Monthly Archives: September 2012

South Carolina State Fair Days Away

September is in the books, and October on the calendar means it’s fair time in the Carolinas. South Carolina’s State Fair opens at 3:00 pm on October 10th in Columbia explains Nancy Smith Assistant Manager of the SC State fair:

Former Ag Secretary John Block –

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Market Summary: Grains & Oilseeds Continue to Decline

Edisto REC Hosting Cotton & Soybean Field Day

Edisto research & education center has been a busy place lately, and will be once again next Thursday at the second crop field day of the fall. Clemson Extension soybean specialist David Gunter explains that the events gets started mid-afternoon:

Several Avenues of Control Explored at Edisto

Earlier this month, Edisto Research & Education Center near Blackville, South Carolina hosted the best and brightest from the southeast in kudzu bug research. Dr. Jeremy Greene, entomologist at Edisto hosted the event: “We had a great field day and

Producers World-wide Anticipated to Respond to US Drought

The 2012 drought has had a significant effect on U.S. agriculture and global agriculture – according to USDA Economist Paul Westcott. Production estimates have been reduced for this year and prices have increased this summer from the drought. Assuming the

USDA, CDC Begin Efforts to Prevent Flu Strains at Fairs

USDA and the Centers for Disease Control is working with Ohio State University Extension on strategies for county fairs to minimize the spread of H1N1 and H3N2 flu strains next year. This year – more than 300 cases of the

Farmers Press Congress for Immigration Reform

During a call organized by the National Immigration Forum last week – farmers from the states of Washington, New York, Arizona and North Carolina said congressional inaction on immigration, federal enforcement of current laws and stricter state laws are leaving

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Collision Course

Market Summary: Stronger Dollar Continues to Drive Cotton Futures Downward