Government http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Mississippi, USDA agencies to begin enrolling farmers in CREP April 27 http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mississippi-usda-agencies-begin-enrolling-farmers-crep-april-27 <div class="node-body video-body">New Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program for Mississippi aimed at helping restore bottomland hardwood forests and increasing wetlands and improving water quality.</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/soybeans/mississippi-usda-agencies-begin-enrolling-farmers-crep-april-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mississippi-usda-agencies-begin-enrolling-farmers-crep-april-27#comments Soybeans Government Management Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:10:00 +0000 124781 at http://deltafarmpress.com Good intentions gone awry: Mississippi's ineffective vehicle inspection sticker program finally ends http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/good-intentions-gone-awry-mississippis-ineffective-vehicle-inspection-sticker-program-finally-e <div class="node-body blog-body">Attempts to scrap the Mississippi vehicle inspection law have been ongoing since 2008. This year, it finally passed and the governor signed it. Hallelujah! </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/good-intentions-gone-awry-mississippis-ineffective-vehicle-inspection-sticker-program-finally-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/good-intentions-gone-awry-mississippis-ineffective-vehicle-inspection-sticker-program-finally-e#comments Government Miscellaneous Columnists Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:08:00 +0000 124661 at http://deltafarmpress.com Is focus on banning pesticides hurting efforts to rescue bees? http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/focus-banning-pesticides-hurting-efforts-rescue-bees <div class="field-deck"> Push to withdraw registrations may be distracting attention from bee health </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bee populations, honey production rising while activist groups continue to demand withdrawal of pesticide registrations. </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/cotton/focus-banning-pesticides-hurting-efforts-rescue-bees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/focus-banning-pesticides-hurting-efforts-rescue-bees#comments Cotton Government Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:20:00 +0000 124621 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>DON PARKER believes better communication between farmers and beekeepers is one of the keys to improving the prospects for honeybees in U.S. agriculture.</p> Mid-South conservation projects receive NRCS funding http://deltafarmpress.com/government/mid-south-conservation-projects-receive-nrcs-funding <div class="field-deck"> Projects aim to help critical watersheds, improve agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the first set of projects it will be funding to improve water quality in critical watersheds. The $100 million that will be spent over the life of the 2014 farm bill will also “strengthen agricultural operations” according to the department.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/mid-south-conservation-projects-receive-nrcs-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/mid-south-conservation-projects-receive-nrcs-funding#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Government Irrigation Technology Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:27:00 +0000 124461 at http://deltafarmpress.com How might forestry be impacted by Waterways of the U.S. rule? http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-might-forestry-be-impacted-waterways-us-rule <div class="field-deck"> Joe Fox, director of the Arkansas Forestry Commission, explains </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It isn’t just row crop agriculture that is fearful of the EPA’s Waterways of the U.S. (WOTUS) proposed rule. If implemented, the rule would also have a tremendous impact on forestry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-might-forestry-be-impacted-waterways-us-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-might-forestry-be-impacted-waterways-us-rule#comments Orchard Crops Markets Government Management Regulations Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:33:00 +0000 124351 at http://deltafarmpress.com Grain sorghum bright spot in April WASDE Report http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/grain-sorghum-bright-spot-april-wasde-report <div class="field-deck"> Outlook for other crops little changed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">April Supply/Demand numbers reflect Chinese interest in grain sorghum.</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/cotton/grain-sorghum-bright-spot-april-wasde-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/grain-sorghum-bright-spot-april-wasde-report#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Markets Government Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:51:00 +0000 124451 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press Political theater: campaign rhetoric versus the reality of performance http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/political-theater-campaign-rhetoric-versus-reality-performance <div class="node-body blog-body">There are 13 (!) candidates in the special election for the Mississippi House seat vacated by the recent death of Alan Nunnelee. </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/political-theater-campaign-rhetoric-versus-reality-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/political-theater-campaign-rhetoric-versus-reality-performance#comments Government Miscellaneous Election People Farm Press Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:25:00 +0000 124441 at http://deltafarmpress.com EPA sends revised Waterways of U.S. rule to review http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review <div class="field-deck"> Arkansas Attorney General weighs in on proposed rule </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"What you’d see is farmers not being able to farm or maintain their ability to do so. Future generations wouldn’t want to farm because of all the regulatory burdens." -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/epa-sends-revised-waterways-us-rule-review#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Regulations Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:44:00 +0000 124361 at http://deltafarmpress.com Fisher Delta Center: focus on agricultural needs http://deltafarmpress.com/management/fisher-delta-center-focus-agricultural-needs <div class="field-byline"> Patrick R. Shepard, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fisher Delta Research Center is the largest of Missouri’s 19 off-campus agricultural centers, farms and forests, operating within the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the MU Agriculture Experiment Station.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/fisher-delta-center-focus-agricultural-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/fisher-delta-center-focus-agricultural-needs#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Markets Government Management Equipment Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:11:00 +0000 123911 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em>Trent Haggard </em><em>is the director of the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo. The FDRC is the largest of the state&rsquo;s 19 off-campus agricultural centers, farms and forests, operating within the University of Missouri&rsquo;s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the MU Agriculture Experiment Station.</em></p> Delta Farm Press Grain dealer oversight moves into Arkansas legislative spotlight http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight <div class="field-deck"> A chat with Andrew Grobmyer of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Honestly, depending on what information comes out of the court case and bankruptcy proceedings, there may be several phases of legislation that plug holes exposed by Turner (Grain).” -- Andrew Grobmyer, Agricultural Council of Arkansas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/grain-dealer-oversight-moves-arkansas-legislative-spotlight#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Legislation Regulations Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:23:00 +0000 124201 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press