5/27/2013 3:01:00 PM
America's increasing energy abundance may spur return of manufacturing to the U.S.
5/25/2013 9:14:00 AM
Louisiana’s 2013 rice crop is late in growth and development. Cool weather is being blamed.
5/25/2013 8:22:00 AM
Akiochi disease of rice, also known as ‘hydrogen sulfide toxicity’, causes black crown and root rot in rice.
5/24/2013 5:37:00 PM
Peanut butter processing resumes, retail outlets to get shipments soon
Reopening of peanut plant in New Mexico draws applause from workers and growers, some of who questioned the plants closing
5/24/2013 5:05:00 PM
Becoming a Master Farmer may sound like a daunting task, but it's not. Any farmer can sign up and each step is voluntary.
5/24/2013 4:40:00 PM
Another ag economist takes a jab at ag subsidies
5/24/2013 4:19:00 PM
Corn and soybean growers have until June 3 to decide whether they will participate in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) plan or continue with the regular Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program. Both programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, are intended to help protect farm revenues.
5/24/2013 1:51:00 PM
What are the underlying motivations of those opposed to crop insurance?
5/24/2013 1:45:00 PM
Cattle producers should watch their herds for signs of fescue toxicosis this summer.
5/24/2013 1:43:00 PM
Senate farm bill debate continues
Wednesday's farm bill debate on the Senate floor ranged over a number of issues including the tie-in of crop insurance and conservation, GMO labeling and the sugar program.
5/24/2013 12:59:33 PM
Farmers across the Corn Belt have been spending a lot of time in the tractor cab, making huge planting progress with corn, and knocking out soybean acres by the day. What do you do while in the cab? Strictly monitor the equipment and screens? Do you take advantage of social media? Read news and information on your smartphone or tablet? Or maybe you strictly focus on the land ahead because there's no auto-steer? Take the poll and let us know what occupies your cab time.
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5/24/2013 12:34:00 PM
Includes farm fuel spill exemption
An aging waterways infrastructure desperately needs refurbishing and modernizing. The Senate has taken steps to deal with that need by passing the Water Resources Development Act.
5/24/2013 11:32:00 AM
The 2013 farm bill continues it slow walk through Congress as action in both the House and Senate expected in June.
5/24/2013 11:27:00 AM
NCC remains commited to technology transfer
Attendees of the 2014 National Cotton Council-coordinated Beltwide Cotton Conferences will find that some things have changed while others remain familiar.
5/24/2013 10:24:00 AM
Regular field scouting for corn and soybean insects, pests and diseases helps growers improve crop performance each year.
5/24/2013 8:51:00 AM
Risk management tools essential
As the old saying goes, when it rains it pours. No one knows that better right now than farmers.
5/24/2013 8:09:00 AM
Specialists with the University of Kentucky use a moth trapping system to offer producers an early warning about insect outbreaks.
5/24/2013 7:47:00 AM
Palmer amaranth has come late to the party compared to last year, but is making up for it by taking off in a lot of fields.
5/24/2013 7:26:00 AM
The National Cotton Council has set dates and locations for the 2013 Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program.
5/24/2013 6:54:00 AM
We are almost certainly going to have some problems with kudzu bug (KB) in soybean fields this summer.
5/23/2013 10:50:00 PM
Maybe we should look at the big picture: better products, made at home, by our neighbors who buy other products and pay their fair taxes to support schools, build roads and maintain our fire departments.
5/23/2013 2:42:00 PM
Dow AgroSciences has announced it has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of its in-plant, three-gene insect protection trait in cotton.
5/23/2013 2:05:00 PM
What are Arkansas farmers experiencing in the wake of large rains earlier this week?
5/23/2013 1:50:00 PM
Removing predators such as coyotes can benefit fawn recruitment in the short term, but predators may improve herd dynamics in some situations.
5/23/2013 1:43:00 PM
Peanut Proud and the Georgia Peanut Commission are mobilizing a joint effort to help families in Oklahoma who have suffered from the devastating tornadoes.
5/23/2013 12:53:00 PM
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus has been a chronic threat to tomato production in south Georgia for more than a decade.
5/23/2013 11:35:00 AM
Avoid sudden movement when you see or hear a snake.
5/23/2013 9:17:00 AM
Kentucky strawberry growers are dealing with two plant viruses that threaten to reduce yield this year.
5/23/2013 8:49:00 AM
After years of bureaucratic delays and false starts, USDA appears poised to begin inspecting imports of foreign-raised catfish and catfish substitutes. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., discussed the situation at the Delta Council annual meeting.
5/23/2013 8:26:00 AM
Southeast growers should be on the lookout for kudzu bugs this spring, especially on early-planted soybeans, which are more susceptible to this pest.