An agricultural emergency has been declared in Florida due to the Oriental Fruit Fly infestation in Miami-Dade County. It is considered one of the most serious of the world’s fruit fly pests due to its potential economic harm....More
Cotton growers continue to wait on anything that would push prices to the desired 70-cent level or better. To date, little marketing or price protection has taken place as producers seem willing to wait it out. This is not a bad strategy....More
U.S. peanut production is on track to be the second largest ever. Cotton production ticked up but remains well below last year’s level, and soybean farmers planted their largest acreage ever, according to the USDA September Crop Production Report released Sept. 11....More
In the old Mission Impossible television series, things weren’t always as they seemed and the same is often true about producing 500 bushel corn in North Carolina, says North Carolina State University Extension Corn Specialist Ron Heiniger....More
Auburn University soil and environmental scientist Joey Shaw coached Team USA to a world championship Sept. 5 at the second annual International Field Course and Soil Judging Contest in Hungary....More
The objective of the High Cotton award program closely follows the philosophy of the Farm Press Publications — to help growers produce more profitable, higher quality crops, by providing them with timely, hard-hitting information about technological advances, governmental regulations, and marketing opportunities. read more...
The Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards are based on production efficiency, honoring those growers who produce the highest yields at the lowest cost per acre. Awards are presented to growers from the Lower Southeast, Upper Southeast, and the Southwest. read more...