Government http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Vilsack announces $720 million in new conservation projects in U.S. http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-announces-720-million-new-conservation-projects-us <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces next phases of Regional Conservation Partnership Program funding to help improve environmental quality of farmland.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-announces-720-million-new-conservation-projects-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-announces-720-million-new-conservation-projects-us#comments Government Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:03:00 +0000 132571 at http://deltafarmpress.com Revised worker protection rules will affect pesticide handlers http://deltafarmpress.com/government/revised-worker-protection-rules-will-affect-pesticide-handlers <div class="node-body article-body">As a result of the federal worker protection rule changes related to pesticide handlers, there is more potential liability than previously. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/revised-worker-protection-rules-will-affect-pesticide-handlers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/revised-worker-protection-rules-will-affect-pesticide-handlers#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Government Management Equipment National Pesticides Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:11:00 +0000 132381 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>The EPA says the revised Worker Protection Standard &quot;will enhance protections provided to agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, and other persons by strengthening elements of the existing regulation.&quot;&mdash;Getty Images/USDA</strong></em></p> UT Institute of Agriculture to host Cotton Focus - Feb. 18 http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ut-institute-agriculture-host-cotton-focus-feb-18 <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the annual Cotton Focus meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tenn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ut-institute-agriculture-host-cotton-focus-feb-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/ut-institute-agriculture-host-cotton-focus-feb-18#comments Cotton Markets Government Management Equipment Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:25:00 +0000 132441 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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 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> Where has the rice bull wandered off to? http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/where-has-rice-bull-wandered <div class="field-byline"> Milo Hamilton, Firstgrain, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"When China changes, the whole world changes. That’s true whether in politics, rice, markets or the economy. China will shake the rice world of the 21st Century, as it has shaken the soybean world in the last two decades." -- Milo Hamilton, senior economist, Firstgrain, Inc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/where-has-rice-bull-wandered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/where-has-rice-bull-wandered#comments Rice Markets Government Management Import and Export Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:07:00 +0000 132111 at http://deltafarmpress.com Rice a critical part of Food Assistance programs: Part I http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-critical-part-food-assistance-programs-part-i <div class="node-body video-body">Congressman Rick Crawford, other members sign letter urging USDA and the U.S. Agency for International Development to include rice in food aid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-critical-part-food-assistance-programs-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-critical-part-food-assistance-programs-part-i#comments Rice Government Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:22:00 +0000 132421 at http://deltafarmpress.com Bayer takes off gloves in fight over Belt insecticide http://deltafarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer seeks to stop EPA’s proposed cancellation of flubendiamide, which exaggerates risk and would deny farmers a valuable tool in battling damaging insects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/bayer-takes-gloves-fight-over-belt-insecticide#comments Government Management Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:09:00 +0000 132321 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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 Cotton leaders not ready to throw in the towel on oilseed designation http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-leaders-not-ready-throw-towel-oilseed-designation <div class="field-deck"> Ag Secretary says program change would cost $1 billion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">House Ag Committee chair, cotton industry leaders say they will continue search for assistance to farmers in time of low prices and poor demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-leaders-not-ready-throw-towel-oilseed-designation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-leaders-not-ready-throw-towel-oilseed-designation#comments Cotton Government Management Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:19:00 +0000 132201 at http://deltafarmpress.com Photo: Delta Farm Press