U.S. cotton is sought after by mills worldwide because of its reputation as the highest in quality. That’s why it is a surprise and concern when contaminates are discovered in U.S. cotton. Farmers are asked to take precautions during harvest to limit contamination.
Producers who have an unplanned need for a harvest machine should evaluate carefully the solutions available to them. The decision may be the right one, but sometimes it can have financial consequences.
The Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. agriculture. Each year, ten Southern states pick one farmer each to represent it in the program. One farmer is picked as the top in the region. The honor is big, and the prizes aren’t shabby.
Though dozens of exhibitors, industry reps and Extension specialists provide useful information for attendees at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day each year, there were a few particularly interesting things said at this year’s event.
Peanut insects are ‘all over the board’ in Georgia as July winds down. With some fields getting adequate rainfall to full-blown irrigation efforts to dryland worries, the situation is motley and each type of peanut insect known is someplace in Georgia right now....More