Government http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Waters of U.S. rule blocked by federal judge http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge <div class="field-deck"> Controversial WOTUS rule would have gone into effect Friday </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Late Thursday (Aug. 27), Judge Ralph Erickson agreed to a preliminary injunction sought by 13 states suing to block the WOTUS rule saying it is “exceptionally expansive.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/waters-us-rule-blocked-federal-judge#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Management Irrigation Technology Regulations Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:25:00 +0000 128341 at http://deltafarmpress.com 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Events Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at http://deltafarmpress.com For Congress: Ag appropriations, marketing certificates http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/congress-ag-appropriations-marketing-certificates <div class="field-deck"> Report from the ACP-Cotton Foundation Joint Meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Langley warned that because cotton producers don’t yet have certificates and marketing loan benefits apply towards the $125,000 limit, “the FSA will be required to do reconciliation on where every producer stands. ... They want to do this reconciliation before October when any ARC or PLC payments will be made for the 2014 crop.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/congress-ag-appropriations-marketing-certificates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/congress-ag-appropriations-marketing-certificates#comments Cotton Markets Government Management Conferences Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:59:00 +0000 128251 at http://deltafarmpress.com U.S. cotton, ‘actively engaged’ and trade issues http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-actively-engaged-and-trade-issues <div class="field-deck"> Report from the ACP-Cotton Foundation Joint Meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The FSA has said the "actively engaged" final rule is “essentially written and going through the clearance process at USDA. Their intention is to get the final rule issues by October. If they do that, it would most likely apply for the 2016 crop year." — Reece Langley, National Cotton Council.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-actively-engaged-and-trade-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-actively-engaged-and-trade-issues#comments Cotton Markets Government Management Cotton Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:38:00 +0000 128231 at http://deltafarmpress.com Vilsack on updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">"Today's farm income forecast is heartening for all Americans." -- Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/vilsack-updated-2015-us-farm-income-forecast#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Markets Government Management Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:38:00 +0000 128221 at http://deltafarmpress.com There’s no such thing as a free lunch or free road and bridge repairs http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. farmers are losing their transportation advantage over competitors like Brazil while roads and bridges crumble for lack of investment. </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/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/there-s-no-such-thing-free-lunch-or-free-road-and-bridge-repairs#comments Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:02:00 +0000 128151 at http://deltafarmpress.com Kicking the can, again, down ever-so-crumbling highways http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways <div class="node-body blog-body">As paving season melts away like an ice cube in the August sun, highwaysare in horrible condition and getting worse by the day.</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/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/kicking-can-again-down-ever-so-crumbling-highways#comments Government Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:10:00 +0000 128081 at http://deltafarmpress.com Farm income drops, Mid-South land values steady http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-income-drops-mid-south-land-values-steady <div class="field-byline"> Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis </div> <div class="field-deck"> St. Louis Fed second-quarter ag survey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After an excessively wet spring that hindered planting of crops and ongoing weakness in grain prices worldwide, agricultural bankers reported a continued drop in farm income during the second quarter of 2015. Meanwhile, the average value of quality farmland remained steady during the second quarter after dropping sharply the first quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-income-drops-mid-south-land-values-steady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-income-drops-mid-south-land-values-steady#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:36:00 +0000 127891 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press Sweet potato leader says: Agriculture needs Congress to resolve labor issues http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues <div class="node-body article-body">"The labor regulation system is broken; Congress knows it’s broken,” says Kay Rentzel, executive director of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council. “We need the labor situation fixed."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues#comments Government Management Miscellaneous National Non-farm bill agriculture Seasonal State Sweet potatoes Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:57:00 +0000 127621 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Kay Rentzel, center, executive director of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council, visits with Wes Lowe, left, Mississippi State University research associate, and Perry Bailey, BBF Partnership, Calhoun City, Miss., at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation&rsquo;s annual sweet potato commodity meeting.</strong></em></p> Delta Farm Press Marketing with Cuban flavor and first look at 2015 crop next webinar topics http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/marketing-cuban-flavor-and-first-look-2015-crop-next-webinar-topics <div class="node-body article-body">Marketing with a Cuban flavor and First look at 2015 crop production will be the topics of the University of Arkansas Food and Agribusiness Webinar at 10 a.m. Thursday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/marketing-cuban-flavor-and-first-look-2015-crop-next-webinar-topics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/marketing-cuban-flavor-and-first-look-2015-crop-next-webinar-topics#comments Rice Government Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:46:00 +0000 127821 at http://deltafarmpress.com Delta Farm Press