsquo;s prestigious Partners in Agricultural Leadership class.</strong></em></p> 5 keys to succession planning http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/5-keys-succession-planning <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Spafford, Legacy by Design </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The initial steps in planning for succession in farm families can be difficult. The path is not always direct. And, though the process is based on generating specific results, the exact outcome cannot be known at the outset.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/5-keys-succession-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/5-keys-succession-planning#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Equipment Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:23:00 +0000 124711 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Kevin Spafford</em></p> Land availability top concern for young farmers http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/land-availability-top-concern-young-farmers <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For young people who want to begin farming or ranching or expand an established farm or ranch, securing adequate land remains their top challenge. Another major challenge is coping with burdensome government regulations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/land-availability-top-concern-young-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/land-availability-top-concern-young-farmers#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Management Equipment Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:21:00 +0000 124571 at http://deltafarmpress.com Spring Valley Family Farms: gate-to-plate beef http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/spring-valley-family-farms-gate-plate-beef <div class="field-byline"> By Doreen Muzzi, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> JOHN AND DEBRA BRADLEY </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Tennessee “Century Farm,” Spring Valley Family Farms in Lutts, Tenn., is changing how cattle are marketed in the Mid-South. While still selling some cattle at the local livestock auction, Spring Valley Family Farms is transitioning to a direct to consumer sales model, and early consumer indications are promising.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/spring-valley-family-farms-gate-plate-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/spring-valley-family-farms-gate-plate-beef#comments Livestock Markets Management Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 124331 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>JOHN AND DEBRA BRADLEY are taking on second careers as cattle ranchers with the goal of a selling their all-natural beef directly to consumers using a farm-to-table production model.</p> Doreen Muzzi, Delta Farm Press EPA sends revised Waterways of U.S. rule to review http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review <div class="field-deck"> Arkansas Attorney General weighs in on proposed rule </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"What you’d see is farmers not being able to farm or maintain their ability to do so. Future generations wouldn’t want to farm because of all the regulatory burdens." -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Regulations Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:44:00 +0000 124361 at http://deltafarmpress.com Grain dealer oversight moves into Arkansas legislative spotlight http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight <div class="field-deck"> A chat with Andrew Grobmyer of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Honestly, depending on what information comes out of the court case and bankruptcy proceedings, there may be several phases of legislation that plug holes exposed by Turner (Grain).” -- Andrew Grobmyer, Agricultural Council of Arkansas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Legislation Regulations Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:23:00 +0000 124201 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press Concerns over 'actively engaged' and the federal budget http://deltafarmpress.com/government/concerns-over-actively-engaged-and-federal-budget <div class="field-deck"> A chat with Andrew Grobmyer of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"We feel the 2014 farm bill already provided substantial savings from the agriculture sector. To re-open it only a year after it was signed into law isn’t wise." -- Andrew Grobmyer, Agricultural Council of Arkansas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/concerns-over-actively-engaged-and-federal-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/concerns-over-actively-engaged-and-federal-budget#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Legislation Regulations Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:34:00 +0000 124211 at http://deltafarmpress.com $332 million for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program in 2015 http://deltafarmpress.com/government/332-million-agricultural-conservation-easement-program-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Signup deadline of May 15 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Under the 2014 farm bill, three conservation programs overseen by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service were consolidated under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. USDA has announced that $332 million would be provided for 2015 ACEP projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/332-million-agricultural-conservation-easement-program-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/332-million-agricultural-conservation-easement-program-2015#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 124131 at http://deltafarmpress.com Agriculture-related legal issues focus of April 17 meeting http://deltafarmpress.com/government/agriculture-related-legal-issues-focus-april-17-meeting <div class="field-deck"> Register now for the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We’re very focused on farming and practical legal challenges producers are facing -- less of an academic-type conference."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/agriculture-related-legal-issues-focus-april-17-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/agriculture-related-legal-issues-focus-april-17-meeting#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Conferences Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:56:00 +0000 123961 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, 25 Mar 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com