Archive for June, 2015
Actively engaged. Those are just two small words, but they have the National Cotton Council and other farm organizations burning the midnight oil to try to make sure members remain eligible for farm programs.
The initial decision-making for the 2014 farm bill programs has been completed, and farmers are settling in, trying to figure out exactly what they have to look forward to over the remaining four years of the new law.
The productivity gains of agriculture that occurred in the 20th century as a result of cropland expansion and scientific breakthroughs are now at risk from curtailed research and development.
Southeast Farm Press’ Brad Haire pens a comical blog about a serious subject. The doctor said it was cancer. The other fellow said, “The !%#$ you say.”
The areas he Southeast that have seen rain are seeing Palmer pigweed show up in spades in small cotton, and NC State Weed Scientist Emeritus Dr. Alan York says spray now versus later: