When it comes to hay and forage tools, Kubota has a lineup that is becoming very popular. Dave Palmer, senior product manager of Kubota hay and forage products, talks about that lineup and how it all started.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a month ago that producers on farms with base acres under the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices to sign contracts and enroll for the 2017 crop year. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini hopes producers will sign up for the 2017 program.
The 2016 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course, at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, will be held December 12-13. But registrations for the event need to be made by December 2.
Topics covered include irrigation, planting technology and density, herbicides, fertilizer, and more. Various farmers panels are also scheduled and continuing education units (CEUs) are available. To register click here.
A new report indicates that edible nuts are gaining popularity as a healthy alternative to comfort foods, and according to a story from Tyron Spearman, manufacturers are aware of the favorable consumer perception towards various edible nuts.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will see his time end in that position come January, but he recently looked back on his eight years in the office. A conversation with President Barack Obama made him think about whether or not he was leaving the office in better condition than when he took the job eight years ago. Vilsack says after thinking about the topic for some time, he feels it is in better shape.
For many livestock producers in Georgia, there aren’t any forages this year due to the drought which has a grip on most of the state. And Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the University of Georgia, knows the situation is not going to get better any time soon.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Treasury proposed a change to the regulations that determine how estate taxes are calculated. Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, explains how this change could affect family farms and small businesses across rural America.
A Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) researcher provided an update on grower trials of bactericides for HLB to the CRDF’s Commercial Product Delivery Committee on December 5. CRDF Chief Operations Officer Harold Browning summarizes the report. “Most of the metrics that we’re most interested in are coming up as we go into harvest,” Browning […]
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association (PRVCGA) Executive Director LeAnna Himrod announced she has accepted a new position as communications manager at the Florida Department of Citrus. Responsibilities in her new role will include industry relations, the gift fruit program, managing sponsorship programs and providing project assistance to the global marketing team. Her last day […]