Agri View: Farmer’s Almanac

  Everett Griner talks about the Farmer’s Almanac, the most continuously read and used magazine in the United States in today’s Agri View.     The first edition was published in 1792 — the Old Farmer’s Almanac I mean. This year’s publication is the 225th with no interruption. Not one of the biggest selling publications, but its readers are one …

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Agri View: Spring Crop Damage

  Everett Griner talks about spring brings more bad weather, and damage, to the fruit crops in today’s Agri View.   Spring is always a welcomed time of year for everybody. But the final days of winter were another costly period for farmers. Especially in the southeast. One of the coldest nights came on March 16th. Just a few days …

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Agri View: Seafood or Fish Consumption

Everett Griner talks about consumption of seafood increasing in today’s Agri View.     Are you eating enough fish? A recent study shows that Americans are eating more fish than ever. Now that doesn’t mean that there is a lot of seafood on the table two or three times a week. In fact the figures are a big surprise. On …

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Agri View: Worldwide Food Costs

Everett Griner talks about food costs still rising worldwide in today’s Agri View.     It is generally about the middle of the year when our government’s annual Food Cost Report comes out. Food prices always go up. For many years were accustomed to increases of one and one-half to two percent annually. More recently it has been three and …

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Agri View: Costly Brush Fire Disasters

Everett Griner talks about brush fires costly to farmers this year in today’s Agri View.     Back in late February I did the best update I could on agriculture losses in that series of tornadoes that struck all the way from Louisiana into Georgia. You know the general news media never gives a report on farm losses in weather …

Agri View: 2018 Farm Bill Debate

Everett Griner talks about the debate beginning on the 2018 Farm Bill in today’s Agri View.     Well Congress is working on the next Farm Bill. It is due next year. That doesn’t mean much though. Because most farm bills are never finished when they are supposed to be. Anyway, there has been little indication as to what will …

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Agri View: Autonomous Tractors

Everett Griner talks about the self-driving tractors that have arrived in today’s Agri View. That self-driving tractor we have been hearing about was actually on display at the last farm progress show. I didn’t see it, but I got a picture of it. It looks more like a giant turtle than it does a tractor. There’s no superstructure above the 80 …

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Agri View: The Avalon Pecan

Everett Griner talks about a new pecan variety going on sale in today’s Agri View. There is a lot of interest in that new pecan variety I mentioned a few days ago. Seedlings will go on sale for the first time this spring. Here is why buyers are anxious. It is a big nut. That makes it easy to hull. …