Monthly Archives: February 2013
Monthly Archives: February 2013

Many farmers in NC say they don

Many North Carolina farmers said they do not have enough workers to pick the crops, in light of a national labor shortage. With immigration reform back in the spotlight, farmers like Doug Carrigan said they welcome an overhaul. "Most Americans …

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Spring nitrogen application is critical for wheat

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reminds growers that properly timed nitrogen applications are essential to the growth and development of wheat. Now is a good time to assess the nutrient needs to optimize yields. An estimated 960,000 …

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Market Summary: Few Livestock Sold in Smithfield

South Carolina Sees Small Improvements in Weekly Drought Monitor

In the latest drought monitor released by USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service, the state saw little change from the previous week with 5% of the state remaining drought free in the counties of Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, and a small portion …

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Tax Changes for Farmers

Many changes occurred with income taxes with the passage of the so-called fiscal cliff legislation on January 2nd. Sarah Windham, Sr. Tax Manager with Dixon, Hughes & Goodman with offices in North & South Carolina explains some of the provisions …

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DuPont Pioneer Offering Soybean Seed Selections for the Southeast

DuPont Pioneer is making available this year a new series of soybean seeds especially with southeastern soils and growing conditions in mind. Aaron Alexander, Field Agronomist with DuPont Pioneer covering North Carolina and Virginia explains: “We are launching the T …

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Fertilizer Crisis Looming? UN Report Claims It Is

A new report issued by the United Nations claims the world is facing a fertilizer crisis. According to the report – Our Nutrient World – some areas of the world have too much fertilizer and others don’t have enough. Though …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Borrowing from Retirement

A report recently released found Americans have increasingly used funds from their retirement investments for daily expenses – and this is before they have retired. How are they doing it, and is it a good idea? N.C. State University economist …

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DuPont Pioneer Introducing Soybean Seed Specifically for Southeastern Growers

SFN Special Series: Alternative Crops

 A new wave of alternative crops for the Carolinas   Southern Farm Network looked at a new wave of alternative crops that are finding their way into local crop rotation programs. While traditional commodity crops, like cotton, corn and soybeans, still …

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