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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.
Peanuts burn in warehouse fire
A warehouse full of this year’s peanuts caught fire around noon in downtown Donalsonville, Ga., Oct. 15.
Flood: South Carolina crop damage is conservatively $300 million
South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers says conservative estimates put South Carolina crop losses at more than $300 million after historic rains devastated the state earlier this month.
Hurricane Joaquin: North Carolina farmers warned to prepare
North Carolina farmers urged to clear drainage ditches, secure signage and loose objects, stock up on fuel and feed and to be prepared for hurricane conditions.
Florida man’s citrus scheme lands him in jail
Bradley D. Reiter booked into the Polk County Jail on multiple charges, including: scheme to defraud, grand theft and dealing citrus without a license.
National Peanut Board: Get to know the new members and alternates
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed four members and five alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending on Dec. 31, 2018.
Emergency declared: Florida ramps up fight against fly
An agricultural emergency has been declared in Florida due to the Oriental Fruit Fly infestation in Miami-Dade County. It is considered one of the most serious of the world’s fruit fly pests due to its potential economic harm.
Sugarcane aphids: Sorghum farmers advised on late-season control
Sorghum producers are advised to scout grain sorghum fields now and treat sugarcane aphids as needed. The invasive insect shows up and causes the most damage late in the season, especially on double-crop sorghum plantings.
5 steps to better-cured, high-quality hay
Producers know high-quality forage reduces feed costs. But getting high-quality hay cured in a timely manner in the Southeast can be difficult. Weather can ruin good plans.
Southeast Hay Contest offers more, bigger prizes in 2015
The 2015 Southeastern Hay Contest has expanded its prize offerings greatly. Part of the Sunbelt Ag Expo, the contest will offer hay and baleage producers in the Southeast cash prizes and, in some cases, free use of Massey Ferguson hay equipment.
Peanut digging starts in Georgia ... in August?
It’s quite unusual for Georgia to dig peanuts in August due to later planting in the past years due to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, says Rome Ethredge, University of Georgia Extension coordinator in Seminole County.
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