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Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:04:00 +0000

Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.

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Lloyd McCuiston Jr. and a life fully lived

Justin McCuiston says his grandfather, Lloyd, “has led an interesting life – he just dives right in. Nothing seems to scare him.”


Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:41:00 +0000

Farmer, engineer, veteran, businessman and politician
“(My father) bought some land in the bottoms for about $15 per acre. In the early 1940s, he had to clear the timber and all he had was hand labor and an old tractor — I remember it had steel wheels. They didn’t have any bulldozers, but they had close to 800 acres when the job was done. It was some nasty, old gumbo land. It was very tough to clear. They made roads by putting trees down." -- Lloyd McCuiston, Jr.

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What you need to know about game cameras

Game cameras can capture images of some of the most elusive wildlife and their babies.


Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:25:00 +0000

Game cameras, also known as trail cameras, are among the advancements in technology that can improve hunting and management.

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Application techniques affect efficacy of crop chemistries

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:20:00 +0000

Mid-South cotton growers are overspraying Bt cotton more and more every year, says Arkansas Extension Cotton Specialist Bill Robertson, and “some technology traits are holding up better than others — but we’re having to overspray all technologies more now than we have in the past.

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35th Annual Ag Expo Jan. 13-14, West Monroe, La.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:33:00 +0000

Ag Expo 2017 — sponsored by the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council — is scheduled for Jan. 13-14 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La.

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LSU AgCenter’s Harrell: Avoid blast-susceptible varieties in row rice

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:02:00 +0000

Planting blast-resistant or avoiding blast-susceptible rice varieties may be one of the keys to making furrow-irrigated or row rice work in the Mid-South, specialists say.

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China offers trade opportunities for U.S. ag

Brady Sidwell, left, chats with  OSU marketing specialist Kim Anderson during the recent  OSU Extension Rural Economic Outlook Conference in Stillwater.


Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:26:00 +0000

Brady Sidwell knows China. He understands the value of an economy that boasts a 6 percent annual growth rate. He recognizes the importance of the growth rate of China’s middle class.

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Cover Crops, Soil Health, Water Management Conference Dec. 13-14

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:01:00 +0000

Farmers from Arkansas and surrounding states will attend the Southern Agricultural Cover Crops, Soil Health and Water Management Conference.

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Three steps to a profitable cottonseed selection

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000

Agronomists offer tips on choosing varieties to maximize quality, yield and profit.

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Row rice farmers, specialists, consultants learning on the go

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:10:00 +0000

Farmers, specialists, consultants learning intricacies of new furrow-irrigated rice production system, a system still in its infancy, researchers say.

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What you should know about newly approved dicamba formulations

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:00 +0000

The label to spray dicamba on Xtend soybean and cotton has arrived. Specifically, the dicamba products that will be labeled are XtendiMax from Monsanto and Engenia (label expected in the future) from BASF.

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Mississippi Extension builds training program for auxin herbicides

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:02:00 +0000

Mississippi State University Extension specialists putting finishing touches on new training program for proper application of new 2,4-D, dicamba herbicides.

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This week's commodity and financial chart analyses

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:18:00 +0000

Trading range may be product of recent developments in the financial markets on soybean futures going forward, University of Arkansas analysis shows.

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Are cotton, soybean prices headed higher?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:25:00 +0000

Weekly commodity chart analysis pointing to possible bullishness for cotton, soybeans, not so much for corn, rice.

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Where do new Arkansas dicamba regulations stand?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:02:00 +0000

Increased fines for 2017 ‘highly doubtful’
“A Plant Board committee worked on the civil penalty ... and their proposal is to raise the civil penalty to $25,000. That’s the number that’s been bandied around." -- Otis Howe, Arkansas Plant Board chairman.

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Start clean, stay clean key to row rice success

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:56:00 +0000

Weed control may not be any more difficult in furrow-irrigated rice than it is in conventional rice, farmers and rice specialists report at Louisiana meeting.

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Management tips for top forage production

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:17:00 +0000

The drought covering much of Arkansas in mid-November was severely impeding winter forage growth, but that shouldn’t stop ranchers from using good management practices.

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MSU 2016 Row Crop Short Course Dec. 5-7.

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:49:00 +0000

Mississippi State University Extension Service’s 2016 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University Dec. 5-7.

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More seasonal workers from overseas head to Mid-South farms

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:29:00 +0000

The Department of Labor ‘overwhelmed’ with requests
“The primary challenge for employers seeking H-2B workers is the current statutory cap of 66,000 annually. There is much more demand than limits, making the process highly competitive." -- Chad Causey, Causey Law Firm.

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Max out your rice yields with preemergent herbicide

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000

For the best rice yields, you need quick, early-season weed control. A powerful pre-emergent herbicide can knock down weeds before they get out of hand.

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State legislatures changing with urban population growth

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:22:00 +0000

Southern Crop Production Association members working to educate legislators on their food supply and the crop protection chemicals it takes to produce it.

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Mrs. Dixie Ramey - 100 production seasons

After signing her name on a round module with an indelible marker, Mrs. Dixie Ramey seems to pause in reflection.


Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:31:00 +0000

For Dixie Ramey, her upcoming 100th birthday will be an opportunity to ride the rural roads of Mississippi County, Ark., gazing at land which has been a part her life for almost a century.

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Will the Heritage Foundation write the next farm bill?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 02:03:00 +0000

Farmers could have some difficult conversations with their lenders ahead of them as reports of lower farm incomes come rolling in.

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