Miscellaneous http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en Jeff DeWitt, auctioneer, died July 25 http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/jeff-dewitt-auctioneer-died-july-25 <div class="node-body article-body">Jeff DeWitt, longtime auctioneer and farmer at Sikeston, Mo., died July 25.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/jeff-dewitt-auctioneer-died-july-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/jeff-dewitt-auctioneer-died-july-25#comments Miscellaneous Equipment & Supplies People Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:26:00 +0000 137741 at http://deltafarmpress.com Hats off to Bernie: A winner in the art of politicking http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hats-bernie-winner-art-politicking <div class="node-body blog-body">From the day of his announcement, Bernie was on the trail, going like the Energizer Bunny, doing all the campaign shticks one would expect of someone half his age.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hats-bernie-winner-art-politicking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/hats-bernie-winner-art-politicking#comments Government Miscellaneous Election Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:51:00 +0000 137731 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Bernie Sanders was the epitome of gracious loser.</strong></em><strong>&mdash;Getty Images/Marc Piscotty</strong></p> Pond turnovers, fish kills an inconvenient possibility during summer season http://deltafarmpress.com/management/pond-turnovers-fish-kills-inconvenient-possibility-during-summer-season <div class="field-byline"> Will Hehemann, UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pond turnovers are a result of changes in water properties. In the spring, the water in a farm pond is cool and mixed, with a uniform temperature from the surface to the bottom of the pond. As spring turns to summer, surface water temperatures warm rapidly and the water density decreases.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/pond-turnovers-fish-kills-inconvenient-possibility-during-summer-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/pond-turnovers-fish-kills-inconvenient-possibility-during-summer-season#comments Livestock Management Equipment Miscellaneous Aquaculture Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:08:00 +0000 137631 at http://deltafarmpress.com It matters not how much oil if there’s no food or TP http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/it-matters-not-how-much-oil-if-there-s-no-food-or-tp <div class="node-body blog-body">Food security isn’t a given. Example: Venezuela, where government mismanagement and economic woes have resulted in widespread hardship for its citizens.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/it-matters-not-how-much-oil-if-there-s-no-food-or-tp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/it-matters-not-how-much-oil-if-there-s-no-food-or-tp#comments Miscellaneous Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 137541 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>A long line of people wait before sunrise to buy basic foodstuffs at a supermarket in Venezuela.</strong></em><strong>&mdash;Getty Images/John Moore</strong></p> How will new FAA rules affect agricultural use of drones? http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-will-new-faa-rules-affect-agricultural-use-drones <div class="field-deck"> Aerial applicators unhappy with FAA’s looser approach </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Drone operators are "also responsible for knowing the laws of the state, not just the federal laws. That may mean photographing other people’s land is prohibited, there may be restrictions on all kinds of things. Depending on the state, there may be two or three drone-related laws that have been passed." -- Rusty Rumley, senior staff attorney with the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-will-new-faa-rules-affect-agricultural-use-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/how-will-new-faa-rules-affect-agricultural-use-drones#comments Government Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Regulations Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:54:00 +0000 137331 at http://deltafarmpress.com Senate passes GMO labeling law http://deltafarmpress.com/government/senate-passes-gmo-labeling-law <div class="field-deck"> Vermont labeling statute has been in effect since July 1 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"The Senate bill, by providing alternative methods for companies, doesn’t accomplish all the goals the labeling proponents would like. Proponents want the GM information to be right in front of consumers.” -- Ross Pifer, Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State Law.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/senate-passes-gmo-labeling-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/senate-passes-gmo-labeling-law#comments Soybeans Markets Government Agriculture Technology Weed Control Miscellaneous Legislation Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:47:00 +0000 137321 at http://deltafarmpress.com What do aerial applicators think of the new FAA drone rules? http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-do-aerial-applicators-think-new-faa-drone-rules <div class="node-body blog-body">“A 2-pound bird – made of bones, muscle and sinew -- can shatter a plane’s window, go straight through. Imagine what hard plastic and a battery could do." -- Andrew Moore, Executive Director of the National Agricultural Aviation Association.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-do-aerial-applicators-think-new-faa-drone-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/what-do-aerial-applicators-think-new-faa-drone-rules#comments Government Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:33:00 +0000 137151 at http://deltafarmpress.com Wanna be a U.S. citizen? Just bring lots of money http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money <div class="node-body blog-body">Under the EB-5 visa program, your Uncle Sam grants up to 10,000 visas annually for immigrants who will agree to invest at least $1 million to create or retain at least 10 jobs. </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/wanna-be-us-citizen-just-bring-lots-money#comments Government Miscellaneous Government Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:35:00 +0000 137041 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>The aim of the EB-5 visa program was to encourage foreign investment and create jobs in the U.S., but critics say it amounts to selling citizenship to the very wealthy.&nbsp; </strong></em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Communicators honor Brandon for contributions to agriculture http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/communicators-honor-brandon-contributions-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Press Editorial Director Hembree Brandon has been named the 2016 recipient of the Reuben Brigham Award by the Association for Communication Excellence </div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/communicators-honor-brandon-contributions-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/communicators-honor-brandon-contributions-agriculture#comments Miscellaneous People Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:18:00 +0000 137031 at http://deltafarmpress.com Monsanto donates research farm, facilities to The B.F. Smith Foundation http://deltafarmpress.com/management/monsanto-donates-research-farm-facilities-bf-smith-foundation <div class="field-byline"> Delta Council and Monsanto </div> <div class="field-deck"> 150-acre site to support agricultural research, local science education </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The B. F. Smith Foundation is ecstatic about the new opportunity to advance one of the Foundation’s primary missions, which is to advance science and education in a way that holds promise for improving the quality of life of the citizens in this region. " -- Travis Satterfield, chairman of The B.F. Smith Foundation.</div> <p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/monsanto-donates-research-farm-facilities-bf-smith-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/monsanto-donates-research-farm-facilities-bf-smith-foundation#comments Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Management Equipment Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Events Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:04:00 +0000 136851 at http://deltafarmpress.com