New soybean varieties featuring oil with high oleic content are on the horizon. The improved oil would have a longer shelf life without hydrogenation that produces trans fats and would also provide the benefits of improved health aspects and higher cooking temperatures....More
Generic base acres are not involved in, or subject to, base acre reallocation. If generic base acres are planted to a covered commodity in a given year, then those acres are considered base acres for that planted covered commodity in that crop year....More
Over an 18-month period, Arkansan Brittney Turner photographed farmers and others in the agriculture industry in the Arkansas Delta, “capturing the day-to-day operations of modern farming.” That project has resulted in Farming the Arkansas Delta, a 60-plus page coffee table book containing vibrant photos of her region’s rich fields.
As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Flexible crop leases have been more in place in the Midwest, but within the last few years have seen increased interest in the Southeast and Mid-South....More
Federal budget issues, the farm bill, Waters of the U.S., and climate change — the constant in it all are the farmers and ranchers who continue to plan for the coming year, regardless of the year they just closed out. And for many, those plans include attending the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show....More
Technology traits that enhance worm control while minimizing resistance potential? They’re here. And more traits are coming. For example, Syngenta has licensed its Vip3A Bt protein to be stacked with the two-gene Bt systems in Monsanto’s Bollgard II, Dow’s Widestrike and Bayer’s TwinLink varieties, forming Bollgard III, Widestrike 3, and TwinLink Plus cotton varieties, respectively. Widestrike 3 is commercially available; Bollgard III and TwinLink Plus are both in the pipeline....More
Members of the 2015 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference. The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals selected by a committee of agribusiness leaders....More