The Delta AgTech Symposium offered attendees an opportunity to see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs in the field, in this case in the crop demonstration areas at the Memphis, Tenn., Agricenter in Memphis, Tenn.
FAA's manager of Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration says FAA is making a lot of progress, but it can't circumvent the rulemaking procedures Congress has imposed on writing regulations for UAVs for commercial use....More
Agricultural technology has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture by dramatically increasing productivity, while reducing the environmental and social costs of current agricultural production practices....More
It was raining when many participants arrived for the 79th annual meeting of the Delta Council in Cleveland, Miss. But, true to the saying, "It never rains on Delta Council Day," the storms held off long enough for attendees to enjoy the traditional catfish lunch, albeit in a parking lot rather than the Delta State University Quadrangle.
A Winter Water for Wildlife pilot project has been announced to assist private landowners in the Mississippi Delta with incentive payments to flood crop fields and manage wetland areas to provide habitat for migrating water birds....More
Farmers need to be engaged with their communities, with their farm organizations and with governmental agencies to show they're willing to do the right thing when other organizations want to impose unwarranted regulations on their operations, Hypoxia Task Force chairman says....More
“Our personal use of energy from fossil fuels is negligible,” says Will Hegman, who drives electric cars that he charges with a solar carport. Solar arrays also generate electricity that goes into the power grid to offset power used in his home and shop....More
With expansion of oil and gas exploration and production in the Mid-South, more landowners are being confronted with decisions about leasing their property — or with problems regarding ownership of mineral rights....More
There is little irony that, in an era when people are being urged to make healthier eating choices, including more fresh vegetables and fruits, Mother Nature is making that more challenging and expensive....More
On its 100th birthday, the Extension Service still is going strong, reflecting not only the myriad changes in a continually evolving agriculture, but also adapting to new technologies and the lifestyles of an increasingly urban America....More
Domestic farmland is "a huge and largely untapped asset class,” a report notes, and “frequently [investors] enter the market with so much capital that their funds are practically limitless compared to the resources of most farmers."...More