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January 17, 2015
<p>JASON BREWER, left, Ritter Agribusiness; Chris Booker, Americot; and Nathan Reed, cotton producer from Marianna, Ark., catch up on the latest developments in Arkansas agriculture at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference.</p> <p> </p>
The National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference returned to Baton Rouge, La., in mid-January, bringing with it 116 presentations by university and Extension scientists, crop consultants and producers.
The National Conservation Systems Conference Cotton and Rice Conference, which is paired with the Southern Corn & Soybean Conference and the Southern Precision Ag Conference, annually attracts between 600 and 700 farmers, university researchers and Extension professionals and industry members. The event rotates between a northern and a southern location in the Delta region.
The conferences will be joined by a new entity, the Delta States Irrigation Conference, in 2016. All four are presented by Mid-America Farm Publications. Farm Press Publications, which publishes Delta Farm Press, Southeast Farm Press, Southwest Farm Press and Western Farm Press, is a media co-sponsor.
Forrest Laws spent 10 years with The Memphis Press-Scimitar before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and alternative energy. He resides in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a missile launch officer in the U.S. Air Force before resuming his career in journalism with The Press-Scimitar.
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