Monthly Archives: April 2013

Kudzu Bugs Wake Up, Cover Houses, Pester Homeowners

Kudzu bugs have awakened from their winter slumber and can be found alighting on just about anything white or light-colored, from small cars to large trucks and homes to commercial buildings. University of Georgia experts say controlling this new pest

Senate, House pursue sharply different paths to immigration reform

Two key House Republicans plan to push ahead on immigration reform by focusing on a few specific bills, keeping the issue before the chamber widely expected to have the hardest time with immigration reform legislation even as the Senate's sweeping,

Market Summary: NC Cash Soybeans Trend Higher

Market Recap: Hog Futures Continue to Climb on Improved Pork Demand

U.S. lean-hog futures extended their rally Friday into a fourth straight session, bolstered by signs of improved pork demand. Thinly traded May hog futures rose 37 at 89.35 the highest closing price for the spot contract since Aug. 14. Other

RTK-GPS Helps Get the Most Productivity out of Any Field

Technological advances have taken the production agriculture world by storm, much as they have with other aspects of our lives. Alan Meijer, Extension Associate working with tillage and soils management with the soil science department based at the Vernon James

Emerging Corn Looks Poor, But Weather is Everything

Corn planting in the Carolinas has really been sluggish this year what with the cool, wet March, and not much better conditions for much of April. NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger: “We did get off to a

North Carolina

In the latest drought monitor released by USDA, North Carolina’s dry conditions remain steady. The area of the state affected by abnormally dry conditions increased by 5/100th of a point, just shy of 54%. The area of the state experiencing

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Fastest Growing Jobs

Everyone wants to know where the new jobs will be in the future. Every couple of years, economists with the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics try to answer that question with new forecasts of job growth. N.C. State University economist

The 2013 VGPA Scholarship Recipient is from the Eastern Shore

Jeffrey "Logan" Holland, a senior at Broadwater Academy in Exmore, VA is the recipient of the Virginia Grain Producers Association Scholarship for 2013. This $1,000 annual scholarship is funded through generous donations from members of the Virginia Grain Producers Association,

Special Series: What’s In Store for the 2013 Crop Season?

Over the coming weeks, Southern Farm Network will explore some different factors most likely to influence the 2013 crop season in North and South Carolina. Hear from industry experts as well as local farmers and producers on four key topics: