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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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Delta Farm Press Calendar of Events

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:04:00 +0000

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

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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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Dicamba-related public comments highlight large list of concerns

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:54:00 +0000

Family of Mike Wallace delivers heartbreaking statements
“My dad always taught me to always be honest and never live in fear. I’m here to tell you I’ll be planting all dicamba-resistant beans and cotton out of the fear of the known and unknown. We’ve seen exactly what the old formulations are capable of and there isn’t enough research or proof the new formulations won’t do the same." -- Bradley Wallace.

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Arkansas Plant Board votes in favor of tightening dicamba restrictions

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:45:00 +0000

Matter now moves to the governor
The Arkansas Plant Board has voted to further restrict the use of dicamba in 2017. The restrictions passed on a 16-0 vote with two members recusing.

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More to 100-bushel soybeans than meets the eye

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:34:00 +0000

Knowing where to harvest your test block is almost as important as knowing what it takes to grow 100-bushel soybeans, Arkansas growers says.

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