These are tough economic times for South Carolina farmers and the 2016 SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo has an agenda designed to help them navigate ahead, according to Jody Martin, the expo’s executive director....More
Growers who use cover crops are increasingly turning to a tool that can flatten out their actively growing fields, usually in a single pass. Known as a “roller/crimper,” the technology can help reduce and sometimes eliminate the need for herbicides....More
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
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
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.
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.
The images and realization of just how bad historic flooding has hit some South Carolina farms are coming to light. South Carolina famers’ yields were already in trouble due to prolonged drought this summer. Now the flooding takes hope away for any harvest at all.
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