USDA Offers New Insurance Pilot Program for Nursery Crops in 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 20, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced a new crop insurance pilot program, Nursery Value Select (NVS), for crop year 2021. NVS is another crop insurance option for nursery crop producers, including those growing hemp, in addition to the Nursery crop insurance program. NVS is available in select counties …

Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability and Responsible Climate Policy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2020) – The 21 farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consider climate policies. The coalition will share with elected officials, media …

UPL Providing Products for Southeast Growers

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UPL North American is a global agriculture company specializing in innovative crop protection and life science brands. With more than 200 active ingredients, they have a well-integrated biological and chemical portfolio, providing complete solutions to growers, from seed to harvest. UPL Tech Service Representative for the Southeast, Richard Royal, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they have become one of the …


Peanuts and Presidents

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Here in the United States we celebrated Presidents Day on Monday. Today, Tyron Spearman has a story about two past Presidents who were involved in the peanut industry.

Southeast U.S. Hay Harvest Survey

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Extension forage specialists and agents across the Southeast region (a 13-state area) would like your help in gathering information on hay harvest methods and time required for harvesting hay. The purpose of this survey is to help develop more effective forage educational programs across the region. Click Here for the survey, which is mostly simple multiple-choice answers. You can also …


January Ag Equipment Sales Mixed

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The first month of 2020 saw mixed results in the total number of U.S. tractor and self-propelled combine sales. Total farm tractor sales grew compared to January of last year, while combines fell by 25%. That’s according to data out this week from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Total U.S. farm tractor sales increased 4.7% in January compared to last …


USDA Invites Input on Regional Conservation Partnership Program Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 12, 2020 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which helps partners develop and implement unique conservation solutions that engage farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – takes effect on publication and includes changes to …

Producers Learn About a New Product from Corteva

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At last week’s Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Corteva Agriscience was set up in the huge trade show talking with producers about a new product they just submitted to the EPA. Scott Flynn, a field scientist for Corteva, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman it’s called ProClova. Flynn said they anticipate having ProClova on the market for the 2021 season. …

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Congressman Yoho Introducing Ag Worker Bill

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Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, is finalizing a bill that directly addresses the agriculture labor shortage for seasonal and year-round producers. While a bill has been introduced by Democrats that attempts to solve our overall immigration system, Yoho told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman his proposal focuses solely on ag labor. According to Yoho, the …


Corteva Talks to Producers about Duracor

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During the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, Corteva Agriscience is talking to producers about a herbicide that will be available for the first time this year. Jacee May Allred, Range & Pasture Specialist for Corteva, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman it is new chemistry. Learn more about new DuraCor herbicide and how it can …