Research on Pests and Beneficial Species Funding from USDA

Dan Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced 21 grants totaling $7.6 million for research to help manage pests and beneficial species that affect agricultural crops. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “There continues to be a critical need to …

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Agri View: Costly Brush Fire Disasters

Dan Agri View, Forestry

Everett Griner talks about brush fires costly to farmers this year in today’s Agri View.     Back in late February I did the best update I could on agriculture losses in that series of tornadoes that struck all the way from Louisiana into Georgia. You know the general news media never gives a report on farm losses in weather …

Southern Region Annual Crop Production

Dan Alabama, Crop Forecasts, Florida, Georgia

Key findings for the Southern Region from the Crop Production 2016 Summary Alabama: Corn for grain production for 2016 totaled 37.8 million bushels, up 5 percent from 2015. Cotton planted area is up 10 percent from last year and production is estimated at 705,000 bales, a 27 percent increase. If realized, this will be a record high yield of 987 …