Growers who planted new Extend soybeans and cotton and made off-label dicamba applications.created a domino effect of bad publicity for U.S. agriculture, regulatory headaches and caused negative implications for regulation of future technologies....More
Producers who have an unplanned need for a harvest machine should evaluate carefully the solutions available to them. The decision may be the right one, but sometimes it can have financial consequences.
The Environmental Protection Agency apparently has decided glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and a number of generic “look-a-like” herbicides, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans....More
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture mailed checks from a farm aid grant approved by the South Carolina General Assembly on Friday, Sept. 16 to the state’s farmers still recovering from last October’s devastating floods...More
The Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. agriculture. Each year, ten Southern states pick one farmer each to represent it in the program. One farmer is picked as the top in the region. The honor is big, and the prizes aren’t shabby.
In the era of genome sequencing, we find that nature is the most prolific gene splicer of all. Although the DNA changes made by gene splicing resemble those made by nature, GMOs are set aside for safety testing....More
While experts already know how the kudzu bug spends its summers – destroying crops by munching on kudzu vines and other hosts, including soybeans – researchers want to know more about how these insects spend their winter....More
This year’s Virginia Ag Expo featured a self-paced tour which allowed the more than 1,800 participants to discuss firsthand with Virginia Tech experts the issues they face in producing crops in Virginia....More
The Golden LEAF Foundation gave North Carolina State University a tremendous boost forward, awarding a $45 million grant that will help support a new research facility for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative....More