Tobacco en Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway <div class="node-body blog-body">Chris and I loaded up again and sped toward the highway to find the two heifers grazing calmly on the right of way as vacationers and 18-wheelers flew past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Livestock Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Beef Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 121121 at Should tobacco farmers market lowerstalk leaf? <div class="field-byline"> Chris Bickers, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American flue-cured tobacco growers have a problem with neutral filler leaf. The problem is that too much of it has been produced already. There is a world over-supply of this type of leaf.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:02:00 +0000 120981 at <p>Should the bottom leaves of this flue-cured tobacco near Live Oak, Fla., be harvested? Note how the bottom leaves in this test plot &mdash; photographed on June 13 &mdash; are touching the soil.</p> Aerial photos: Bonnie and Colin flood Carolina farms, leave mess behind <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here is what it looked like, from the air, June 7 on some North Carolina farms after tropical storms dumped heavy rain on young or just-planted crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:05:00 +0000 120471 at Rare event: Ozone-caused Weather Fleck found on NC tobacco <div class="field-byline"> Matthew Vann, NC State Extension Tobacco Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite having an exceptional tobacco crop at this point, North Carolina has not been without a few issues. The recent weather has brought along something not typically seen much of in the Coastal Plain: Weather Fleck. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Tobacco Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:24:00 +0000 120421 at <p>Weather Fleck on single leaf.</p> Matthew Vann, NC State Extension Tobacco Specialist Bayer CEO in North America speaks <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer’s Jim Blome says continued innovation in agriculture is a must to meet the demands of a growing and increasingly more affluent global population</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Markets Soybeans Tobacco Management Mon, 23 May 2016 18:02:00 +0000 120301 at <p>On hand for Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park were, left, Alan Kriz, strategic alliance manager for Bayer CropScience, and Jim Blome, president and CEO and head crop protection, North American Region for Bayer CropScience.</p> 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 Tobacco planting begins with slightly brighter outlook <div class="node-body article-body">Despite a rare mid-April freeze, tobacco planting got going in earnest in much of the Tobacco Belt later that month. And the government’s first production estimate suggested it would not be the sharply reduced crop that had been expected by many.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 12 May 2016 12:59:00 +0000 120151 at <p>A field crew near Nashville in eastern North Carolina sets out flue-cured plants.</p> Kentucky farmer named 2016 ‘Farm Mom of the Year’ <div class="node-body article-body">Kentucky farmer Mary Courtney is voted as Monsanto’s 2016 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Livestock Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Untagged Thu, 05 May 2016 20:33:00 +0000 120041 at With ag trade to Cuba, Southeast states are ahead of the rest <div class="node-body blog-body">Virginia recently passed Georgia as the No. 1 state in the country for farm and forestry exports to Cuba.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Government Grains Livestock Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Import and Export Legislation Farm Press Blog Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:24:00 +0000 119321 at <p>A ship at the Port of New Orleans. Photo courtesy of the United Soybean Board.</p> 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>