Monthly Archives: November 2012

Former Ag Secretary John Block –

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Farm Incomes May Fall By Only 3.3% in 2012

Despite the worst drought in a generation, net farm incomes are projected to fall only 3.3% this year, according to the USDA's latest farm income forecast. The government projects that net farm income will fall by $4 billion this year

FSA Targets Funds For Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

Women and minority farmers interested in buying and operating family-sized farms may be eligible for loans from the Farm Service Agency, according to J. Calvin Parrish, the Virginia Farm Service Agency State Executive Director. “Each year, the Farm Service Agency

Market Summary: Soy Hangs On While Other Grains Plunge

Winter Wheat Planting a Challenge

Carolina producers hoping to cash in on high winter wheat prices have had a time of getting seed in the ground this fall, according to NC State Extension Small Grain Specialist Dr. Randy Weisz: “Speaking for myself, I normally would

Bayer CropScience Liberty Link System offers Weed Control Solutions for NC Farmer

Rob Fleming, of Fleming Brothers Farms, near Scotland Neck, NC like many producers has been dealing with a resistant weed problem on his farm: “The two main species that we are seeing are pig weed and mares tail. We have

NC Forestry Discouraging Outdoor Burning

The North Carolina Forest Service is urging residents to be safe and avoid burning yard waste and other debris until the state gets some significant rain.   Humidity levels across the state are low, and projected increases in moisture may

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Restructuring Manufacturing

Avoid burning during period of increased fire risk

RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents to be safe and avoid burning yard waste and other debris until the state gets some significant rain. Humidity levels across the state are low, and projected increases in moisture may

USDA Designates Page County in Virginia as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Page County in Virginia as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by drought and excessive heat that began June 29, 2012, and