Daily Ag Summary

Rain Events Keep Heat Stress at Bay from South Carolina Crops

  In the latest Crop Progress Report for growing conditions in South Carolina for the week ended July 23rd, there were 5.8 days suitable for field work, compared to 5.9 the previous week.  Mark Nettles with Orangeburg County reported that

FFA & AFBF Collaboration Formalizes Commitment to Ag Education

  A memorandum of understanding between the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National FFA Organization offers a shared commitment to grow leaders in agriculture. Mark Poeschl, Chief Executive Officer for the National FFA Organization, says the collaboration between AFBF

Feedback in Crafting New Emerging Animal Disease Plan

  Three years of stakeholder feedback went into the development of a new, emerging animal disease preparation and response plan.  Lee Ann Thomas of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: “Veterinary Services are developing an Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness

Pressure Increases to Help U.S. Cotton Farmers

  A bipartisan group of 135 Senators and Representatives wrote letters to the Trump administration asking for help for the nation’s cotton farmers. The group wants the administration, through USDA, to operate the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program, effective for

House Budget Wants $10 Billion Cuts to Ag Spending

  The House GOP released its budget this week, calling for $10 billion in spending cuts to agricultural programs through the next ten years. However, the plan doesn’t necessarily say how to go about getting to that number. It does

Some South Carolina Counties Reporting Completed Peach Harvest

  In the latest Crop Progress report for South Carolina growing conditions through Sunday, July 16th, there were just under six days suitable for field work, compared to six the previous week.  Kyle Daniel with Georgetown County reported that some

SBA Disaster Loan Deadline Approaching for May Storms

SBA Disaster Loan Deadline Approaching for May Storms The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in North Carolina of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the

Certified Horse Training Being Offered

  South Carolina horse owners and trainers can now be certified in the training, knowledge and routine care of their animals through a new program offered by Clemson Cooperative Extension. The Master Equine Manager Certification course will be July 27-28 at

Small Area of Abnormally Dry Conditions Stubbornly Hanging On

  That one-tenth of one percent of abnormally dry conditions continues to stubbornly hang on in South Carolina.  The state has been all but drought free for almost three months now, but in Aiken County, along the Georgia border, a

Dicamba Being Blamed for Calcium Deficiency in Tobacco

  There have been some questions regarding potential Dicamba drift, especially in tobacco.  Tyler Whaley with Wayne County Extension has fielded many of these calls, and says up to this point it’s been calcium deficiency.  Whaley says there are several