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Jul 22, 2013

Carolina Low Country coping with historic rainfall

Mother Nature has unleashed a wicked brew of rainfall, combined with cool cloudy weather, which has cut acreage of peanuts and cotton and threatens....More
Jul 20, 2013

The rain needs to ease, but not go away

This year, everybody’s got a good taste of the rain. Some’s gotten more than their fill for now, dealing with the hangover of too much and staring....More
Jul 17, 2013

Peanut farmers are cool folks

Peanut growers in general and Peanut Profitability Award winners more specifically are interesting folks to visit and get to know....More
Jul 16, 2013

Enough blame to go around in Congress, so let’s just blame them all

The Democrats blamed the Republicans for insisting on heavy cuts to food stamp programs, and the Republicans blamed the Democrats for wanting to....More
Upper, Southeast, wheat, crop, rains, quality, drop
Jul 12, 2013

Wicked weather batters wheat

What at one time looked to be the biggest, best and most profitable wheat crop in years in the Upper Southeast has been battered by weather and....More
Jul 09, 2013

How I helped delay Obamacare

• If you worried about what Obamacare was going to do to you or the country, you’re welcome....More
crop, change, cotton, peanuts, corn, Highway, 82
Jul 08, 2013

Crop changes create new look on U.S. 82

Lush green corn seems to be the dominant crop along stretches of U.S. Highway 82 in South Georgia. Land that used to be fence post to fence post in....More
Jul 03, 2013

Peanut Profitability winners show ‘human’ factor still critical in farming

As a society, we’ve become enthralled with technology, and agriculture is certainly no different....More
Jun 24, 2013

Being student of natural world is a blessing

There is no greater blessing than to be a student of the natural world....More
Jun 18, 2013

Secretary Vilsack offers graduates some common sense advice

Some of you this spring have experienced the graduation of a loved one from high school or college....More
Jun 04, 2013

Search for research leader critical to South Carolina agriculture

Clemson University is in the process of seeking candidates for, and hopefully soon hiring a director at the Pee Dee Agriculture Research and....More
May 30, 2013

Share your “creek culture” with a new generation

The next generation won’t understand the need to conserve these wetland areas if they aren’t connected to them....More
May 21, 2013

United Nations wants you to eat more bugs

Who knew that Allen on that elementary school playground more than 30 years ago was doing what man has for ages and what the United Nations now says....More
Southeast, water, issues, irrigation, restrictions, state, legislatures
May 15, 2013

Don’t let winter’s rainfall make you forget about looming water issues

It’s difficult to think too much about drought, water-use efficiency, and other such things when the ground underneath your feet is so wet you can’t....More
railroad, incentives, farmers, boost, markets
May 09, 2013

Incentives to U.S. railroads could boost ag shipments, save millions for farmers

Boosting federal investment tax credits and accelerated depreciation schedules for railroads could mean millions of dollars annually in savings to....More
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