Miscellaneous http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en Mid-South farmers endorse students for $49,500 in scholarships http://deltafarmpress.com/mid-south-farmers-endorse-students-49500-scholarships <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Thirty-three students from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee were awarded a total of $49,500 in college scholarships this spring from America&rsquo;s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The new program encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 scholarships to support their education. Farmers play a vital role by promoting the opportunity to local students and endorsing their applications.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/mid-south-farmers-endorse-students-49500-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:38:48 +0000 126661 at http://deltafarmpress.com And with your hamburger how about a side of porn? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn <div class="node-body blog-body">Can somebody tell me where I can get one of those gorgeous, juicy, half-a-foot-high hamburgers we see in TV ads? The ones you actually get are all squashed together as if run over by one of their delivery trucks.</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/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/and-your-hamburger-how-about-side-porn#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:17:00 +0000 126551 at http://deltafarmpress.com 2015 July 4th cookout costs less http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2015-july-4th-cookout-costs-less <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="field-deck"> Still under $6 per person </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2015-july-4th-cookout-costs-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/2015-july-4th-cookout-costs-less#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:28:00 +0000 126611 at http://deltafarmpress.com Field days can bring the heat, but shed light on agriculture’s importance http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance <div class="node-body blog-body">Field days give producers, university and industry representatives an opportunity to see how things work in the field even if they do typically take place on some of the hottest days of the year.</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/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/field-days-can-bring-heat-shed-light-agriculture-s-importance#comments Cotton Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:02:00 +0000 126481 at http://deltafarmpress.com Former AFBF President Dean Kleckner passes away http://deltafarmpress.com/former-afbf-president-dean-kleckner-passes-away <div class="node-body link-body">Dean Kleckner, 82, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) from 1986-2000, passed away June 15 at his home in Wayzata, Minn.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/former-afbf-president-dean-kleckner-passes-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Miscellaneous Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:59:00 +0000 126431 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mike Espy on ag sales to Cuba: ‘Don’t wait—go there, meet farmers’ http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body">"I believe things are going to open up relatively soon” with Cuba, says former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, and those wanting to do business there should be laying the groundwork.</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/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/mike-espy-ag-sales-cuba-don-t-wait-go-there-meet-farmers#comments Rice Miscellaneous Columnists Import and Export National Rice Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000 126181 at http://deltafarmpress.com U.S. Senate taking a new approach to problem solving: Part II http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/us-senate-taking-new-approach-problem-solving-part-ii <div class="node-body video-body">Infrastructure improvements, long-range planning helping fuel increase in tourists flocking to the Mississippi Delta to pay homage to musicians and history.</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/us-senate-taking-new-approach-problem-solving-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/us-senate-taking-new-approach-problem-solving-part-ii#comments Cotton Government Miscellaneous Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:02:00 +0000 125881 at http://deltafarmpress.com Ag R&D: Are cutbacks in spending endangering future productivity? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-rd-are-cutbacks-spending-endangering-future-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body">Cutbacks in spending on agricultural research and development have allowed past productivity gains to slip away as economic and environmental circumstances change to undermine those gains.</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/ag-rd-are-cutbacks-spending-endangering-future-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/ag-rd-are-cutbacks-spending-endangering-future-productivity#comments Miscellaneous Management People Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:16:00 +0000 125841 at http://deltafarmpress.com Catfish crooks, timber thieves and truffle rustlers http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/catfish-crooks-timber-thieves-and-truffle-rustlers <div class="node-body blog-body">On the night of the incident, Rambaud, already sick of trespassers digging up truffles on his land, had been waiting in one of the family’s groves clad in camouflage. </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/catfish-crooks-timber-thieves-and-truffle-rustlers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/catfish-crooks-timber-thieves-and-truffle-rustlers#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:07:00 +0000 125761 at http://deltafarmpress.com Sun shines briefly on Delta Council day, catfish is served http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sun-shines-briefly-delta-council-day-catfish-served <div class="node-body gallery-body">Threat of rain does not keep Delta Council members from attending the organization's 80th annual meeting or enjoying the catfish and hush puppies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sun-shines-briefly-delta-council-day-catfish-served" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sun-shines-briefly-delta-council-day-catfish-served#comments Government Miscellaneous Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:43:00 +0000 125831 at http://deltafarmpress.com