Miscellaneous http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en Organic growers report higher sales, low market penetration http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/organic-growers-report-higher-sales-low-market-penetration <div class="node-body blog-body">"Organic" producers continue to make inroads in commercial agriculture, but proponents admit it still only makes up 5 percent of total food sales.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/organic-growers-report-higher-sales-low-market-penetration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/organic-growers-report-higher-sales-low-market-penetration#comments Markets Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Fri, 27 May 2016 13:16:00 +0000 136141 at http://deltafarmpress.com The last dairyman: John McReynolds retires after 50 years http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/last-dairyman-john-mcreynolds-retires-after-50-years <div class="node-body blog-body">He was the last private dairyman in a county once known as the Dairy Capitol of the South, but early this month John T. McReynolds sold his herd and retired.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/last-dairyman-john-mcreynolds-retires-after-50-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/last-dairyman-john-mcreynolds-retires-after-50-years#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 May 2016 14:30:00 +0000 136021 at http://deltafarmpress.com Sorghum Checkoff launches new, mobile-friendly website http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sorghum-checkoff-launches-new-mobile-friendly-website <div class="field-byline"> United Sorghum Checkoff Program </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The sorghum industry, like every other industry, is constantly evolving, and our website should reflect that.” -- David Fremark, Sorghum Checkoff Chairman. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sorghum-checkoff-launches-new-mobile-friendly-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/sorghum-checkoff-launches-new-mobile-friendly-website#comments Soybeans Corn Rice Markets Management Miscellaneous Grain Sorghum Fri, 13 May 2016 15:16:00 +0000 135261 at http://deltafarmpress.com Separating fact from fiction in combating mosquitoes http://deltafarmpress.com/management/separating-fact-fiction-combating-mosquitoes <div class="field-byline"> Randy LaBauve, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“West Nile virus is something we’re going to have to deal with annually. So whether or not Zika virus becomes an issue in Louisiana, it’s important to remember that you should always protect yourself from mosquitoes.” -- Kristen Healy, LSU AgCenter medical entomologist.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/separating-fact-fiction-combating-mosquitoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/separating-fact-fiction-combating-mosquitoes#comments Management Miscellaneous Plant and Animal Health Mon, 09 May 2016 14:54:00 +0000 135471 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas Agriculture Department opens 2016 Arkansas Century Farms Program http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program <div class="field-deck"> New applications accepted through May 31 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"In honoring those families who are part of this great tradition, the Arkansas Century Farm Program recognizes the historical relevance of the family farm and its important place in Arkansas's future." -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-arkansas-century-farms-program#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Management Miscellaneous Events Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:43:00 +0000 135091 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mid-South Ag Law Conference covers wide range of issues in Memphis http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mid-south-ag-law-conference-covers-wide-range-issues-memphis <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference presents intense sessions on the issues that confront farmers in difficult economic times.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mid-south-ag-law-conference-covers-wide-range-issues-memphis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/mid-south-ag-law-conference-covers-wide-range-issues-memphis#comments Soybeans Rice Government Miscellaneous Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:55:00 +0000 135061 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Bill Bridgforth and Rusty Rumley were among participants in this year&#39;s Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference.</p> Chrysanthemums running amok: The joys (?) of gardening http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/chrysanthemums-running-amok-joys-gardening <div class="node-body blog-body">To walk into a garden center at this time of year is akin to proffering cocaine to a drug addict: everywhere beautiful blooms, intriguing plants, just waiting to be taken home.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/chrysanthemums-running-amok-joys-gardening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/chrysanthemums-running-amok-joys-gardening#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:30:00 +0000 135001 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Ere long that nice clump of chrysanthemums has become chrysanthemums run amok.</strong></em></p> Control nuisance animals to protect ponds, lakes http://deltafarmpress.com/management/control-nuisance-animals-protect-ponds-lakes <div class="field-byline"> Bill Maily, MSU Extension Service </div> <div class="field-deck"> Moving animals often requires permits </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When landowners decide to put a pond or lake on their property, they need to consider control plans for those unwanted visitors because it is only a matter of time until these animals move in and call the body of water home.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/control-nuisance-animals-protect-ponds-lakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/control-nuisance-animals-protect-ponds-lakes#comments Management Miscellaneous Plant and Animal Health Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:07:00 +0000 134961 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Beavers, such as this one on an Oktibbeha County, Miss., farm, can cause significant damage to ponds and lakes, as well as the areas around them. Trapping is usually the most effective control method.</p> Photo: MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale) Monsanto announces 2016 regional ‘Farm Mom of the Year’ winners http://deltafarmpress.com/management/monsanto-announces-2016-regional-farm-mom-year-winners <div class="field-deck"> National winner to be determined by America’s votes on Americasfarmers.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"We are thrilled to introduce America to our five new regional farm moms. We were impressed with their drive and willingness to speak out for agriculture, and we know America will be, too.” -- Tracy Mueller, Monsanto corporate brand manager.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/monsanto-announces-2016-regional-farm-mom-year-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/monsanto-announces-2016-regional-farm-mom-year-winners#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Orchard Crops Livestock Management Miscellaneous Events Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:58:00 +0000 134941 at http://deltafarmpress.com Arkansas Farm Bureau 2016 County Farm Families of the Year named http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/arkansas-farm-bureau-2016-county-farm-families-year-named <div class="field-byline"> Arkansas Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“These families represent the pillars of our state. Congratulations to each of them on this recognition and we share our thanks to all those who have helped them succeed.” -- Randy Veach, president, Arkansas Farm Bureau.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/arkansas-farm-bureau-2016-county-farm-families-year-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/arkansas-farm-bureau-2016-county-farm-families-year-named#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Miscellaneous Events Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:33:00 +0000 134901 at http://deltafarmpress.com