Groups & Organizations en Speakers, activities for GA Farm Bureau annual convention Dec. 4-6 <div class="field-byline"> GFB </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia Farm Bureau members will travel to Jekyll Island for the organization’s 79th annual meeting Dec. 4-6. During the general session on Dec. 5, convention attendees will hear from Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, Dr. Sam Pardue.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulatory Management State Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:40:00 +0000 123161 at USDA will contact farmers to get vital year-end crop numbers <div class="node-body article-body">USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseed they store on their farms. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Peanuts Soybeans Regulatory Management Government USDA Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:58:00 +0000 122921 at New directors, officers named to Delaware Soybean Board <div class="field-byline"> Delaware Soybean Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Frank Hrupsa of Harrington, Del., has been elected to the board of directors of the Delaware Soybean Board. His term began Oct. 1.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Groups & Organizations Sun, 06 Nov 2016 12:55:00 +0000 122671 at Corn growers respond to Times GMO article <div class="node-body article-body">The National Corn Growers Association says the Oct. 29 New York Times article "Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops" uses loaded language to paint an inaccurate, bleak picture of agricultural biotechnology. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Regulatory Corn National Corn Growers Association Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:35:00 +0000 122821 at Maryland Soybean Board gets leadership change <div class="field-byline"> Maryland Soybean Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Travis Hutchison of Cordova, Md., has been elected chairman of the Maryland Soybean Board. Hutchison succeeds William Layton, who has retired from the statewide board after reaching the term limits.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Groups & Organizations Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:10:00 +0000 122681 at ‘Mr. Peanut’ Frank McGill at 91 still has it <div class="node-body blog-body">Peanuts and good storytelling must be, at least in part, keys to a long, fruitful life. If you doubt this, take a look at Frank McGill.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Groups & Organizations Peanut Farm Press Blog Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:25:00 +0000 122001 at Soy Scholarship for high school seniors interested in studying ag <div class="field-byline"> American Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High school seniors interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for a $5,000 Soy Scholarship presented by the American Soybean Association.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans American Soybean Association Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:28:00 +0000 121881 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">ASA and&nbsp;</span>BASF<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;have rewarded&nbsp;students for their hard work and interest in agriculture since 2008.</span></p> Middle and high school teachers learn to teach ag biotech <div class="field-byline"> Jim Shamp, North Carolina Biotechnology Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four organizations –BASF, Bayer, the Monsanto Fund and Syngenta– have provided $6,500 each to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to support the summer 2016 Ag Biotech Industry in the Classroom program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agenda Groups & Organizations Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:18:00 +0000 120951 at <p>Workshops let teachers meet with farmers, specialists from land-grant universities such as North Carolina State University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and representatives of a number of other support organizations including and the North Carolina FFA Association.</p> North Carolina Biotechnology Center Cotton’s market decline? Blame yoga pants <div class="node-body article-body">If you could cite one culprit creating cotton’s current challenges in the apparel market, you could very easily point to the recent fashion trend that favors lightweight yoga pants over denim.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Incorporated Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:21:00 +0000 120791 at <p>From left, J.P. Hodges of Charleston, S.C., Pat Rogers of Blenheim, S.C., and Alysa and Scott Walker of McDavid, Fla. see the workings of the Monarch single knit spinning machine explained by Emmett Hylton, manager of the product development laboratory of Cotton Incorporated in Cary, N.C. The young farmers were part of the &ldquo;Young Guns&rdquo; tour of Cotton Incorporated in June, managed by the Cotton Board.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> For the bees: Bayer, Wildlife Society to plant 25 million wildflowers <div class="node-body article-body">The Bayer Bee Care program and the Wildlife Society are working together toward the goal of planting 25 million pollinator-attractant wildflower seeds by the fall with the aim of increasing nutrition options for honeybees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Orchard Crops Vegetables Management Trade Associations Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:54:00 +0000 120711 at <p>The planting will occur later in the fall, just in time for the pollinator buffet to bloom and establish spring 2017 forage.&nbsp;</p>