Legislative http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en 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> <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 Beef Cotton Legislative Outlook Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Events Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:04:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com Farm safety net providing much-needed assistance: Vilsack says http://deltafarmpress.com/legislative/farm-safety-net-providing-much-needed-assistance-vilsack-says <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says net farm income in 2015 and 2016 dropped to the lowest levels since the recession year of 2009.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/legislative/farm-safety-net-providing-much-needed-assistance-vilsack-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/legislative/farm-safety-net-providing-much-needed-assistance-vilsack-says#comments Legislative Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:33:00 +0000 139331 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>The&nbsp;15-billion-bushel corn crop farmers are expected to harvest in 2016 is requiring elevators to create more grain storage wherever they can.</p> Sen. Grassley says merger wave has become ‘tsunami’ http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sen-grassley-says-merger-wave-has-become-tsunami <div class="node-body article-body">Sen. Grassley cites revenue losses on his own farm in hearing on proposed mergers between Bayer AG and Monsanto and other agricultural input suppliers.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sen-grassley-says-merger-wave-has-become-tsunami" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sen-grassley-says-merger-wave-has-become-tsunami#comments Legislative Corn Crop Protection Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:09:00 +0000 139291 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Variety plots at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center.</p> What will rice industry look like in 2025? http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/what-will-rice-industry-look-2025 <div class="field-deck"> Preliminary estimate: August rains cost Arkansas $40 million-plus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eric Wailes, distinguished professor and L.C. Carter chair in the agricultural economics and agribusiness, spoke at the Arkansas Rice Expo about what the rice industry could look like in 10 years. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/what-will-rice-industry-look-2025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/what-will-rice-industry-look-2025#comments Legislative Outlook Rice Management Flooding Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000 139001 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>August rains hit many northeast Arkansas crops hard. This field is just south of Cord on Highway 37 and was photographed Aug. 31. </em></p> Regulations, low prices combining to make 2016 year to remember http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/regulations-low-prices-combining-make-2016-year-remember <div class="node-body video-body">Missouri's Eight District Congressman Jason Smith says farmers are worrired about federal regulations and low commodity prices following tour of the district.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/regulations-low-prices-combining-make-2016-year-remember" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/regulations-low-prices-combining-make-2016-year-remember#comments Legislative Soybeans Corn Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:38:00 +0000 139281 at http://deltafarmpress.com Louisiana officials, lawmakers work to bring home federal flood relief http://deltafarmpress.com/government/louisiana-officials-lawmakers-work-bring-home-federal-flood-relief <div class="field-deck"> Floods leave state with over $350 million in ag-related damages </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“With the increased uncertainty that the floods and harvest have brought, it’s hard to make plans for next year. That puts everyone in a very unstable position.” -- Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/louisiana-officials-lawmakers-work-bring-home-federal-flood-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/louisiana-officials-lawmakers-work-bring-home-federal-flood-relief#comments Beef Legislative Management Disaster Aid Flooding Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:43:00 +0000 139151 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Farmer Samuel Buller holds a rice plant with rice that had sprouted after the 48-acre field had fallen over into floodwater. Buller said the rice fell over because the panicles were loaded with a good crop, but he was able to harvest a few other fields between rains. <em>Photo by Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter.</em></p> ‘Farmers are having a wonderful year financially’ http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/farmers-are-having-wonderful-year-financially <div class="node-body blog-body">Heritage Foundation special report, which is receiving much criticism from farm groups, appears to be divorced from reality of commercial farming.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/farmers-are-having-wonderful-year-financially" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/farmers-are-having-wonderful-year-financially#comments Legislative Farm Press Blog Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:23:00 +0000 139181 at http://deltafarmpress.com Sen. Blunt: U.S. farmers need to ‘take advantage of our advantages’ http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sen-blunt-us-farmers-need-take-advantage-our-advantages <div class="node-body video-body">Infrastructure improvements could be key to providing food to a growing world populations in times of shortages, Missouri Sen. Blunt says.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sen-blunt-us-farmers-need-take-advantage-our-advantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sen-blunt-us-farmers-need-take-advantage-our-advantages#comments Legislative Corn Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:42:00 +0000 139051 at http://deltafarmpress.com USDA inspections send another shipment of Asian fish packing http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/usda-inspections-send-another-shipment-asian-fish-packing <div class="node-body blog-body">The August rejection was only the latest in a string of rejections since the USDA took over inspections from the FDA in April. Compared to the FDA program, which found problems and turned away only a minute amount of foreign seafood over years, the USDA’s efforts have been a massive success.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/usda-inspections-send-another-shipment-asian-fish-packing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/usda-inspections-send-another-shipment-asian-fish-packing#comments Beef Legislative Outlook Management Plant and Animal Health Import and Export Farm Press Blog Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:14:00 +0000 139011 at http://deltafarmpress.com Farmers need to approach 2017 crop spraying season very carefully http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farmers-need-approach-2017-crop-spraying-season-very-carefully <div class="node-body video-body">Many are saying new formulations will solve problems with dicamba drifting on to non-target crops, but weed scientists say they're not the cure-all.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farmers-need-approach-2017-crop-spraying-season-very-carefully" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farmers-need-approach-2017-crop-spraying-season-very-carefully#comments Legislative Soybeans Weeds Tue, 06 Sep 2016 22:01:00 +0000 138901 at http://deltafarmpress.com