Delta F.A.R.M. — formed by in late 1990s by farmers and landowners — addresses conservation and environmental concerns surrounding production agriculture, says Patrick Johnson Jr., chairman of the organization. “Our organization has one priority, which is clearly reflected in our policy — to promote agricultural conservation while maintaining farm profitability,” he says. Read more about Johnson's work with Delta F.A.R.M.
A large number of growers are planning to raise grain sorghum for the first time in a long time — or maybe the first time ever. Many plan to conduct their weed control in this crop as cheaply as possible....More
With just one week to go, Bobby Coats, professor in the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, and Anita Wilson, agricultural program specialist with USDA FSA office in Arkansas, answer your most pressing questions....More
“When you look at all the issues that can influence a pest population, one of the biggest is we have a shrinking amount of acreage of cotton so that target on a cotton field becomes bigger and bigger,” says Gus Lorenz, Extension entomologist with the University of Arkansas....More
“When we’re in a 63-cent cotton market, the first thing some growers want do is start cutting fertility rates, particularly potash,” says Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University. "But be careful — it can come back to bite you."...More
With the 2014 farm bill, one area of confusion is planting requirements for program payments. Some producers wonder if they need to plant a particular program crop to obtain program payments. The answer depends on which programs or products the producer’s crops are enrolling in....More
University of Arkansas weed scientist says rice producers could be looking at new rice herbicides in 2017 and 2018. Jason Norsworthy says the key is to preserve the herbicides growers have now until then....More
Thirty percent: That’s how much chance a peanut grower in the Southeast has of getting the water the crop will need during the season to reach its full potential, based on more than 50 years of weather data....More