A Tennessee “Century Farm,” Spring Valley Family Farms in Lutts, Tenn., is changing how cattle are marketed in the Mid-South. While still selling some cattle at the local livestock auction, Spring Valley Family Farms is transitioning to a direct to consumer sales model, and early consumer indications are promising....More
"What you’d see is farmers not being able to farm or maintain their ability to do so. Future generations wouldn’t want to farm because of all the regulatory burdens." -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge....More
Fisher Delta Research Center is the largest of Missouri’s 19 off-campus agricultural centers, farms and forests, operating within the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the MU Agriculture Experiment Station....More
“Honestly, depending on what information comes out of the court case and bankruptcy proceedings, there may be several phases of legislation that plug holes exposed by Turner (Grain).” -- Andrew Grobmyer, Agricultural Council of Arkansas....More
Washington D.C. congressional leaders and their staff got a taste of Louisiana cooking at the 2015 Crawfish Boil on the Hill, held in the Longworth Building cafeteria. The annual event has been held for 18 years.
"We feel the 2014 farm bill already provided substantial savings from the agriculture sector. To re-open it only a year after it was signed into law isn’t wise." -- Andrew Grobmyer, Agricultural Council of Arkansas....More
USA Rice Federation places Chinese subsidies to its rice farmers at $12 billion to $37 billion, depending on how they are calculated. India has been spending around $12 billion to support rice farmers....More
"The real problem areas involve not only high blackbird populations but fields where someone is water-seeding or broadcasting seed. Seed on the soil surface really entices the birds into the field.” -- Jarrod Hardke, Arkansas Extension rice agronomist....More
Rory Doyle is a Maine native who grew up exploring the state’s beautiful woods and coastline. He is currently working as Delta State University’s photographer/news writer, and he works for a number of freelance clients in the Mississippi Delta and beyond.
Under the 2014 farm bill, three conservation programs overseen by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service were consolidated under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. USDA has announced that $332 million would be provided for 2015 ACEP projects....More