Government http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Louisiana Legislature, agriculture facing more budget woes http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/louisiana-legislature-agriculture-facing-more-budget-woes <div class="node-body video-body">Louisiana Senate leader tells Farm Bureau members they need to "heed the call" when asked to help educate legislative members about agricultural issues.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/louisiana-legislature-agriculture-facing-more-budget-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/louisiana-legislature-agriculture-facing-more-budget-woes#comments Cotton Rice Government Wed, 29 Jun 2016 02:09:00 +0000 137051 at http://deltafarmpress.com Wanna be a U.S. citizen? Just bring lots of money http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money <div class="node-body blog-body">Under the EB-5 visa program, your Uncle Sam grants up to 10,000 visas annually for immigrants who will agree to invest at least $1 million to create or retain at least 10 jobs. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money#comments Government Miscellaneous Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:35:00 +0000 137041 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>The aim of the EB-5 visa program was to encourage foreign investment and create jobs in the U.S., but critics say it amounts to selling citizenship to the very wealthy.&nbsp; </strong></em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Brexit: What's its impact on rice, cotton, grain prices? http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/brexit-whats-its-impact-rice-cotton-grain-prices <div class="field-byline"> Robert Coats </div> <div class="field-deck"> United Kingdom votes to leave European Union </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, rice, cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat, and oil experienced price weakness as markets moved into a risk-off mode.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/brexit-whats-its-impact-rice-cotton-grain-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/brexit-whats-its-impact-rice-cotton-grain-prices#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Markets Government Management Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:19:00 +0000 137021 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><span>A Vote to Leave campaigner holds a placard at a rally for votes to leave the European Union in the referendum.</span></p> Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images LSU AgCenter funding ‘stable’ for another year after special session http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/lsu-agcenter-funding-stable-another-year-after-special-session <div class="node-body video-body">LSU Ag Center appears to "dodge a bullet" as a special legislative session comes to close without mandating additional cuts in Extension and research units.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/lsu-agcenter-funding-stable-another-year-after-special-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/lsu-agcenter-funding-stable-another-year-after-special-session#comments Cotton Rice Government Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:13:00 +0000 137001 at http://deltafarmpress.com Meetings to answer "Actively Engaged in Farming" questions http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/meetings-answer-actively-engaged-farming-questions <div class="field-byline"> Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm operators affected by the new “Actively Engaged in Farming” regulations can find help at two meetings sponsored by Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation and Delta Council.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/meetings-answer-actively-engaged-farming-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/meetings-answer-actively-engaged-farming-questions#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Government Management Equipment National Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:32:00 +0000 136951 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images Insurance changes expand farm safety net for double cropping http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/insurance-changes-expand-farm-safety-net-double-cropping <div class="field-byline"> The USDA </div> <div class="field-deck"> Crop insurance gives farmers more planting flexibility </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The modifications center on the practice of growing two crops on the same field at different times of the year, which is known as double cropping.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/insurance-changes-expand-farm-safety-net-double-cropping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/insurance-changes-expand-farm-safety-net-double-cropping#comments Soybeans Rice Wheat Government Agriculture Technology Crop Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:02:00 +0000 136921 at http://deltafarmpress.com EPA administrator defends agency’s review of glyphosate http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/epa-administrator-defends-agency-s-review-glyphosate <div class="node-body article-body">EPA administrator, House Science Committee members debate Environmental Protection Agency's handling of review of glyphosate's cancer risk.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/epa-administrator-defends-agency-s-review-glyphosate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/epa-administrator-defends-agency-s-review-glyphosate#comments Soybeans Government Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:18:00 +0000 136891 at http://deltafarmpress.com Citizens urged to report drought conditions http://deltafarmpress.com/management/citizens-urged-report-drought-conditions <div class="field-byline"> Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension </div> <div class="field-deck"> Reports needed in wake of high temperatures and lack of rain </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Input from citizens statewide helps decision-makers gain a more complete and accurate portrayal of the location and severity of drought in each state and region. “Nobody knows a drought better than the person living in it.” -- Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension climatologist.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/citizens-urged-report-drought-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/citizens-urged-report-drought-conditions#comments Government Management Irrigation Technology Drought Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:02:00 +0000 136831 at http://deltafarmpress.com Louisiana farmers hear updates on crops, research http://deltafarmpress.com/management/louisiana-farmers-hear-updates-crops-research <div class="field-byline"> Olivia McClure and Tammi Arender, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="field-deck"> LSU AgCenter field day held in St. Joseph </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fourteen of Louisiana’s 64 parishes currently are without an agriculture Extension agent, and programs at some research stations may face downsizing.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/louisiana-farmers-hear-updates-crops-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/louisiana-farmers-hear-updates-crops-research#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Government Management Agriculture Technology Weed Control Events Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:53:00 +0000 136821 at http://deltafarmpress.com UK’s Brexit vote: What impact on rice, cotton, and grain prices? http://deltafarmpress.com/government/uk-s-brexit-vote-what-impact-rice-cotton-and-grain-prices <div class="field-byline"> Robert Coats, Professor, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"On the one-hand a two-year transition seems like a very long time; on the other hand market participants will immediately start repositioning their portfolios and trades, and of course that process has already started." -- Robert Coats, professor, University of Arkansas.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/uk-s-brexit-vote-what-impact-rice-cotton-and-grain-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/uk-s-brexit-vote-what-impact-rice-cotton-and-grain-prices#comments Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Government Government Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:37:00 +0000 136801 at http://deltafarmpress.com