Management en El Nino building to strong levels, may impact crops in Australia, Asia and Africa <div class="field-deck"> Current Pacific Ocean temperatures significantly higher than normal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There's an 80 percent chance the U.S. and the remainder of the world will experience a strong El Nino this fall, winter and going into the early part of 2016, USDA meteorologists say.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Miscellaneous Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:07:00 +0000 127511 at The rain in the South falls mainly where it feels like it <div class="node-body blog-body">Rains in mid-July pushed the drought a little farther away for the Mid-South, but the crops -- and growers -- still have a long way to go in 2015.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Irrigation Technology Farm Press Blog Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:24:00 +0000 127501 at Mississippi farmers, beekeepers work together to protect bees <div class="field-byline"> Kerri Collins Lewis, Mississippi State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pitting farmers against beekeepers does little to solve the problems facing pollinators. “In some cases, anti-pesticide groups are using the challenges facing bee health as an opportunity to set up a very black-and-white, good guy versus bad guy scenario when it comes to agricultural production,” said Angus Catchot, an entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Management Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:55:00 +0000 126671 at Photo: Getty Images Easy-to-understand beef genomics on eXtension website <div class="field-byline"> Duane Dailey, University of Missouri Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For beef herd owners facing genetic data overload at breeding time, a new website,, can help. Useful information is put in terms farmers understand, Decker says. All in one easy-to-use spot on the Internet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Management Cattle Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:33:00 +0000 126821 at <p>Six land-grant university specialists are working together sorting out the most helpful Internet items about herd genetics.</p> Delta Farm Press Calendar of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Events Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:42:00 +0000 46561 at Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference set Aug. 5 <div class="field-deck"> Registration deadline is July 31 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers and lenders can learn the latest about production financing and marketing at the University of Tennessee at Matin's annual Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference Aug. 5.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Miscellaneous Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:36:00 +0000 127451 at <p>David Kohl speaks to farmers about financial management in a low-price era.</p> High nighttime temperatures a concern for rice producers <div class="node-body article-body">Arkansas farmers are still concerned with the weather as they continue to push the 2015 rice crop ahead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Management Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:45:00 +0000 127441 at Delta Farm Press Diseased wheat plagues Missouri farmers <div class="field-byline"> Jason Vance, University of Missouri Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Missouri farmers have had a tough time harvesting their wheat crop, and now disease is making it hard or even impossible to sell, says Pat Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wheat Markets Management Wheat Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:38:00 +0000 127431 at Delta Farm Press Section 179 extension part of Senate Finance Committee bill <div class="field-deck"> Bill would extend agriculture-friendly provisions through 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Section 179 allows farmers to expense and depreciate property they have purchased or repaired for their operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Buying/Purchasing Legislation Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 127421 at How might Mid-South producers utilize ESN fertilizer? <div class="field-deck"> Product makes move from Midwest grain into Delta fields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Data has shown that, in general, in our warm climate and with application in an April timeframe with soil temperatures above 70 degrees, the product will release its nitrogen over about 35 to 40 days." -- Bobby Golden, Mississippi Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Government Management Fertilizers Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:22:00 +0000 127081 at <p>AT A LATE June field day in Stoneville, Miss., ESN reps and growers check trial plots of soybeans for impact with the controlled-release nitrogen.</p>