Jake Carter, a McDonough, Georgia farmer and chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, was recognized as one of the “Champions of Change” for Agriculture by the White House and USDA on Tuesday.
Over last winter (between October 2013 and April 2014), 32.8 percent of managed honey bee colonies in Virginia died, according to the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership.
The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that the Aug. 1 deadline for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest is fast approaching. Corn growers can register quickly and easily today using the online entry.
Two back-to-back field days are set for Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, N.C. The first is a sorghum field day that begins at 8:30 and concludes at 11:30 while the second is a corn aflatoxin control field day that starts at 1:00 p.m. and wraps up by mid-afternoon The field days include a joint luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.
There are reports of worms in early season soybeans in North Carolina, but at this point density levels aren’t a concern, according to North Carolina Extension entomologist Dr. Dominic Reisig. However, there are spots where corn earworm and tobacco budworm are present. Identification of the species is the first step if worms are present in your soybeans.
The North Carolina Department of Revenue has released its official notice and application forms relating to the recent revisions to North Carolina’s agriculture sales tax exemptions that took effect July 1
On Wednesday, a coalition of leading business groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers launched a Day of Action for immigration reform.