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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.
US cotton left hanging, ag committee hears 2
The House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing Dec. 9 to examine the current state of the U.S. cotton industry.
Highway Bill stops $3 billion cut to crop insurance
The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act, or the Highway Bill, will provide funding for roads and bridge construction and reverse a $3 billion cut to crop insurance.
Rain delay is too long, soybeans left on combine sprout new crop
After a two-week rain delay that kept some Southeast soybean farmers out of fields, soybeans left on a combine in Georgia sprouted and produced a new crop.
Waters of US: Senators say ‘land grab’ disregards farmers
The Senate passed a joint resolution of disapproval by a vote of 53-44. The resolution, which would prevent the implementation of the EPA’s water rule, now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Expect more at next Southeast Fruit and Vegetable Conference
The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah Jan. 7-10, 2016.
Crop insurance targeted: “Now is hardly the time to pull the rug out”
The American Soybean Association issued a strong defense of the nation’s farm program and called on Congress to oppose any reopening of the farm bill.
USDA tells farmers to watch for payments
Starting Oct. 26, half of the 1.7 million farms who signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs will receive payments for the 2014 crop year.
Rain returns to Southeast, but for how long?
After a dry week that gave farmers a chance to try and catch up with their harvests, rain is expected to return to the Southeast Monday evening. Showers could last for several days.
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Peanuts burn in warehouse fire
A warehouse full of this year’s peanuts caught fire around noon in downtown Donalsonville, Ga., Oct. 15.
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