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Southeast crop yields, production predicted as harvest rolls
Here are the crop yield and production forecasts for 5 Southeast states based on the September Crop Production Report by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Deere acquisition of Precision Planting halted by DOJ, companies contest
The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Aug. 31 to block Deere & Company’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting LLC from Monsanto Company.
How to control sugarcane aphids in sorghum
The sugarcane aphid can cause severe yield damage to sorghum. But sorghum farmers can limit or stop the damage the invasive insect causes.
10 farmers go for big prizes and Southeast agriculture’s top honor
The Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. agriculture. Each year, ten Southern states pick one farmer each to represent it in the program. One farmer is picked as the top in the region. The honor is big, and the prizes aren’t shabby.
$36.5 million in USDA grants for US specialty crop research, Extension
19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and Extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including floriculture.
Beef imports between US and Brazil OK again, markets reopen
USDA and Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply reach deal to allow access for U.S. beef and beef products to the Brazilian market for the first time since 2003.
Belt stocks can be used as EPA cancels insecticide’s registration
The EAB overruled EPA’s proposed existing stocks determination and will permit distributors and retailers to distribute and sell remaining flubendiamide inventories.
Don’t miss cotton ginning assistance deadline
Cotton farmers have until Aug. 5 to take advantage of the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program.
Virginia Ag Expo returns to Dinwiddie Aug. 4
The 2016 Virginia Ag Expo will be hosted by Billy Bain at Double “B” Farms in Dinwiddie, Virginia Aug. 4.
EU Commission extends glyphosate authorization but uncertainty remains
The European Commission June 28 extended, once again, the authorization for the herbicide glyphosate for another 18 months.
Call for surge in research funding as US farm production loses to China
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States have joined the SoAR Foundation in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science.
Olam buys Alabama’s largest peanut sheller, continues Southeast expansion
Olam International Limited announced June 9 that it acquired Alabama-based Brooks Peanut Company for $85 million.
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.
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