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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
conservation, tillage, claims, unfounded
May 06, 2013

Conservation-tillage pollution claims hard to understand

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is taking no-till to task, claiming that the practice is linked to increased waterway pollution....More
May 02, 2013

Farmland — gold you can eat

Talk of bubbles or crashes hasn’t put a dent in the farmland market, and if the end is nigh — nobody is blinking....More
identify, venemous, snakes, Alabama
Apr 25, 2013

Learn to identify venomous snakes, respect their space

As one of the most misunderstood reptiles, the snake seems to bear the brunt of man’s fear of nature....More
ethanol, versus, big, oil, battle
Apr 22, 2013

Ethanol versus big oil is confusing at best

High fuel prices should keep demand for ethanol up and demand for corn good, and subsequently prices should be good....More
Obama, budget, USDA, takes, hit, direct, payments, crop, insurance, conservation
Apr 12, 2013

White House 2014 budget: USDA, crop insurance and conservation programs take hit

The White House budget proposal for 2014 would do away with direct payments to farmers and slash funding for the USDA....More
Apr 11, 2013

Surviving adversity is a process not a comeback

It's not the hard times that define a person. It’s how he responds to those rough spots....More
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