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.
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
How well peanut revenue insurance will work is yet to be seen, says Keith Coble, but "it’s something producers need to be asking their crop insurance agents about,” he said at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association....More
Cotton growers don't make decisions in a vacuum, and that's certainly true in 2015. The National Cotton Council's Gary Adams talked about prices for other crops and the potential impact on cotton at this year's NCC annual meeting....More
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, cotton industry leaders have certainly seen better times, but they still made the most of their two-day annual meeting at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
Deadlines are nearing for decisions farmers need to make to comply with provisions of the new farm legislation, says Keith Coble, Mississippi State University professor who helped draft the farm bill....More