Miscellaneous http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en Arkansas Agriculture Department Opens 2016 Century Farm Program http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-century-farm-program <div class="field-byline"> The Arkansas Agriculture Department </div> <div class="field-deck"> Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Century Farm program honors Arkansas’ rich agricultural heritage; since its beginning in 2012 under the AAD, 297 farms and families have been certified.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-century-farm-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/arkansas-agriculture-department-opens-2016-century-farm-program#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Orchard Crops Livestock Government Miscellaneous Events Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:08:00 +0000 132131 at http://deltafarmpress.com Wetland Mitigation Banking Programs could help conservation efforts http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/wetland-mitigation-banking-programs-could-help-conservation-efforts <div class="field-deck"> Offsets can help producers enroll in other programs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announces establishment of new Wetland Mitigation Banking Program to help fill in the gaps between conservation programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/wetland-mitigation-banking-programs-could-help-conservation-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/wetland-mitigation-banking-programs-could-help-conservation-efforts#comments Rice Government Miscellaneous Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:24:00 +0000 132051 at http://deltafarmpress.com Would you support slavery to save a few cents on shrimp? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp <div class="node-body blog-body">Domestic shrimp, catfish, and other seafood products may cost more, but there is reasonable assurance that they are of good quality and are safe. </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/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/would-you-support-slavery-save-few-cents-shrimp#comments Government Miscellaneous Aquaculture Columnists Regulations Farm Press Blog Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:10:00 +0000 131961 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>A Burmese migrant worker peels shrimp at a factory&nbsp;in Thailand.&mdash;Getty Images/Paula Bronstein</strong></em></p> Taproot decline: Mid-South soybean ‘mystery malady’ http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/taproot-decline-mid-south-soybean-mystery-malady <div class="field-deck"> A report from the 2016 Tri-State Soybean meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Mid-South’s soybean “mystery malady” now has a name — taproot decline. Unfortunately, there remain many questions about treatment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/taproot-decline-mid-south-soybean-mystery-malady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/soybeans/taproot-decline-mid-south-soybean-mystery-malady#comments Soybeans Management Miscellaneous Chemicals Plant and Animal Health Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:18:00 +0000 131941 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>&ldquo;Interveinal chlorosis is one of the most common symptoms associated with taproot decline. Typically, interveinal chlorosis can be observed in a single plant or small clumps of plants together scattered around in a single field,&quot; says Tom Allen, Mississippi State University plant pathologist.</p> Photo: Tom Allen, Mississippi State University Martian potatoes and Chinese GM corn http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/martian-potatoes-and-chinese-gm-corn <div class="node-body blog-body">With humankind increasingly looking to the Red Planet with wanderlust, is the lowly potato set to be literally ascendant? </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/martian-potatoes-and-chinese-gm-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/martian-potatoes-and-chinese-gm-corn#comments Corn Government Management Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:04:00 +0000 131761 at http://deltafarmpress.com Filling the tank at 1950s prices? Actually, now may be cheaper http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper <div class="node-body blog-body">The 19 cent gas of the 1950s is doable in many areas of the Mid-South these days. Howzat, you ask? The answer: inflation. </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/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/filling-tank-1950s-prices-actually-now-may-be-cheaper#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Livestock Markets Government Management Equipment Miscellaneous Columnists Gasoline Farm Press Blog Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:52:00 +0000 131801 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mississippi River crest pushes through Mid-South http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/mississippi-river-crest-pushes-through-mid-south <div class="field-deck"> Chances for a major winter storm in next few weeks? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the Mississippi River crest has yet to move through the Mid-South, it isn’t expected to cause the devastation once feared.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/mississippi-river-crest-pushes-through-mid-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/mississippi-river-crest-pushes-through-mid-south#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Government Management Equipment Miscellaneous El Nino Flooding Forecasting Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:16:00 +0000 131551 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p>Taken on Jan. 5 in the Little River Drainage District near Cape Girardeau, Mo., the photo &ldquo;is a perfect example of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project doing what it is intended to: high water on the left and dry fields on the right,&rdquo; says Jim Pogue of the Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis. (<em>Photo courtesy of the Army Corps of Engineers</em>)</p> Army Corps of Engineers Late year anxiety builds as flooding follows major rains http://deltafarmpress.com/management/late-year-anxiety-builds-flooding-follows-major-rains <div class="field-deck"> What is the early 2016 weather forecast? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Right now, we’re not expecting any protected areas to be flooded. The (flood control) system will work as it’s designed. The low-lying unprotected areas, of course, will see a lot of water." -- Jim Pogue, with the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/late-year-anxiety-builds-flooding-follows-major-rains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/late-year-anxiety-builds-flooding-follows-major-rains#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Flooding Precipitation Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:31:00 +0000 131451 at http://deltafarmpress.com Memories of Christmases past: All who have touched our lives http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives <div class="node-body blog-body">More and more, with the years’ passing, Christmas is a time of wistful remembrance of all those along life's way who are no longer with us.</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/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/memories-christmases-past-all-who-have-touched-our-lives#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:14:00 +0000 131331 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>As the years pile up, decade upon decade, Christmas, perhaps more than any other of our perennial observances, is infused with memories of the past. &mdash;Getty Images/Chris Hyde</strong></em></p> Super El Niño causing weather anomalies worldwide http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide <div class="node-body blog-body">This year’s “extreme” El Niño weather phenomenon is the strongest ever recorded, creating abnormal winter weather across North America and worldwide.</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/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/super-el-ni-o-causing-weather-anomalies-worldwide#comments Miscellaneous Columnists El Nino Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:50:00 +0000 131271 at http://deltafarmpress.com