USDA looks to reduce ag-related greenhouse emissions by 120 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent; like taking 25 million cars off the road, or the emissions produced by powering 11 million homes last year....More
Skies cleared Tuesday morning but not before more than 6 inches, and in some places 8 inches of rain fell across the Deep South in the last seven to 10 days, beating up corn and delaying peanut planting and general field work by several weeks. Here’s what it looked like.
JCB debuted its new line of Fastrac 4000 Series tractors to farm editors at its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga. March 5, heralding features engineered for efficiency, productivity and farmers’ preferences in mind....More
“There has been rapid expansion in Georgia, and we’re starting to see that in Alabama too. Alabama has lagged behind some other states in irrigated acres partly because it’s more difficult to reach water sources in the state."...More
Unmanned aerial vehicles offers clear benefits for scouting and data management, and farmers will certainly turn to UAVs if they are affordable and contribute to the bottom line, allowing them to apply inputs in a more precise manner....More
Finding and securing adequate land to grow crops and raise animals was once again the top challenge identified in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program....More
The Federal Aviation Administration gave North Carolina State University the green light in September to conduct research on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture and the studies are now underway at the Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth....More