Less than six months after the U.S. announced plans to restore diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba, the Auburn University College of Agriculture has entered a historic partnership with the Agrarian University of Havana and the Cuban National Center for Animal and Plant Health...More
There are currently eight commercial oyster farms in Alabama, and this summer Alabama will also have two commercial oyster nurseries operating, as well as at least three more oyster farms expected to be fully permitted and harvesting by fall 2015....More
Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Ag Expo, will serve a two-year term as president of the Farm Show Council, taking the reins from outgoing President Dennis Alford with the Power Show of Ohio at the council’s recent annual meeting....More
To get a better idea of what blueberries endure as they tumble through a packing line, Charlie Li developed the Berry Impact Recording Device, or BIRD. An embedded electronic chip records all the bumps and bruises as the device rattles along with the berries.
Jeff Crawford, Jr., of Marianna, Fla., passed away April 14 at the age of 76. Jeff served on the Florida Peanut Producer’s Association Board of Directors from 1988-1995, and served as the organization’s president from 1993-1995....More
The rainy conditions we’ve been having (in April) can be attributed in part to the El Niño, which is currently underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to continue for the next few months....More
Contrary to popular belief, honey bee colonies are not decreasing, but the bees are overworked and in need of more places to forage which is why Bayer CropScience has launched a major new initiative to increase forage for honey bees and other pollinators....More
“A lot of producers in our area are looking at greatly expanding their peanut production, and some of them might be sacrificing their rotation. For some, it might be the right decision, but for others, I don’t think it is.”...More