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A checklist to see if stockering cattle is right for you
Before buying stocker cattle, producers should ask themselves a few questions to determine if the stocker cattle business is the correct business for them.
Corn growers respond to Times GMO article
The National Corn Growers Association says the Oct. 29 New York Times article "Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops" uses loaded language to paint an inaccurate, bleak picture of agricultural biotechnology.
5 reasons for uncommon cattle deaths in the Southeast
There are few common causes of sudden death in livestock that farmers and their veterinarians need to be aware of in late summer and early fall in the Southeast
Drought may get worse
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued a La Niña watch this month, saying it will develop in late fall or early winter. La Niña tends to bring drier, warmer winters to the southern U.S., which means little to no relief to drought-stricken agricultural areas.
Major losses reported as farmers in Carolinas face storm damage again
Agriculture officials from South Carolina Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, South Carolina Farm Bureau, Farm Credit and United States Department of Agriculture are working together to get an estimate of the scope of agricultural damage left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
New World screwworm found in Florida, eradication efforts immediate
The New World screwworm fly has been detected in Florida for the first time in a half-century.
Hurricane: North Carolina suspends truck weighing to hasten harvest
Ahead of Hurricane Matthew and the threat of severe economic loss of livestock, poultry, feed and crops ready to be harvested, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has temporarily suspend weighing those vehicles used to transport these items in the emergency area.
Georgia farmers relay H-2A labor challenges
During an official meeting Sept. 29, Georgia farmers Drew Echols, Russ Goodman and Chris McCorkle relayed the many challenges they faced this year while attempting to use the federal H-2A program.
Cotton growers urged to keep cotton contaminant-free using these tips
U.S. cotton is sought after by mills worldwide because of its reputation as the highest in quality. That’s why it is a surprise and concern when contaminates are discovered in U.S. cotton. Farmers are asked to take precautions during harvest to limit contamination.
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.
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