Corn en Your recap in pictures of this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo <div class="node-body gallery-body">With space packed with more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing over 4,000 product lines, even on your best behavior it’s tough to see all the Sunbelt Ag Expo offers during its annual three-day event. If you didn’t get around to everything there or couldn’t make it, here’s a modest review.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Soybeans Vegetables Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:39:00 +0000 122551 at Pictures show hurricane's unprecedented damage to North Carolina crops <div class="node-body gallery-body">While it is still too early to put a dollar value on the damages to crops in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler makes it clear that the destruction to agriculture is unprecedented.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Crops Corn Peanuts Soybeans Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:24:00 +0000 122521 at <p><span>&quot;We know there are going to be losses, and we know we are going to seek assistance for our farmers from USDA and other governmental agencies,&rdquo; North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says.</span></p> Sorghum grown for fuel and high-value chemicals <div class="field-byline"> Jim Shamp, North Carolina Biotechnology Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Corn Energy Crop Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:06:00 +0000 122361 at <p>This is not grain sorghum, the plant normally grown for animal feed. It&#39;s bigger, developed and grown for what can be extracted from stems and similar material for cellulosic biomass.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> United Sorghum Checkoff Program NC FarmLink and WNC FarmLink merge databases <div class="node-body article-body">Now there is a single database in North Carolina for those seeking land and those looking to find a farmer in order to keep their land in agriculture.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Land Management Equipment Buying/Purchasing Management Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:55:00 +0000 122241 at Sunbelt Ag Expo mobile app is more robust for 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">For the past few years visitors to the Sunbelt Ag Expo, “North America’s Premiere Farm Show,” have gotten added value from the Southeast Farm Press mobile apps. The benefits will be even better this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Equipment Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:39:00 +0000 122451 at John Deere to showcase new equipment, products at Sunbelt Expo <div class="node-body article-body">John Deere has unveiled new equipment and products which will be showcased at the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo, including an expansion of its compact tractor series, a folding corn head, a new spray nozzle and software options to streamline data collection and analysis.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Equipment Sunbelt Expo Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:36:00 +0000 122421 at <p>John Deere 3E Series compact tractor.</p> What is ‘cellular agriculture’ and can it help feed the world? <div class="node-body article-body">The focus of agriculture on plants and animals, but scientists are looking to “cellular agriculture” as a means to produce food from cell culture as one more way to feed a growing world population</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Peanuts Soybeans Regulatory Technology Practices and Systems Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:55:00 +0000 122411 at <p>From left,&nbsp; Paul Mozdiak with North Carolina State University, Ryan Pandya with Perfect Day, Hultz Smith with Tyson Foods and Isha Datar with New Harvest.</p> North Carolina Biotechnology Center At 30, a man discovers he’s a chainsaw sculptor <div class="node-body article-body">At 30, Chad Gainey found out he could do things with a chainsaw few other people could. He proved his skill on the grounds of the Sunbelt Ag Expo one year, and his life changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Orchard Crops Soybeans Equipment Sunbelt Expo Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:48:00 +0000 122371 at Hurricane: North Carolina suspends truck weighing to hasten harvest <div class="node-body article-body">Ahead of Hurricane Matthew and the threat of severe economic loss of livestock, poultry, feed and crops ready to be harvested, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has temporarily suspend weighing those vehicles used to transport these items in the emergency area. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Peanuts Regulatory Livestock Management Feeds and Supplements Government Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:34:00 +0000 122291 at From the orphanage to a prolific ag career, a gentleman’s life <div class="node-body article-body">Charles Douglas wondered eight decades ago why he was at the Arizona orphanage. His life since led to Air Force service, the TVA, ag academics and to being Sunbelt Ag Expo’s longtime champion.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Peanuts Sunbelt Expo Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:46:00 +0000 122281 at <p>Charles Douglas after the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day this past July, where he was doing what needed to be done to help the day&rsquo;s attendees be more comfortable and informed.&nbsp;</p>