The Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture unveiled an agricultural supply chain program, saying it will become a platform for measuring, promoting and reporting on continuous sustainability improvements for U.S. crops.
Southern Corn Rust has been found in Lenoir and Wayne counties in eastern North Carolina and farmers need to scout their fields and be prepared to make a fungicide application, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.
Cotton squaring and flowering is a few weeks away, and now is a good time for North Carolina farmers to think about treatment options for plant bugs, according to North Carolina State University Extension entomologist Dr. Dominic Reisig.
“If the House continues to disregard its responsibility to address this issue, the produce industry has no choice but to work with the Administration on short-term administrative patches that will be appreciated, but are ultimately unsatisfactory."
West Sixth Brewing Company and Country Boy Brewing, both in Lexington, Ky., have concocted a special beer infused with sorghum from Townsend Sorghum Mill, which is owned and operated by Danny Townsend, a Vietnam veteran and founding member of Homegrown by Heroes and Appalachia Proud.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is looking to contact catfish producers across the Southeast to collect information for the 2014 July Catfish Production report. Producers should receive survey questionnaires in June and can respond via the Internet, mail or fax.
The Protecting Water and Property Rights Act of 2014, introduced in the Senate, aims to stop the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing their March 2014 proposed rule, which farm groups say would unnecessarily expand federal authority under the Clean Water Act.