Spring, summer, fall, and winter are always there to punctuate farming activities, but it seems that we have in recent years discovered an additional season, one we might refer to as a season of uncertainty, indecision, and even confusion over how to approach the coming year....More
The National Conservation Systems Conference continued to attract a large number of producers, university scientists and industry members to hear the latest information about new technologies and the agricultural outlook.
Mid-South Extension entomologists update their findings on neonicotinoid insecticide levels in field borders, field crop flowers, nectar and pollen during Beltwide Cotton Conference presentation....More
Anti-GMO propaganda, organic's claims, biotech in Europe, anti-pesticide conspiracies, the death of a well-respected farmer and Wall Street on farms... those were the subjects of the most read blogs in the Delta Farm Press in 2014. Here are our top 10 blogs from the past year....More
George LaCour farms in a part of the world where it’s not much of an exaggeration to say he could grow almost anything he wants. But LaCour likes to grow cotton, and, although these are not the best of times for the crop, he continues to plant as much cotton as the weather and the market will allow. And he continues to hope the crop’s fortunes will rebound soon....More
They farm in different regions of the country and in very different ways, Rick Morgan, George LaCour, R.N. and Ronnie Hopper, and Mark Watte and their families all share a love of the land they farm, of the communities where they work and live and, especially, of growing cotton. For those and other reasons, they are the winners of the 2015 High Cotton Awards....More
Multiple side-inlet rice irrigation can help farmers water their fields more efficiently, thus saving them time and money, according to Earl Kline, a Bolivar County, Miss., producer who has worked with the technology. Kline spoke at the first Delta States Irrigation Conference....More
Falling oil prices are having a positive effect on consumers' pocketbooks, but could have negative effects eventually because of the interconnectedness of the world economy. RaboBank's Rob Sabo explains why in this video from the Agricultural Council of Arkansas annual meeting....More