Miscellaneous http://deltafarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6211/more en Eat your gloop but I’m sticking with a good, old plate lunch http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/eat-your-gloop-i-m-sticking-good-old-plate-lunch <div class="node-body blog-body">Maybe it was a result of the heat, but July cooked up more food goofiness.</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/eat-your-gloop-i-m-sticking-good-old-plate-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/eat-your-gloop-i-m-sticking-good-old-plate-lunch#comments Markets Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Farm Press Blog Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:18:00 +0000 128271 at http://deltafarmpress.com Sweet potatoes ‘a good, solid business’ for Jamie and Ricky Earp http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp <div class="node-body article-body">The sweet potato industry has been experiencing solid growth, says Jamie Earp, president of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council and 2014 president of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/sweet-potatoes-good-solid-business-jamie-and-ricky-earp#comments Management Miscellaneous Crops Sweet potatoes Weeds Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:01:00 +0000 127861 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Ricky and Jamie Earp produce between 4 million and 5 million pounds of sweet potatoes yearly on their farm near Houlka, Miss.</strong></em></p> Insect scouting critical as grain sorghum moves closer to harvest http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/insect-scouting-critical-grain-sorghum-moves-closer-harvest <div class="node-body video-body">Dow AgroSciences' Drew Ellis recommends growers and consultants continue scouting grain sorghum for sugar cane aphids as harvest approaches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/insect-scouting-critical-grain-sorghum-moves-closer-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/miscellaneous/insect-scouting-critical-grain-sorghum-moves-closer-harvest#comments Corn Miscellaneous Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:32:00 +0000 127971 at http://deltafarmpress.com Elections of yore: promises galore and surreptitious swigs of illegal liquids http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/elections-yore-promises-galore-and-surreptitious-swigs-illegal-liquids <div class="node-body blog-body">Yesteryear elections for public offices were light years removed from today’s voting, when everything is over and done by the 10 p.m. newscasts. </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/elections-yore-promises-galore-and-surreptitious-swigs-illegal-liquids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/elections-yore-promises-galore-and-surreptitious-swigs-illegal-liquids#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:15:00 +0000 127951 at http://deltafarmpress.com Mississippi pheromone trapping program keeps sweet potato pest at bay http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-pheromone-trapping-program-keeps-sweet-potato-pest-bay <div class="node-body article-body">Mississippi’s trapping program for the sweet potato weevil, the No. 1 pest of the crop, got under way mid-July, about a week later than normal due to rain-delayed planting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-pheromone-trapping-program-keeps-sweet-potato-pest-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/mississippi-pheromone-trapping-program-keeps-sweet-potato-pest-bay#comments Management Miscellaneous Crops State Sweet potatoes Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:35:00 +0000 127651 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Producer Norman Clark, right, Vardaman, Miss., visits with Mississippi State University&rsquo;s Jeff Main, from left, research associate at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station; Daniel Fleming, post-doctoral research associate at MSU; and Mark Shankle, research professor at the Pontotoc station.</strong></em></p> Sweet potato leader says: Agriculture needs Congress to resolve labor issues http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues <div class="node-body article-body">"The labor regulation system is broken; Congress knows it’s broken,” says Kay Rentzel, executive director of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council. “We need the labor situation fixed."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/government/sweet-potato-leader-says-agriculture-needs-congress-resolve-labor-issues#comments Government Management Miscellaneous National Non-farm bill agriculture Seasonal State Sweet potatoes Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:57:00 +0000 127621 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Kay Rentzel, center, executive director of the U.S. Sweet Potato Council, visits with Wes Lowe, left, Mississippi State University research associate, and Perry Bailey, BBF Partnership, Calhoun City, Miss., at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation&rsquo;s annual sweet potato commodity meeting.</strong></em></p> Delta Farm Press Feed the world? Many consumers don’t see it the way farmers do http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/feed-world-many-consumers-don-t-see-it-way-farmers-do <div class="node-body blog-body">Surveys by the Center for Food Integrity show American consumers rank feeding the rest of the world dead last on their top 10 list of food concerns. </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/feed-world-many-consumers-don-t-see-it-way-farmers-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/feed-world-many-consumers-don-t-see-it-way-farmers-do#comments Miscellaneous Columnists Import and Export State Farm Press Blog Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:40:00 +0000 127781 at http://deltafarmpress.com Surveys will determine impact of cormorants on Delta catfish ponds http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/surveys-will-determine-impact-cormorants-delta-catfish-ponds <div class="node-body article-body">Surveys this winter will document the extent of cormorant distribution and foraging on catfish ponds in the Mississippi Delta. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/surveys-will-determine-impact-cormorants-delta-catfish-ponds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/livestock/surveys-will-determine-impact-cormorants-delta-catfish-ponds#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Catfish Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:38:00 +0000 127541 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><strong><em>Cormorants roosting &nbsp;in a cypress break in the Mississippi Delta. One of the most successful harassment techniques being used against cormorants by catfish producers is roost dispersal.</em>&mdash;Photo by Jim Steeby</strong></p> Herbicide-tolerant grain sorghum holds promise for Mississippi growers http://deltafarmpress.com/agriculture-technology/herbicide-tolerant-grain-sorghum-holds-promise-mississippi-growers <div class="node-body article-body">A new herbicide-tolerant grain sorghum, Inzen Z, may help make the crop more practical and profitable for Mississippi growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/agriculture-technology/herbicide-tolerant-grain-sorghum-holds-promise-mississippi-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/agriculture-technology/herbicide-tolerant-grain-sorghum-holds-promise-mississippi-growers#comments Agriculture Technology Miscellaneous Biotech Traits Herbicide-tolerant crops Milo Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:17:00 +0000 127461 at http://deltafarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Erick Larson, left, Mississippi State University, and Walt Mullins, Bayer CropScience, discussed new herbicide-tolerant grain sorghum at a recent MSU technology field day.</strong></em></p> Delta Farm Press America’s Farmers Grow Communities making positive impact in Mid-South http://deltafarmpress.com/management/america-s-farmers-grow-communities-making-positive-impact-mid-south <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to the participation of farmers from across the country, more than 7,000 nonprofit organizations have received donations through Grow Communities in the past five years.” -- Deborah Patterson, Monsanto Fund president.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://deltafarmpress.com/management/america-s-farmers-grow-communities-making-positive-impact-mid-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://deltafarmpress.com/management/america-s-farmers-grow-communities-making-positive-impact-mid-south#comments Markets Management Miscellaneous Events Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:07:00 +0000 127261 at http://deltafarmpress.com