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.
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.
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.
The 3rd National Vegetable Grafting Symposium: “Growing New Roots for the Vegetable Industry in the U.S.” will be Jan. 8, 2015 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.
The new options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup, and energy crops.
Olam International, a global agribusiness operation, announced Dec. 4 that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Georgia-based peanut sheller McCleskey Mills at an enterprise value of $176 million.
The technical innovation of cotton growers in Australia and the United States qualifies cotton fiber under the Cotton LEADS program, which promotes the responsible production practices of cotton grown in the two countries, as a 100 percent bio-based ingredient for textile and nonwoven products and meets the new requirements under the USDA BioPreferred Program guidelines.
Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture is looking for Kentucky farmers interested in growing hemp next year as part of the state’s new program to reestablish hemp as a viable commodity, but growers will need to fill out the proper paperwork by Jan. 1.
President Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation doesn’t address the issue of an agricultural workforce. Growers still need a solution to help them gain access to a stable and secure workforce.
North Carolina has launched a new economic development platform naming the state as the “AgBio [sphere], the complete ecosystem for ag biotechnology” that seeks to educate prospective agricultural biotechnology ventures about North Carolina’s ag biotech assets while streamlining market entry for research and business interests.
Whole-Farm Revenue Protection is a new policy called for in the 2014 Farm Bill and developed by the Risk Management Agency that will allow farmers to insure all of their crops, livestock, and nursery and greenhouse crops for a revenue loss with a single policy.