Government http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en NC State Plant Science Research Complex working toward a 2020 opening http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nc-state-plant-science-research-complex-working-toward-2020-opening <div class="node-body article-body">If all goes as planned, by the year 2020 students at North Carolina State University will be working alongside leading researchers in the plant sciences in a first-of-its-kind facility on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nc-state-plant-science-research-complex-working-toward-2020-opening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nc-state-plant-science-research-complex-working-toward-2020-opening#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Crops Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:29:00 +0000 109901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Steve Lommel, left, associate dean and director for the N.C. Agricultural Research Service in North Carolina State University&rsquo;s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton say a new Plant Science Research Complex on NC State&rsquo;s Centennial Campus would allow for interdisciplinary research, making it the premier plant sciences research complex in the nation.</p> Agroterrorism – is the threat real? http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/agroterrorism-threat-real <div class="field-byline"> By Robert A. Norton Auburn University Open Source Intelligence Laboratory </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Terrorists, like most people tend to be lazy and most often seek the path of least resistance, so as to better assure a probable success. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/agroterrorism-threat-real" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/agroterrorism-threat-real#comments Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Non-farm bill agriculture Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:26:00 +0000 110081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE U.S. FOOD supply and agriculture in general could be subject to attack from terrorists.</p> Federal agencies join to bolster Gulf of Mexico ecosystem after 2010 oil spill http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/federal-agencies-join-bolster-gulf-mexico-ecosystem-after-2010-oil-spill <div class="node-body article-body">A new partnership between federal agencies looks to invest more money into the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem in response to impacts as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/federal-agencies-join-bolster-gulf-mexico-ecosystem-after-2010-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/federal-agencies-join-bolster-gulf-mexico-ecosystem-after-2010-oil-spill#comments Government Miscellaneous Practices and Systems USDA Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:00 +0000 110041 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tobacco growers say “no” on child labor http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-say-no-child-labor <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Child labor on tobacco farms became quite a controversial issue in 2014, and two organizations of tobacco farmers took a stand objecting to any use of hired child labor in leaf production.</p> <p>At the beginning of October, the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina went on record as opposing hired child labor on U.S. tobacco farms.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-say-no-child-labor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-say-no-child-labor#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Tobacco Management Tobacco Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:39:00 +0000 110031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina does not condone the use of child labor and believes tobacco growers and farm labor contractors should not employ workers younger than 16 years of age for work in tobacco, even with parental permission.</p> Why younger generations hesitate to choose farming careers http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-younger-generations-hesitate-choose-farming-careers <div class="field-byline"> Taylor McCormick, Alabama Cooperative Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are multiple economic factors that deter young people from the farming industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-younger-generations-hesitate-choose-farming-careers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-younger-generations-hesitate-choose-farming-careers#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Untagged Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:45:00 +0000 110021 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Improved fruit crops for growers is goal of five-year, $10 million project http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/improved-fruit-crops-growers-goal-five-year-10-million-project <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The United State Department of Agriculture awarded a team of scientists from 14 universities a $10-million, five-year grant to improve half a dozen fruit crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/improved-fruit-crops-growers-goal-five-year-10-million-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/improved-fruit-crops-growers-goal-five-year-10-million-project#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:59:00 +0000 109991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Ten people died last year in Georgia tractor-traffic collisions http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ten-people-died-last-year-georgia-tractor-traffic-collisions <div class="node-body blog-body">The motorist goes around the curve in the road at 55 mph and then sees the tractor traveling just ahead. Even if the tractor is going 15 mph, it only takes a few seconds for the car to travel the length of a football field and into a potential collision with the tractor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ten-people-died-last-year-georgia-tractor-traffic-collisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ten-people-died-last-year-georgia-tractor-traffic-collisions#comments Equipment Government Management Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:39:00 +0000 109961 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farm data: Farmers worry regulators, market speculators might get private info http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-data-farmers-worry-regulators-market-speculators-might-get-private-info <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fully 77.5 percent of farmers surveyed said they feared regulators and other government officials might gain access to their private information without their knowledge or permission. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-data-farmers-worry-regulators-market-speculators-might-get-private-info" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-data-farmers-worry-regulators-market-speculators-might-get-private-info#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Regulations Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 109951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Gallery: UASs (or drones) fly over south Georgia field http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-uass-or-drones-fly-over-south-georgia-field <div class="node-body gallery-body">Hobbyists can fly UASs, but the FAA earlier this summer said farmers, ranchers or commercial operators can’t fly a UAS over commercial fields. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-uass-or-drones-fly-over-south-georgia-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-uass-or-drones-fly-over-south-georgia-field#comments Cotton Equipment Government Management Miscellaneous Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 109921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com 5 things to help your farm financially thrive in 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/5-things-help-your-farm-financially-thrive-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If crop prices do not improve, how will producers survive and thrive in 2015? For starters, we have to start now as the 2014 crop harvest is winding up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/5-things-help-your-farm-financially-thrive-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/5-things-help-your-farm-financially-thrive-2015#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Chemicals Finance Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 109841 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Prices for 2015 do not look to improve drastically upon the 2014 harvest prices.</p>