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NC Weather Extremes : An ongoing look at how weather has shaped this state

This is an ongoing series by the State Climate Office of North Carolina. North Carolina has a complex climate due to its three distinct regions: the mountains, the piedmont, and the coastal plain. Climate affects many aspects of our daily

Weekly Cotton Market Update

Recent Price Movement After testing the 60 cent level, cotton prices have enjoyed a little strength in the most recent trading and were able to climb back above the 62 mark. In recent months, the 62 cent level had served

Statement from Commissioner Hugh Weathers about Rain Damage

Over the past few days here in South Carolina, I’ve watched, worried and prayed for friends and families who have been terribly impacted by this natural disaster that has distressed our great state.  As we pick up the pieces, our

Clemson event to offer farmers tips on dealing with flood

Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center invites farmers to an event Thursday for information on managing flooded crops and mitigating the effects of flooding on hay and cattle production. Representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Farm Service

N.C. Forest Service offers advice to landowners interested in treating ash trees for emerald ash borers

– In two years, the emerald ash borer has become a notorious pest in North Carolina. From its first appearance in the state in 2013, it has already left a trail of dead ash trees in its wake, and it

Small Grains Field Day Report

See the attached Small Grains Field Day Report.  It covers all the plot work performed across the state this past year, including ours at Griffin Farms here in Washington. Courtesy: Rod Gurganus Beaufort County Extension Director North Carolina State University

Clemson posts flood disaster resources online

As the floodwaters recede, recovery requires information. Clemson University Extension has posted straightforward instructions for coping with flood damage on its website. The site includes links with instructions for what to do when re-entering a flooded home, food and water safety

Officials seek help in livestock, poultry damage assessment

Agriculture damage assessment from the historic flooding has begun, and officials are asking farmers for help in reporting damage involving South Carolina livestock and poultry. Clemson Livestock Poultry Health (LPH), a state regulatory agency that protects animal health and investigates

Tobacco Quality Contest at the State Fair

Online entry location:    http://www.ncstatefair.org/2015/Competitions/Entering/HeritageTobaccoHarvestCompetition.html

2015 Beaufort Hyde Washington and Tyrrell County Corn Hybrid Trials

On behalf of Anna-Beth Stewart (Washington County Extension Agent) and Andrea Gibbs (Hyde County Extension Agent), follow the link below (or see the attached version) for the results of our corn hybrid trials.  Thanks to all the farmers who hosted