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Dates & Locations Set for 2013 Waste Pesticide Recovery Program

The dates and locations are set of the 2013 Waste Pesticide Recovery Program in South Carolina. The first of seven dates and locations is May 21st in Chester County at Carolina Eastern Inc. in Chester from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The second will be May 23rd at the Southern State Cooperative in the Edgefield County town of Johnston. For a complete list of times and locations visit our calendar.

Small Grain Field Days Scheduled for May

Seven small grain field days have been scheduled for the month of May in North Carolina. The first, The southern Coastal Plains Field Day gets underway gets at 4:00 pm at The Stone Farm near Rowland, then on May 9th, the Beaufort County Field day will also get underway at 4:00 near Pantego, then on May 10th at noon, the Northeast Ag Expo Field Day is scheduled for White Hat Seed Farm near Hertford. For more information on the first three of seven field days, visit our calendar for a complete schedule, locations and directions.

Cotton Inc. Hosting Conference in Raleigh

Cotton Inc. on June 17th through the 19th will be hosting a Cotton Competitiveness Conference at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. This conference is in conjunction with the Universal Cotton Standards Conference, also at the Marriott Crabtree in Raleigh. The theme of the conference is “Cultivating Success in a Global Market”. Southern Farm Network will have more information on this conference in the coming days.

So-Called Ag-Gag Bills Aren’t Advancing

Several state legislatures have now declined to advance bills that are designed to stop undercover investigations on farms. California is the latest example – where the author of a bill that would have limited undercover farm animal abuse investigations pulled the measure just hours before a committee vote. Among other things – the legislation would have required anyone collecting evidence of abuse to turn it over to law enforcement within 48 hours. While Tennessee is reportedly close to passing a similar bill – measures in Arkansas, Wyoming and Indiana have failed to advance in recent weeks. 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.