Daily Ag Summary

SCDA Sets Pesticide Collection Location

  The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is partnering with York County to offer South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides on Saturday, March 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The event

Farm Bill Negotiators Facing Tight Budget

  Farm bill negotiators are facing the task of addressing farmers and ranchers needs with a tight budget. The Senate Agriculture Committee held a farm bill field hearing at Kansas State University Thursday. Kansas Senator committee chairman Pat Roberts said

Dry Conditions Increase Slightly in North Carolina

  In the latest drought monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center on Thursday for conditions through Tuesday morning, North Carolina’s abnormally dry conditions have increased slightly from just over 70% last week to 71.36 this week.  The area of

Pork Industry Forum Coming Up

  The National Pork Industry Forum is coming up March 1-3 in Atlanta. National Pork Board President Jan Archer, pork producer from Goldsboro, North Carolina expects the new FDA antibiotic guidance rules that went into place on January first will

NC Corn Growers Referendum Today

  Today is the day to participate in the Corn Growers of North Carolina referendum, to continue the assessment of each bushel of corn marketed in the state.  Funds go to research, marketing and promotion of corn in the state. 

Currituck County-No More Solar Farms

  Currituck County officials are considering a ban on solar farms, citing the loss of agricultural land, jobs and wildlife habitat as among the reasons. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports (http://bit.ly/2lr5aYD) county commissioners will hold a public hearing

Planting Intentions Survey Coming Up

  The March Agricultural Survey conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey approximately 84,000 nationwide, to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. The survey is asking producers to provide information about the types of crops

Abnormally Dry Conditions Expand in North Carolina

  Abnormally dry conditions re-appeared in a big way this week as reported in the Drought Monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center for conditions through Tuesday morning.  Just over 70% of the state is now reporting abnormally dry conditions,

Warm Weather Predicted for Remainder of February

  USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, says the east should continue to have very warm weather for the remainder of the month: “No doubt about spring coming early across the eastern half of the country, as we expect very mild conditions

Eastern NC Ag Water Management Workshop Scheduled

  Don’t miss the 2017 Eastern NC Agricultural Water Management Workshop on Friday, February 24th at the Vernon James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth. The event gets underway at 9:00 am, with talks on Design Criteria for Drainage, Controlled