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USDA Recovery Efforts for Hurricane, Wildfire Victims

USDA Recovery Efforts for Hurricane, Wildfire Victims

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 12, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses impacted Hurricane Irma that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices that stand ready

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Flint on Crops: Can We Predict Hurricanes? – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Can We Predict Hurricanes? – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Sep 11, 2017

The words, weather and prediction probably should not be included in one sentence since there are so many unknown factors that contribute to the way weather occurs. However, as we move through time we can look backward and see patterns

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North Carolina Cotton: Not Too Early to Prepare for Defoliation, Harvest

North Carolina Cotton: Not Too Early to Prepare for Defoliation, Harvest

👤By Keith Edmisten and Guy Collins, North Carolina State University Extension Cotton Specialists 🕔Sep 6, 2017

It’s still early in the game, but its not too early to be thinking and planning defoliation and harvest strategies for this fall. The 2017 crop appears to be more variable than this time last year, however we still have

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Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 4, 2017

Now is the time to think about–and take action to avoid–possible losses in the field and curing barns as a result of the hurricanes and/or storms that are on the way.

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El Nino: Expect Less from Hurricane Season; Record Hot Year – AgFax Podcast

👤By Chip Ward 🕔Jun 10, 2015

Parts of the country are really starting to feel the consequences of receiving record amounts of rain in May. El Nino is to blame according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Some farmers are now dealing with planting delays,

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