Monthly Archives: January 2013
Monthly Archives: January 2013

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Pay-Off of Bail-Outs

Florence stormwater consortium selling rain barrels at a discount

The Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium, in conjunction with Keep Florence Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, is offering Ivy rain barrels for sale for a limited time. The barrels are discounted to encourage residents to conserve precious water resources and protect water …

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Agritourism Networking Association to meet in Carolina Beach Feb. 21-22

The N.C. Agritourism Networking Association will hold its seventh-annual conference at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach Feb. 21-22. The event will feature workshops, guest speakers and visits to several coastal agritourism farms. “With more than 600 agritourism farms across …

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Peanut Research Meeting Set

Clemson University scientists will present a research update Jan. 31 at the S.C. Peanut Board’s 2013 Peanut Growers Meeting in Santee. Clemson’s Scott Monfort, Jay Chapin and James Thomas will give a research progress report as part of a day-long …

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Market Summary: Light Cattle Sales at Smithfield, NC Auction

Hessian Fly & Rusts in Carolina Wheat Fields

NC State Wheat Specialist Dr. Randy Weize reports that Hessian fly has been a problem in this year’s wheat crop without a heavy freeze in the late fall: “There are fields right now in NC where the wheat has been …

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SC Cotton Meeting this Week

South Carolina’s Annual Cotton Growers’ Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, getting underway with registration at 8:15 am at the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in Orangeburg. Dr. Mike Jones, Clemson Cotton Specialist for South Carolina is scheduled to speak, and …

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North Carolina

North Carolina’s drought conditions continued to improve in the latest drought monitor. The portions of the state experiencing no dry conditions increased from just under 40 percent to over 45 percent, in the Coastal Plain and in the counties bordering …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – The Debate Over Right-to-Work

Cotton Incorporated to Host Price Risk Management Seminars

Cotton Incorporated is set to host a series of basic and intermediate workshops addressing topics such as market-based strategies for how to manage price risk for the 2013 crop season and tactics for integrating crop and revenue insurance. The Cotton …

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