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2013 Extended Pesticide Recovery Drop-off Begins Next Week

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture announced that the 2013 Pesticide Recovery Collection Dates have been extended. The additional dates are August 20th at Conway Feed and Grain in Conway, August 21st at Ag Supply on Camden Road in Dalzell and August 22nd at Price’s Country Store on Peach Festival Road in Gilbert. Hours at all locations are 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  

Future Looking Up for Hog Producers

In June hog producers had their first profitable month since July of 2012 according to Iowa State University’s profitability index – turning a profit of $10.92 per hog. Many expect a brighter year and more profit due to a change on the cost side of the business. Despite a slightly smaller corn harvest number than traders expected in USDA’s latest Crop Production report – the department still forecasts a record crop. Purdue University Livestock Economist Chris Hurt says hog producers can see the Promised Land in corn prices that are going to come down sharply in the next 30 to 60 days.

Upcoming Weather Predictions

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey has the extended for covering August 20 through 26.

“Any residual air from the Midwestern cool outbreak will settle across the south east. In terms of rainfall patterns from August 20-26, we are expecting near to below normal rainfall across the majority of the country. But wet conditions are expected on the Atlantic Seaboard stretching through the south east.” is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.