BASF Financing Program

Dan Economy, Seeds

As the agriculture community grapples with uncertainty ahead of the 2023 growing season, BASF is extending what some would call a lifeline in the midst of an unsettled economy. For the second year in a row, BASF is offering direct access to a zero percent financing program to partner with established and new growers as they explore simple purchasing options. Scott Kay …

Syngenta Opens $15 Million Global Vegetable Seeds Quality Control Lab

Dan Industry, Seeds

It’s the culmination of ten years of plans and $15 million in investments, as Syngenta’s new Global Vegetable Seeds Quality Control Lab debuted this month in Nampa, Idaho. The lab is an expansion of the $30 million Trait Conversion Accelerator that opened at the site in 2019. The new quality lab conducts seed health and quality testing for vegetable seeds …


Report: Organic Grower Challenges and Seed Needs Loom Large

Dan Organic, Seeds

The organic industry’s State of Organic Seeds report shows no meaningful improvement in organic producers using more organic seed compared to five years ago. The report, announced this week along with the National Organic Research Agenda, concludes the lack of progress puts at risk the viability of the organic seed industry and the integrity of the organic label. Released by …

Center Providing Plant Management Solutions for the Southeast Region

Dan Conservation, Education, Environment, Field Crops, Pecans, Seeds, soil fertility, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables

The center providing plant management solutions for the Southeast region.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center is one of a national network of 25 centers dedicated to providing vegetative solutions, and developing and transferring plant science technology to solve conservation issues. Located in Americus, Georgia, it’s one of four centers serving the Southeast …

plant materials center

Plant Materials Center Provides Diverse Climate Plant Solutions

Dan Citrus, Climate Change, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Environment, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pest/Pest Control, Pollinators, Pollinators, Research, Research, Seeds, Soil, soil fertility, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, This Land of Ours, Tree Nuts, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Wheat

The center providing plant solutions in a diverse climate. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  The Lockeford Plant Materials Center is a 106-acre facility located in the Central Valley of California.  It’s about an hour southeast of the state’s capitol, Sacramento, and is the only plant materials in the state. The center provides plant solutions for the diverse …

A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer

A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Beef, Beef, Cannabis, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC), Grapefruit, Hemp, Herbs, Industry, Labor and Immigration, Lemons, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Orange Juice, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Vegetables, Wheat

As we celebrate Christmas this year, Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman brings back an old favorite, “A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer” written by S. Omar Barker. A COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PRAYERby S. Omar Barker (1895-1985) I ain’t much good at prayin’,and You may not know me, Lord —For I ain’t much seen in churches,where they preach Thy Holy Word.But you may have observed …

West Coast ports

Port Problems Plague Producers

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Equine, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Livestock, Marketing, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Vegetables, Wheat

The ongoing supply-chain crisis is a big headache to businesses and consumers alike, with no end in sight for the immediate future. Perishable products are particularly at risk, as even a week or two delay can affect product quality. The port delays that caused the supply-chain crisis began on the West Coast with labor shortages due to the pandemic. These …