Government http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en $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 Corn acres drop 2 percent, sorghum soars 11 percent http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/corn-acres-drop-2-percent-sorghum-soars-11-percent <div class="node-body article-body">According to USDA's March 31 Prospective Plantings report, grain sorghum acres could soar in some states in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/corn-acres-drop-2-percent-sorghum-soars-11-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/markets/corn-acres-drop-2-percent-sorghum-soars-11-percent#comments Soybeans Corn Markets Government Corn Cotton Grain Sorghum Peanut Rice Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:32:00 +0000 124121 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press Potholes a'plenty: Severe winter further degrades already crumbling roads, bridges http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/potholes-aplenty-severe-winter-further-degrades-already-crumbling-roads-bridges <div class="node-body blog-body">This winter has produced a bumper crop of potholes, washouts, and other damage that has turned highways and streets into a whack-a-mole exercise of trying to dodge one pothole before another pops up ahead.</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/potholes-aplenty-severe-winter-further-degrades-already-crumbling-roads-bridges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/potholes-aplenty-severe-winter-further-degrades-already-crumbling-roads-bridges#comments Government Miscellaneous Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:39:00 +0000 124071 at http://deltafarmpress.com Comparison of ARC-County and PLC without SCO under the 2014 farm bill http://deltafarmpress.com/government/comparison-arc-county-and-plc-without-sco-under-2014-farm-bill <div class="field-byline"> Bobby Coats </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The decision by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to extended the deadline for selection of either the ARC or PLC options for the new farm bill for an additional week means farmers can put more analysis into their decision, University of Arkansas ag economist says.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/comparison-arc-county-and-plc-without-sco-under-2014-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/comparison-arc-county-and-plc-without-sco-under-2014-farm-bill#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:22:00 +0000 124051 at http://deltafarmpress.com How is the farm bill program signup going? http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-farm-bill-program-signup-going <div class="field-deck"> FSA administrator on deadline extension, ‘jump teams’ and revisiting decisions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Val Dolcini gives progress report on signup for Agricultural Act of 2014 programs after USDA decides to give producers an additional week to sign register and get appointment with his FSA colleagues to select the Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage options.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-farm-bill-program-signup-going" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-farm-bill-program-signup-going#comments Government Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:46:00 +0000 124041 at http://deltafarmpress.com USDA extends ARC and PLC sign-up deadlines http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-extends-arc-and-plc-sign-deadlines <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="field-deck"> April 7 now deadline to update yields, reallocate base acres, and make final selections </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners and producers now have until April 7 to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 farm bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-extends-arc-and-plc-sign-deadlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/usda-extends-arc-and-plc-sign-deadlines#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Government Farm Bill Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:23:00 +0000 124021 at http://deltafarmpress.com How might the California drought impact Southern agriculture? http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/how-might-california-drought-impact-southern-agriculture <div class="field-deck"> Medium-grain rice may tempt Mid-South producers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“One acre of rice provides enough water for six households in southern California for a year. So, there’s always a battle from people farther south wanting water."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/how-might-california-drought-impact-southern-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/how-might-california-drought-impact-southern-agriculture#comments Rice Markets Government Management Irrigation Technology Drought Import and Export Irrigation Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:33:00 +0000 123941 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas governor signs Grain Dealer Act to regulate brokers http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-governor-signs-grain-dealer-act-regulate-brokers <div class="field-deck"> State Plant Board to receive comments on implementing law </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arkansas governor signs law aimed at regulating grain dealers who buy corn, rice, sorghum and soybeans in the state.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-governor-signs-grain-dealer-act-regulate-brokers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-governor-signs-grain-dealer-act-regulate-brokers#comments Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Government Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:13:00 +0000 124001 at http://deltafarmpress.com Will California drought boost Mid-South rice? http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/will-california-drought-boost-mid-south-rice <div class="field-deck"> Mid-South to see more medium-grain rice planted? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California rice farmers are being offered – and seriously considering – selling their water to municipalities and sitting out the growing season. If those sales are made, might that mean medium-grain rice production would shift to the Mid-South?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/will-california-drought-boost-mid-south-rice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/will-california-drought-boost-mid-south-rice#comments Rice Markets Government Management Irrigation Technology Drought Import and Export Rice Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:04:00 +0000 123971 at http://deltafarmpress.com DELTA FARM PRESS 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