Hurricane Season Begins

Federal Program Protects Public Safety While forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season this year, workers are finishing repairs from Hurricane Matthew. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS) has provided $1,487,887 for Putnam, Volusia, and Seminole counties to remove debris in canals, ditches, and streams to prevent flooding homes, businesses, roads, and utilities.  Another $769,523 will fund stabilizing streambanks in …

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Controlling Leaf Spot and Stem Rot in Peanuts

Many areas of the peanut belt across the Southeast has seen rainfall the past few days, and as Tyron Spearman reports, it’s a time many need to be looking at the control for both leaf spot and stem rot.     Image Credit: Valdosta State University, Dr. Emily G. Cantonwine, Department of Biology


Drought Relief Underway In Parts of the Southeast

As the Northern Plains grows drier, the concerns about conditions for crops, pastures, and topsoil moisture in that region also increase. But according to a story from Rod Bain, the long dry stretch for parts of Florida and Georgia is coming to an end thanks to recent precipitation, including significant rains this week.


Preparing for Predicted Active Hurricane Season

By Jaci Schreckengost Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting a 45 percent chance of having a more active than normal hurricane season for 2017, which means more people, land and animals will be affected. NOAA forecasters also predict a 70 percent chance of 11 to 17 storms that will be named during the 2017 season, …


U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord Shirks Science, Neglects Devastating Impacts to Food System, Family Farms, and Future Generations

President Donald Trump announced today that the U.S. will withdraw from the historic Paris Agreement, an accord among 192 nations to combat the potentially devastating impacts of climate change. Echoing concerns raised in a recent letter to President Trump, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the President’s decision rejects science and U.S. leadership in an effort that requires …

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Agri View: Big Difference in Climate Change

  Everett Griner talks about how some people look at climate change differently in today’s Agri View.   Here is an interesting feature that I have knowledge about. It is about climate change and the reason some people see it differently. Including farmers. You see, there is a difference between climate and weather. The feature I just read points out …


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 …