Livestock http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Improving water quality, quantity goal of two new NRCS programs http://deltafarmpress.com/government/improving-water-quality-quantity-goal-two-new-nrcs-programs-0 <div class="node-body article-body">USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service accepting applications for programs that could help improve water quality and quantity in two Mississippi regions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/improving-water-quality-quantity-goal-two-new-nrcs-programs-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/improving-water-quality-quantity-goal-two-new-nrcs-programs-0#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Government Management Equipment Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:05:00 +0000 132511 at http://deltafarmpress.com How are ag lenders approaching 2016? http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/how-are-ag-lenders-approaching-2016 <div class="field-deck"> A report from the 2016 Arkansas Soybean Association Annual Meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In agriculture, lenders back producers in all sorts of economic climates. With the recent market downturns, what is the lender's perspective for 2016?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/how-are-ag-lenders-approaching-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/how-are-ag-lenders-approaching-2016#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Management Miscellaneous Finance Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:40:00 +0000 132091 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Brothers <strong><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/perry-galloway-108-bushel-soybeans-north-central-arkansas" target="_blank">Charles and Perry Galloway</a></strong>, of Gregory, were both honored at the meeting for breaking the 100-bushel-per-acre yield threshold in 2015. Perry cut a field of 108.76 bushel soybeans while Charles&rsquo; field yielded just under 101 bushels.</p> Photo: Delta Farm Press Farmers on sounder financial footing now than in 1980s crisis, ag banker says http://deltafarmpress.com/management/farmers-sounder-financial-footing-now-1980s-crisis-ag-banker-says <div class="node-body article-body">“Unlike the crisis of the 1980s, today’s commercial farmers are, for the most part, in sound condition,” says Gary Gaines, retiring president/CEO of Mississippi Land Bank. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/farmers-sounder-financial-footing-now-1980s-crisis-ag-banker-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/farmers-sounder-financial-footing-now-1980s-crisis-ag-banker-says#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Finance Management Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:19:00 +0000 132141 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Gary Gaines, center, retired at the end of January as president/CEO of Mississippi Land Bank, after 43 years in the Farm Credit system. With him are his successor, Craig Shideler, left, and Abbott Myers, Dundee, Miss., farmer and board chairman of the bank.</strong></em></p> Cattle markets offer promise in 2016 http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-markets-offer-promise-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef cattle producers are not seeing the record high prices from a year ago, but strong export numbers are providing reasons to hope 2016 will be profitable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-markets-offer-promise-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-markets-offer-promise-2016#comments Livestock Markets Management Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:37:00 +0000 132151 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Cattle at the Henry H. Leveck Animal Research Center at Mississippi State University benefit from a concrete pad under the water trough in their pasture. Concrete pads can reduce muddy conditions cattle endure during each Mississippi winter. </em>(Photo: MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale)</p> Farm bill spending criticism off target — again http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/farm-bill-spending-criticism-target-again <div class="node-body blog-body">Activists groups begin piling on after falling crop prices drive up spending for farm bill programs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/farm-bill-spending-criticism-target-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/farm-bill-spending-criticism-target-again#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Farm Press Blog Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:01:00 +0000 132241 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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 Is an LLC right for your farm? http://deltafarmpress.com/management/llc-right-your-farm <div class="node-body article-body">A limited liability company (LLC) for a farm allows shared ownership, clearly defined management structure and liability limited to assets of the company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/llc-right-your-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/llc-right-your-farm#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Management Equipment Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:08:00 +0000 132041 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images 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 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:04:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Feb. 26-27: 2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tenn. Co-sponsored by the Southern Cotton Ginners and Delta Farm Press.</em></p> Photo: Delta Farm Press Farm succession starts with your financial security http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-succession-starts-your-financial-security <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Spafford </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Legacy is the pinnacle of achievement for the family farm owner. Succession is honoring yesterday, profiting today, and securing tomorrow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-succession-starts-your-financial-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-succession-starts-your-financial-security#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Management Equipment Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:08:00 +0000 131031 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Kevin Spafford</p> Farmland owners in denial about falling prices http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/farmland-owners-denial-about-falling-prices <div class="field-byline"> William R. Smith Jr. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Guest Commentary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmland owners consider shifting some holdings to alternative investments in anticipation of accelerating price declines over the next few years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/farmland-owners-denial-about-falling-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/farmland-owners-denial-about-falling-prices#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:05:00 +0000 131731 at http://deltafarmpress.com