The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Agricultural Leadership Development Program is two-year program designed to develop the leadership skills of up to 30 young agriculturists who exhibit leadership potential.
Scientists estimate the total economic cost of all invasive species to be approximately $120 billion annually. Invasive pests cause billions of dollars in damage each year and endanger U.S. food security.
Farm Credit Mid-America, part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, grew loan volume in 2013 by more than $1 billion to $17.7 billion and saw assets grow by nearly $1 billion to $20 billion, a 5.1 percent increase over 2012.
“Farmer Identity Protection Act” Congressional bill looks to to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from releasing agricultural producers’ private information into the public domain, which EPA has done in the past.
Wheat maturity varies across much of the South due to the wide range of planting dates seen each fall in the region, but maturity is skipping along and much of the crop will soon be hitting the cut-off stage for herbicides. Some fields are already at that stage.