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Recent Rains – 2016 ELAP

Attention Livestock Producers:   There may be assistance that we may be able to provide our Livestock producers under ELAP. There are provisions to compensate for damaged feeds, hay, grazing due to flooding and standing water, and contamination of grazing

NCDA&CS offers hotline for farmers affected by storm

— The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is activating a toll-free hotline for farmers in the event of agricultural damage caused by this weekend’s extensive rainfall. Farmers can call 1-866-645-9403 to connect with resources to help with recovery

Sprouting Grain Sorghum

See the attached document from Ron Heiniger describing what to do with sprouting grain sorghum. Courtesy: Ron Heiniger Professor and Extension Specialist, Corn/Soybeans/Small Grains Crop Science

EPA Updates Standards to Increase Safety and Protect the Health of America’s Farmworkers

Revised standards give farmworkers health protections under the law similar to those already afforded to workers in other industries   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today increased protections for the nation’s two million agricultural workers and their families.

Weekly Cotton Market Update

Recent Price Movement Cotton prices have shifted lower in recent trading. After dropping through support near 62 cents/lb, recent values have fallen to near the 60 cent mark. At their current levels, December futures have been setting life of contract

Clemson hires new South Carolina peanut specialist

A plant pathologist with a background in research and educational outreach has joined Clemson University as South Carolina’s new peanut specialist. Daniel Anco, an Illinois native with master’s and doctoral degrees in plant pathology from Ohio State University, will work

Clemson Cooperative Extension Reveals Strategic Plan

In our continuing series on the resurgence of Clemson Cooperative Extension, Dr. Tom Dobbins, Director of Extension, says the most recent round of hiring id nearing completion: “We have a new hire, Dr. Jordan Smith, who will be our Team

Cattle Futures Continue to Slump

U.S. cattle futures extended their weeks-long slump Friday, falling to a fresh 1 1/2-year low on worries about weaker-than-normal demand for pricey steaks and roasts as retailers stock up on fall meat features in the weeks ahead. October cattle futures

Depreciation Expanded into Additional Categories

The House Ways and Means Committee passed legislation (H.R. 2510) that would make 50 percent bonus depreciation permanent and expand it to include fruit- and nut-bearing plants that have a pre-productive period of two years or more. American Farm Bureau

Markets Steady and Moderate

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 561 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were steady to $9.00 lower, feeder steers were lower, and heifers were lower when compared to last week’s sale.  Average