Weather en South Carolina farmers get flood aid despite governor’s veto <div class="node-body article-body">After some contested politics within state government, South Carolina farmers will get financial aid to help them recover from historic flooding that hit the state at harvest last year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Legislation Flooding Mon, 23 May 2016 15:13:00 +0000 120291 at <p>Flood waters cover a South Carolina farm fall 2015.</p> Lindsay McClam/McClam Farms El Niño is on the way out, so what can farmers expect? <div class="field-byline"> Pam Knox, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now that the El Niño is declining and on the way out, it’s worth taking a look at what is likely to come next and how that will impact the growing season and perhaps even 2017.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Livestock Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables El Nino Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:32:00 +0000 119511 at <p>Flooded field March 2016 in Terrell County, Ga.</p> South Carolina farmers face critical decisions after historic flooding <div class="field-byline"> Scott Miller, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crops abandoned after last year’s South Carolina flood could be problematic as the 2016 planting season gets under way. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Flooding Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:57:00 +0000 119411 at <p>Field prep underway in South Carolina ahead of 2016 planting.</p> Clemson University Southeast to see above-average spring rain, moderate flooding, NOAA says <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to NOAA&rsquo;s U.S. Spring Outlook released March 16 areas of the country still under water from torrential rainfall last week have an elevated risk of moderate flooding through the rest of the season.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Weather Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:37:00 +0000 119221 at <p>U.S. regions at risk for minor (light blue) and moderate (dark blue) flooding from April-June 2016. Large version shows Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. NOAA map, based on NWS forecast</p> El Niño: No stop to rain in South Carolina until April, but not all bad <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most powerful El Ninos ever recorded is finally starting to relinquish its grip, but South Carolina’s beleaguered farmers might not see any significant relief from relentless rains until April.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Soybeans Tobacco Flooding Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:11:00 +0000 118871 at <p>A South Carolina field that was saturated by record flooding in October 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Zack Snipes/ Clemson University Crop insurance: Know this about disasters before signing up <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Smith, Clemson University Extension Economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crop insurance pays most often on drought in the Southeast. But South Carolina’s epic flood at harvest in 2015 resulted in catastrophic losses. Crop insurance is not designed to make you whole and some lessons were learned in South Carolina.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Disaster Aid Crop Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:50:00 +0000 118531 at <p>Flooded farm in South Carolina October, 2015.</p> Lindsay B. McClam, McClam Farms in South Carolina Alabama farmers face historic rainfall and flooding, assess damage <div class="field-byline"> Mary Johnson, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama farmers are assessing damage and waiting for standing water to recede after historic flooding during the Christmas holiday and another round of severe weather coming as the New Year approached.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Management Miscellaneous Flooding Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:40:00 +0000 117661 at <p>Photos on left: Flooding at E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter, courtesy of research center staff. Right photos: Old fishing pond at Allie Corcoran&#39;s farm before (top) and after (bottom) the dam broke.</p> Clemson chronicles historic South Carolina flood <div class="field-byline"> Scott Miller, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clemson University has released a documentary, interactive timeline and web page chronicling this year’s historic flood and the hardship facing South Carolina’s No. 1 industry: agriculture and forestry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Flooding Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:17:00 +0000 117541 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Clemson Extension continues to conduct educational workshops throughout the state to help farmers navigate financial decisions following this storm.</span></p> Zack Snipes, Charleston County Extension Agent South Carolina farmers not over disaster, new video shows <div class="field-byline"> Justin Ballew, Clemson University Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the flood occurred back in October, Clemson Extension began compiling photos, videos and testimonies to piece together the story of how the agricultural community of South Carolina was affected. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Disaster Aid Flooding Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:39:00 +0000 117281 at Lindsay B. McClam Monsanto wants to be carbon neutral <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto Company plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Miscellaneous Weather Carbon credits Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:15:00 +0000 117231 at