Tobacco en 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> New hemp harvester can reach medicinally valued top flower <div class="node-body gallery-body">With research for the pharmaceutical use of hemp taking root, Kentucky hemp farmers face a challenge: harvesting the giant plants.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:22:00 +0000 119161 at North Carolina farmers discuss job's challenging rewards <div class="node-body article-body">Dealing with the weather, increasing regulations and finding time for the family are just three of the many challenges farmers face on a daily basis.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Crops Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:20:00 +0000 118811 at <p>From left, Moore County farmer Billy Carter, Washington County farmer Beth Foster and Yadkin County farmer Kevin Matthews.</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 Why the 2015 tobacco crop was a near disaster <div class="node-body article-body">It’s official: The 2015 tobacco crop experienced a nearly disastrous drop in production compared to the season before. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Tobacco Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:30:00 +0000 118761 at <p>Some mountain burley was still hanging in the barn in January. This barn is near Mars Hill, N.C.</p> Chris Bickers