Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden announced she is stepping down from her post at the end of February. Michael Scuse, undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services, will become the acting deputy secretary....More
Tobacco thrips that are resistant to neonicotinoid class of insecticides is proving to be more of a problem for cotton producers in North Carolina and across the Southeast with entomologists at North Carolina State University conducting research to understand why...More
It is a serious mistake in farming to choose high-yielding, susceptible crop varieties without carefully considering the benefits of resistant varieties to protect yield and reduce pathogen populations.
Samuel Pardue, a noted poultry science researcher and administrator at North Carolina State University, has been named dean and director of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences....More
Farmer Vincent Kosuga smelled an opportunity with a commodity he knew best, onions, and capitalized on it in the mid-1950s, and his actions resulted in legislation which banned onions from futures trading, the only commodity with such a ban in the United States....More
North Carolina State University Extension Weed Specialist Wes Everman has continually issued warning bells that resistance to PPO inhibitors is a real concern for North Carolina farmers. It is a message he will continue to deliver in 2016....More
For the past few years, David Hardy, who runs the soil testing laboratory at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, has received a common question from farmers across the state: “Are the department’s potash fertility recommendations adequate?”...More
Auburn University and Alabama Extension professionals will host a Precision Agriculture Workshop in Auburn, Ala., Jan. 28. Cutting-edge precision agriculture presentations and precision ag demonstrations will be led by Extension professionals and private companies....More
Alabama farmers are assessing damage and waiting for standing water to recede after historic flooding during the Christmas holiday and another round of severe weather coming as the New Year approached....More
From cattle thieves caught on camera to the world’s fastest tractor and from pecan truffles to citrus schemes and from drunken friends to standing naked, 2015 -- like all years before it – had its share of odd stories and commentaries.
Farmers interested in using unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, will have to wait a little longer despite the Federal Aviation Administration recent announcement of web-based aircraft registration for drone technology....More
“We know that payments coming out of DC are significantly less than what they’ve ever been, and that’s the trend of the future we are going to have to operate in,” said Saxby Chambliss, recently retired senator from Georgia....More
Clemson University has released a documentary, interactive timeline and web page chronicling this year’s historic flood and the hardship facing South Carolina’s No. 1 industry: agriculture and forestry....More
On Dec. 11, Dow and DuPont announced an all-stock merger that will create a new $130 billion company called DowDuPont. Some national farm leaders met the announcement with quizzically, if not skeptical, eyes....More