Cotton industry is not giving up on cottonseed designation. USDA reinstated marketing certificates to redeem commodities from marketing loan program. You can go broke just breaking even these days. There’s a massive fire in Kentucky, a disaster waiting in North Carolina wheat, and other top stories from this week in Southeast farming news.
The U.S. cotton industry and specifically cotton producers are struggling with the effects of low prices for cotton, weak demand and growing competition from heavily-subsidized foreign producers....More
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
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
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
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Birmingham, and U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, shared messages about keeping the United States strong and secure with more than 1,200 attendees at the Alabama Farmers Federation annual meeting....More
When the flood occurred back in October, Clemson Extension began compiling photos, videos and testimonies to piece together the story of how the agricultural community of South Carolina was affected....More