Net Irrigate has a new product suite of WireRat Pivot Monitoring Solutions. Absorbing the PivotProxy brand, the suite of products offers farmers additional tailored pivot monitoring and control solutions using WireRat technology, a patented copper theft detection solution....More
Back in 1997, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission adopted North Carolina’s first mandatory plan to control both point source and non-point source pollution in the Neuse River Basin....More
Because of the wet fall, many producers have faced extremely difficult field curing conditions for their hay. Hay that was bone dry in the field has, in many cases, developed mold problems in the barn....More
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
Zippy Duvall’s been on the road. By late October, he’d been to more than a dozen states and planned to hit more than 30 states by year’s end, all on his trek to be the next American Farm Bureau Federation president....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.
South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers says conservative estimates put South Carolina crop losses at more than $300 million after historic rains devastated the state earlier this month....More
With good equipment, hay season might be an enjoyable time. For me and my sister, hay season involves a rocky relationship with the weather and old equipment--one requiring patience, persistence, and expensive repair therapy -- more for my sister than for me. I’m just the rake woman.
All I have to do is go in circles and make sure one or both of the rake wheel assemblies don’t fly off. It happened earlier in the summer, but luckily we scavenged enough parts to replace it....More
Cattle producers have benefitted from high calf and feeder prices in the not-too-distant past. More recently, however, cattle markets appear to be weakening, and farmers are wondering just how low the prices could go....More
Peanut farmers are gearing up combines across the Southeast, and hay balers will be crawling behind many of them. Peanut hay can be good feed for livestock and provide additional cash flow for peanut growers. But taking the hay or leaving it in the field can be a tough call.