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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.