Sugarcane aphid, voracious sorghum pest, heads northward

"It sounds like the plot of a cheesy 1950s sci-fi movie," says Delta Farm Press in a story about the rapid spread of the sugarcane aphid, which can cause huge losses in sorghum yields.

Cotton growers face choice of STAX vs SCO

While grain and soybean farmers have to decide which of two crop subsidy programs, cotton growers have a choice all their own - the Supplemental Coverage Option or the Stacked Income Protection Plan known as STAX, says Delta Farm Press.

GMO labeling crops up in the South

Legislation "to regulate genetically modified crops at the local and state level" are beginning to appear in agriculture-friendly Southern states, says Delta Farm Press.