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Agri View: Weather Costly to Producers

  Everett Griner talks about the impact weather has had on our food producers in today’s Agri View.   You know it takes good weather to produce a good crop. The past 12 months have been one of the most disastrous years in decades for farmers all across the country. The very southern portion, from the Carolinas to Texas have …

Agri View: Hemp, an Unlikely Crop

  Everett Griner talks about how the demand for hemp goes unheard in today’s Agri View.   Hemp is the crop that was once commonly grown in some states. Widely used in making such things as rope and twine. It was declared illegal to grow when marijuana became too common. Hemp is a genetic member of the same family of …

Agri View: Hard Winter for Farmers

  Everett Griner talks about how the hard winter affected farmers and their crops in today’s Agri View.     This past winter was the mildest winter this country has had in 100 years. The section where I live had a total of four nights with temperatures in the freezing zone. The last night was March 16th. You know it …

avalon pecan scab

Agri View: Avalon and Scab Resistance

Everett Griner talks about the new Avalon pecan being more resistant to scab in today’s Agri View.   Well we are learning more about that new pecan variety that has a lot of commercial growers showing interest now. It is identified as the Avalon. The difference is something you don’t see. It is a large quality nut. The big difference …

Man hand open poppy head in field. Check of poppy quality. Field with brown ripened Papaver somniferum, the type of poppy from which opium and many refined opiates are extracted.

Agri View: Opium, For the Birds

  Everett Griner talks about opium growers having problems with birds in today’s Agri View.     Opium is a legitimate crop grown in India. In fact it is one the major crops. Legal because it is grown for the medical profession. It is closely monitored and carefully inventoried. It is used in a large volume for creating other drugs …

corn

Agri View: Corn, the Oldest Crop

  Everett Griner talks about corn. The most researched and oldest cultivated crops in the world in today’s Agri View.   Corn is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world. Maybe the oldest. Records go back 9,000 years. It is also grown in more places than any other crop. But here is a surprise. More research has been …