Markets en Diseased wheat plagues Missouri farmers <div class="field-byline"> Jason Vance, University of Missouri Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Missouri farmers have had a tough time harvesting their wheat crop, and now disease is making it hard or even impossible to sell, says Pat Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wheat Markets Management Wheat Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:38:00 +0000 127431 at Delta Farm Press Section 179 extension part of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 How might Mid-South producers utilize ESN fertilizer? <div class="field-deck"> Product makes move from Midwest grain into Delta fields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Data has shown that, in general, in our warm climate and with application in an April timeframe with soil temperatures above 70 degrees, the product will release its nitrogen over about 35 to 40 days." -- Bobby Golden, Mississippi Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Government Management Fertilizers Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:22:00 +0000 127081 at <p>AT A LATE June field day in Stoneville, Miss., ESN reps and growers check trial plots of soybeans for impact with the controlled-release nitrogen.</p> Soybean acres forecasted to exceed last year’s totals <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Gregory, MSU Agriculture Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“There were areas where excessive rain caused issues with the crop that was planted. Some producers have had to replant two or three times in some cases to get this year’s soybean crop established.” -- Trent Irby, MSU soybean specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Markets Management Import and Export Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:13:00 +0000 127271 at Delta Farm Press Feral hogs cause at least $30 million damage to Louisiana farms <div class="field-byline"> Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="field-deck"> Agriculture takes massive financial hit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Up to this point, we’ve only had anecdotes, so we wanted to quantify how much cost is associated with feral hog activity.” -- Shaun Tanger, LSU AgCenter economist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Markets Government Management Business Crops Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:26:00 +0000 127211 at This map shows the number of acres damaged by feral hogs that farmers reported in an LSU AgCenter study. The pink and blue parishes have the most damage. Illustration by Kathy Kramer/LSU AgCenter Farmers hear Louisiana crops still have good potential <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="field-deck"> Dean Lee Research and Extension Center field day </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fromme said this year’s corn crop has had to endure heavy rain, high winds and some hail.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Markets Government Management Equipment Events Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:15:00 +0000 127191 at <p>Ron Levy, LSU AgCenter soybean specialist, talks about a soybean plant from a plant population study during a field day at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center near Alexandria.</p> (Photo by Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter) Arkansas Rice Expo set for August 7 <div class="field-byline"> Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="field-deck"> Wide range of tours/activities/demonstrations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Field tours of research plots, food demonstrations and family fun are all part of the expo, a salute by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to rice production in the state. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Markets Government Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Conferences Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:01:00 +0000 127151 at Now it’s Turkey: Trade policy issues still plague cotton sector <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. cotton co-ops and private merchants have been dealing since October with an investigation launched by the Turkish government alleging dumping of American cotton into Turkey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Cotton Marketing and Promotion National Cotton Council Regulations State Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:33:00 +0000 127101 at <p><em><strong>&ldquo;We continue to insist that other countries need to be as transparent and accountable as the U.S. in trade policy,&quot; says Gary Adams, National Cotton Council.</strong></em></p> Delta Farm Press GMO food labeling bill passes out of House Agriculture Committee <div class="field-deck"> Headed to House floor prior to August recess? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"The keys to success in any marketing venture are voluntary participation, robust, transparent and meaningful standards, and comprehensive enforcement to ensure compliance,” -- Texas Rep. Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Government Trade Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:13:00 +0000 127071 at Photo: Corbis Delta Farm Press Calendar of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Events Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at