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Best Organic Weed Control Methods

Dan Organic, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Weeds are something we constantly battle in our gardens and farms. Cathy Isom has a few suggestions for the best organic weed methods. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Weeds tend to be some of nature’s most annoying pests.  When weeds encroach on your precious growing space consider organic weed methods.  Organic methods are categorized as such because …

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Justice Department Asks for Stay in Sugar Decision

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Sugar

(NAFB) — Late last week, the U.S. Justice Department filed a motion requesting a 90-day stay in the Court of International Trade’s ruling that an amended Mexico-U.S. trade agreement wasn’t valid. The Hagstrom Report says an agreement on Mexican sugar imports to the U.S. was amended in 2017. However, the court said that the amended agreement wasn’t valid because the …

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Georgia Growers Learn about Produce Safety Rule

Dan Field Crops, Georgia, Vegetables

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has been working hard to get information out to produce growers about the Produce Safety Rule. Farm Safety Education and Outreach Associate, Elizabeth Stalvey, says that included spending time at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie last month. Growers with more questions about inspections, on farm readiness reviews and trainings can log on to …

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Northey on Domestic Hemp Production Program

Dan Hemp

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, which creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey has more details about the new program. An interim final rule formalizing the program has been published in the Federal Register, and …

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Research Probe Ways to Increase Yields of Grain Crops

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops, Wheat

(USDA/ARS) — Scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are working on field trials and genetic studies that could one day double the yields of sorghum, which is one of the world’s most important sources of food, animal feed and biofuel.  The efforts follow recent discoveries by ARS scientist Zhanguo Xin, who is based in …

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AFVGA Conference Coming in Two Weeks

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) will hold their Annual Conference and Trade Show November 21-22 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama. During the opening day luncheon, the topic of Challenges and Opportunities in the future of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry will be discussed by Dr. Phil Brannon, Professor of Plant Pathology with …