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Sorghum Checkoff Releases Videos on Sugarcane Aphid Management

Sorgum Checkoff

LUBBOCK, Texas – The United Sorghum Checkoff Program recently released eight videos on sugarcane aphid management for 2017. The video series provides growers with information received from the Sorghum – Sugarcane Aphid Research Exchange Meeting held in January of this

Photo: Tractor brigade on Pennsylvania Ave

Tractor brigade during the inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Ave in front of the National Archives. Photo Credit: Max Armstrong and Mark Oppold  

Charlotte company expands recall of pimento spread to include additional products

B&H Foods of Charlotte has expanded its recall of Ruth’s pimento spreads to include more products that were packed at the Chester, SC plant. The products were distributed at retail supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky


John Ashcraft of Union Co. won the annual North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest with an entry of 87.8 bushels per acre. Ashcraft received the award for the highest yield from Dr. Richard Reich, assistant commissioner of the North Carolina Department


John Fleming of Scotland Neck, N.C. was elected president of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association at the 50th annual meeting in Durham, N.C. on Jan. 13, 2017. Jeff Tyson of Nashville, N.C. was elected vice president. Association members also

Training: Auxin Herbicides – Best Management Practices

Attention Herbicide Applicators: For New Formulations of 2,4-D and Dicamba NCDA&CS will submit 24(c) labeling for all products containing 2,4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops (cotton & soybeans). The 24(c) label

Will Trump make America great again?

Story by Gary Baise Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture Commissioner, recently wrote an op-ed which few newspapers reprinted. I would like to share his insightful column with you as we start 2017. (I edited his column to fit this space.) “Critics

Swine Inventory Reaches A Record High

According to USDA’s Hogs and Pigs Report, the total swine inventory on December 1 was 71.5 million head. That is a four percent increase from last year and a record high. The breeding herd inventory was just over 6 million

Lack of La Nina means big crops out of Argentina and Brazil

There could be agricultural implications if current forecasts for La Nina turn out to be true. Gary Crawford reports: “After that strong El Nino, the warming of the water of parts of the Pacific Ocean, forecasters were expecting a strong

Portrait of Tom Vilsack unveiled at the USDA

The portrait of Tom Vilsack that will hang at USDA glimpses his career and his tenure as Secretary of Agriculture. Rod Bain has the story.