Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Recent Court Cases Could Affect On-Farm Decisions

With the warming temperatures of spring comes decision making affecting plowing, planting, fertilizing, spraying… and court cases? The past few months have brought with them several court decisions with the potential to affect the availability and use of specific pesticides in coming years.

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Farm supply co-ops, other Ag retailers face tighter margins

“After an extended run of impressive financial performances, retailers are adjusting to a tougher economic environment accompanying the down-phase of the current Ag commodity cycle.” Facing the steepest decrease in income since the depression, what does this mean for our farmers? Read more here.

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