Dr. Wayne Skaggs, the Williams Neal Reynolds distinguished professor of biological and agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University, made a bold pronouncement at the Stewards of the Future “Water for a Growing World” conference held at N.C. State in November...More
For the fourth consecutive year, PhytoGen sponsored the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program by presenting each state winner and one regional winner with the opportunity to designate a charitable donation or accept PhytoGen cottonseed....More
Through a combination of rigorous genetics, painstaking varietal research and centuries-old African know-how, Purple Ribbon sugarcane and several similar varieties have been reintroduced to Sapelo Island, the original birthplace of commercial sugar production in the United States....More
The three finalists that will vie for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Farmer of the Year” honors have been chosen. John Bays, of Knox County, Keith Lowery of Graves County, and Mike Bach from Bath County are the three finalists....More
Brad Thompson lands the helicopter on top of the upper deck of the modified trailer. Cotton plants whirled and dirt swirled. On the trailer, farmhand/ground crewman Dusty Smith casually refills the copter’s spray tank and chats with Thompson.
Ribbons were cut, farmers were honored, horses were ridden, some fishing was done, some good eating was had and the latest in farming technology and rural living was seen firsthand, and the weather was perfect for the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga.
The 2015 Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition mobile app, introduced to expo visitors four years ago, offers even more opportunities for users to keep track of Expo events, weather, site maps and the latest news....More
Industrial hemp will cover tens of thousands of acres and generate thousands of jobs in Kentucky in the near future, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told hundreds of hemp growers, processors and enthusiasts....More
Scientists at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence are looking to poplar trees, switchgrass and biomass sorghum as bioenergy sources that can be grown in South Carolina....More
On Oct. 7, soon after historic rain hit the region, Lindsay McClam took pictures during an airplane flyover of the terrible flooding in and around Kingstree, South Carolina, where she and her husband, Brian, farm.