Southern Crop

Southern Crop

  • Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo

    Unmask Your Business Potential in the Big Easy The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo is scheduled for Dec. 3-5, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. The ARA Conference & Expo is THE place for agricultural retailers to meet with their industry partners, suppliers and other business colleagues.[…]

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  • NOAA Forecasts Very Large ‘Dead Zone’ for Gulf of Mexico

    NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone or ‘dead zone’ – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life – to be approximately 7,829 square miles, or roughly the size of Massachusetts. The annual prediction is based on U.S.[…]

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  • USDA Can’t Extend Planting Dates

    Responding to a request from the Agricultural Retailers Association, a USDA spokesperson said Wednesday it cannot change crop-insurance contracts to extend the planting season. Read More

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  • Sugarcane Burning Class Action Lawsuit

    The Berman Law Group has recently filed a class action and demanded a jury trial on behalf of plaintiffs who may be negatively affected by sugar companies that conduct widespread sugarcane pre-harvest burns. The smoke and ash that fills the air during these seasonal burns may be linked to a[…]

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  • $19 Billion Disaster Aid Plan Passes

    The House cleared a $19 billion disaster-aid plan for areas hit by hurricanes, Midwest floods and California wildfires on Monday after months of negotiations and a final delay of more than a week caused by Republican objections. Read More

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  • Court Strikes 2015 Water Rule

    A federal court on Tuesday invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 expansion of federal jurisdiction over small and isolated waters. Read More

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Agricultural

Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo

Unmask Your Business Potential in the Big Easy The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo is scheduled for Dec. 3-5, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. The ARA Conference & Expo is THE place for agricultural retailers to meet with their industry partners, suppliers and other business colleagues.[…]

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Highest U.S. Spring Rainfall Ever

We knew this spring was wet but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in its State of the Climate report for May 2019 indicated that last month the precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 4.41 inches, 1.50 inches above average. Read More

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Biotechnology

Precision Agriculture

What’s Next for Agricultural Drones?

Last month I made the trek to downtown Chicago to attend the annual conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), mercifully shorthanded to the event known as XPONENTIAL. Read More

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

Organic Farming Has A Plastic Problem. One Solution Is Controversial

Drew and Joan Norman have been producing organic vegetables on 60 acres just north of Baltimore since 1983. On a recent spring day, signs of another new season at One Straw Farm were everywhere: seedlings in the greenhouse waiting to be transplanted, asparagus ready to be picked, tiny leaves of red-[…]

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