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Cuba advocacy group, Georgia ag leaders join to end US embargo
Engage Cuba, an advocacy group, and Georgia ag leaders are tired of losing trade and business opportunities to foreign competitors as Cuban markets open up and grow.
South Carolina farmers get flood aid despite governor’s veto
After some contested politics within state government, South Carolina farmers will get financial aid to help them recover from historic flooding that hit the state at harvest last year.
USDA wants to persuade farmers to mitigate climate change
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared May 12 the first results of USDA's Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry, one year after the plan was unveiled at Michigan State University.
Fewer agricultural workers migrate now, but why?
The average migrant farm laborer is older, female and less likely to migrate, says a new study.
Florida ranchers keep adding acres to conservation easements
Through conservation easements, the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program partners with Florida farmers and ranchers to preserve agricultural operations and their environmental benefit.
Pecan farmers pass Federal Marketing Order for research and promotion
Pecan producers pass Federal Marketing Order for Pecans.
Farmers can securely store and manage their data through new coalition
A new organization, the Agricultural Data Coalition, plans to help farmers better control, manage and maximize the value of their data.
3 mistakes with cotton product labels to avoid 1
There are several new generic products labeled for use in cotton. Generic products can often offer producers effective and comparable options to brand name products and can be cheaper. The challenge is keeping track of what these products are and what they contain.
Templeton is new Tennessee agriculture commissioner
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced March 31 the appointment of Jai Templeton, a sixth generation Tennessee farmer, as commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.
Blessing clocks 82 bushels per acre to win soybean yield contest
Harrington, Del. farmer Dale Blessing clocked a yield of 82.08 bushels per acre of irrigated soybeans to win the statewide full season soybean yield contest sponsored by the Delaware Soybean Board.
Florida citrus industry only a quarter of what it used to be
Florida’s citrus industry is on a precipice because of citrus greening.
Required training to use auxin pesticides: dates, locations announced
Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton or soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton or soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely.”
Pendleton Farms breaks North Carolina soybean record with 93-bushel beans
Glenn Pendleton Family Farms of Pasquotank County won the annual North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest with an entry of 93.3 bushels per acre, besting the old state yield record by .4 bushels per acre.
Herbicide-resistance: National team wants to find out what farmers do
An interdisciplinary team of weed scientists, economists and sociologists are seeking effective ways to fight the growing problem of herbicide-resistant weeds.
Ag leaders want to investigate Dow-DuPont merger
On Dec. 11, Dow and DuPont announced an all-stock merger that will create a new $130 billion company called DowDuPont. Some national farm leaders met the announcement with quizzically, if not skeptical, eyes.
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