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House ag committee moves to amend U.S. Cotton Futures Act
H.R. 2620 would amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to allow for the development of certain new cotton futures contracts.
New grower-owned peanut shelling facility hires leader
Shelling will start in 2015 at Premium Peanut with 110,000 tons and is expected to grow to 140,000 tons within the first three years but could go much more.
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Gallery: A look at rapeseed harvest in Pee Dee Region
South Carolina rapeseed growers began harvesting their crop the first of June. The oilseed is used to make industrial-grade oil. Here is a look at rapeseed harvest around the Pee Dee Region of the state.
Dang it: Southern rust found early in corn
Any irrigated field corn with good yield expectations and that is at tassel or beyond is a good candidate for treating against southern rust with a fungicide.
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9 tips to control sugarcane aphids in sorghum in 2015
The sugarcane aphid has been reported active in sorghum in southwest Georgia in 2015. Growers are urged to scout fields now and be ready to treat the aphids as needed. The invasive insect can cause severe yield damage.
Peanuts: Weeds, Thimet, enough inoculant and ‘dusting’ them in
Timely weed and insect control, especially early in the season with proper Thimet applications, good moisture at planting and enough field inoculant are essential for protecting peanut yields.
Florida orange crop estimates continue to decline
The 2014-2015 Florida orange crop is estimated to be 96.4 million boxes, according to a May 12 report by USDA. This is 5.6 million boxes less than estimates earlier this year and 8 million boxes less than last year’s production.
Seven cases of PEDv confirmed in Georgia so far
A total of seven known positive samples of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus have been verified in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and more cases are expected.
What to know about FAA’s proposed new drone rules
Federal Aviation Administration earlier this week proposed a framework of regulations to allow the use of certain non-recreational small unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs (also known as drones). The rules would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations.
US pecan industry cheers China’s move to lower import tariff
The reduction in the Chinese pecan tariff from 24 percent to 10 percent is going to put pecans in a very competitive place.
East Tennessee Grain and Soybean Conference Jan. 22 in Knoxville
The East Tennessee Grain and Soybean Conference, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will focus on improving production in East Tennessee. Topics for the program will include managing your crops from the ground up -- disease, insect and weed control.
(Gallery) Severe freeze bites Georgia cole crops
A polar vortex dropped Southern temperatures dramatically last week. In some places, like in south Georgia, temperatures crashed to 20 degrees or below with a sharp wind chill, enough to bite hard some cabbage and broccoli fields.
Southeast 2014 crop production numbers released
Southeast row crop production was a mixed bag in 2014. Some record average yields were hit in some states, while total 2014 production dropped for some crops in some states.
Help selecting between ARC or PLC programs
ARC or PLC? Online simulators and tools designed to help growers test out various market scenarios and make an informed choice.
Georgia collecting ag irrigation water-use data
During the month of December Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission staff, assisted by Georgia Forestry Commission, will be collecting water use data from meters installed on agricultural irrigation systems. Since 2003, more than 13,000 water meters have been installed to monitor agricultural water usage in Georgia.
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