Vegetables en $36.5 million in USDA grants for US specialty crop research, Extension <div class="node-body article-body">19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and Extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including floriculture.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:13:00 +0000 121351 at Dry, wicked heat wave stealing promise in South Carolina <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just when things were looking promising for farmers in most areas of the state, another dry and wicked heat wave has a hold on South Carolina and is starting to squeeze the life out of crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Weather Drought Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:41:00 +0000 120961 at <div> <p>In upstate South Carolina, hundreds of acres of dryland corn that looked fabulous just three or four weeks ago have suffered serious damage because of the recent heat&nbsp;wave.</p> </div> Garland Veasey / Clemson University Georgia-based video shows ag labor now a major problem facing US farmers <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation shines a spotlight on the frustrations of the nation’s farmers in finding workers to harvest their crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Regulations Vegetables Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000 120831 at 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 Management Orchard Crops Vegetables 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> The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved <div class="node-body blog-body">My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Fruits Legislation Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 120671 at High tunnels could be way South Carolina growers meet rising demand <div class="field-byline"> Scott Milloer, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High tunnels installed in farm fields could extend the South Carolina growing season and boost production of specialty crops desired by high-end restaurants and other buyers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:46:00 +0000 120541 at <p>High tunnels were among several educational demonstrations and research projects on display Clemson&rsquo;s Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston.</p> Q&A: Georgia’s new ag dean talks about listening and leaving NC State <div class="node-body article-body">Sam Pardue, new dean for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, talks about why he left NC State.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Livestock Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Groups & Organizations Cotton Marketing and Promotion Mon, 30 May 2016 14:06:00 +0000 120311 at <p>Sam Pardue, right, the new dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, visits Leger and Son Farms, owned by Buddy, at left, and Greg Leger April 14.</p> Whitefly warning puts Florida agriculture on guard for costly outbreak <div class="field-byline"> Brad Buck, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q-biotype whitefly may threaten Florida crops if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Vegetables Vegetables Whiteflies Sat, 28 May 2016 14:35:00 +0000 120351 at <p>The <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Q-biotype">Q-biotype</span> whitefly.</p> University of Florida Cuba advocacy group, Georgia ag leaders join to end US embargo <div class="node-body article-body">Engage Cuba, an advocacy group, and Georgia ag leaders are tired of losing trade and business opportunities to foreign competitors as Cuban markets open up and grow.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Livestock Markets Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables Import and Export Legislation Wed, 25 May 2016 20:10:00 +0000 120341 at <p>Ship leaves the Port of Savannah.</p> Monsanto tells Bayer ‘no’ but doesn’t say ‘never’ <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto says Bayer’s offer to buy it for a reported $62 billion isn’t enough.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Business Agrochemicals Wed, 25 May 2016 14:40:00 +0000 120321 at