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North Carolina launches AgBio[sphere] initiative
North Carolina has launched a new economic development platform naming the state as the “AgBio [sphere], the complete ecosystem for ag biotechnology” that seeks to educate prospective agricultural biotechnology ventures about North Carolina’s ag biotech assets while streamlining market entry for research and business interests.
What you need to know about new whole-farm revenue insurance
Whole-Farm Revenue Protection is a new policy called for in the 2014 Farm Bill and developed by the Risk Management Agency that will allow farmers to insure all of their crops, livestock, and nursery and greenhouse crops for a revenue loss with a single policy.
Cotton Incorporated’s crop seminar is Nov. 12 in Tifton, Ga.
Cotton Incorporated's Crop Management Seminar starts Nov. 12 in Tifton, Ga., and will include sessions on weeds, pests, water and updates on technology growers can use to help their 2015 bottom lines look a bit better.
Golden Peanut Company changes name, expands pecan interests
Golden Peanut is changing its name to Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts.
October will end with freezing temperatures in upper Southeast
Temperatures below freezing are predicted for large portions of northern Georgia on Saturday and Sunday mornings, with high temperatures on Saturday reaching only the upper 40s to mid-50s.
Federal agencies join to bolster Gulf of Mexico ecosystem after 2010 oil spill
A new partnership between federal agencies looks to invest more money into the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem in response to impacts as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
wheat, seed, lawsuit
Jury awards damages in Georgia wheat seed case
Georgia Farm Services was ordered to pay more than $310,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees for selling 15 bags of AGSouth’s AGS 2000 wheat seed without the required markings and without appropriate permission from AGSouth.
Farm bill sign-up dates not to forget
As harvest grabs time and attention this fall, farmers need to remember some important dates in regard to the new farm bill as windows of time will soon open to sign up for key new programs such as Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, along with opportunity to update yield and base histories.
Virginia soybean farmers, do you have top economical yields?
The Virginia Soybean Association in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension have announced the 2014 Virginia Soybean Yield Contest, according to David Holshouser, Virginia Tech Extension agronomist.
Longstanding U.S.-Brazil cotton dispute comes to an end
The United States and Brazil have settled their decade-old cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization. Under the new agreement, Brazil will terminate the cotton case, giving up its rights to countermeasures against U.S. trade or any further proceedings in the dispute and will bring no new WTO actions against U.S. cotton support programs while the current U.S. Farm Bill is in force.
Wheat production way down in Southeast in 2014
Wheat production across the Southeast was much less in 2014 because farmers planted fewer acres and yields were down compared to 2013, according to a USDA report issued earlier this week.
USDA unveils new peanut insurance policy available for 2015 crop
A new peanut revenue policy will be available for eligible peanut producers for the 2015 crop year in all counties where yield-based insurance coverage is currently offered.
ARC, PLC coverage ready for farmers
After allotting base, farmers can now choose between options offered through Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs, the main risk management programs of the 2014 Farm Bill commodity farm safety net.
USDA deregulates Dow’s Enlist corn, soybean traits
With the USDA action, the ball now goes to the Environmental Protection Agency for registration of Enlist Duo herbicide, the companion herbicide to the Enlist traits. Approval for Enlist Duo is expected in the near future.
USDA to survey Southern vegetable growers
In the Southern Region, vegetable producers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina will be contacted between October 1 and November 20 by NASS representatives who will be conducting in-person interviews with growers.
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