Daily Ag Summary

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

Clemson Extension Recognizes Agents

  The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service recognized 16 agents from across South Carolina for their dedication to helping farmers stricken by the historic flood of 2015. These agents, many of whom faced their own personal strife during the flood,

Environmentalist Take Aim at Proposed Head of EPA

  Environmentalists charge President Trump’s pick for EPA Chief may shut down the agency’s office responsible for enforcing rules like ‘Waters of the US.’   But an American Farm Bureau official counters, the Sierra Club is just trying to “stir the

No Change in NC’s Drought Conditions

  In the latest drought monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center, North Carolina’s drought conditions stayed static across the board.  27.24% of the state is in abnormally dry conditions, 12.43% of the state is in moderate drought, 2.91% of

Is Winter On Its Way Out?

  Is winter on its way out? USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the forecast. “It does look like winter across much of the country isn’t going to be occurring during this time period.  Above normal temperatures expected, virtually nation-wide, along

Support for Water Research Among Clemson Funding Requests

  Clemson University administrators told a state House Ways and Means subcommittee that they want to expand the university’s water research capabilities so state agencies and municipalities have the information they need to make sound water-policy decisions. George Askew, vice

SCDA Offers Training for Farmers Market Nutrition Program

  The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will host Farmers Market Nutrition Program Training at four locations around the state. The FMNP allows farmers to accept SC FMNP checks and WIC Cash Value Vouchers. The training will include   rules

Building Consumer Demand for Pork

  While there are large supplies of pork on the market, domestic demand remains positive. The Pork Checkoff is working diligently to promote pork in retail, in food service and online. National Pork Board President, and Goldsboro, NC pig farmer,