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North Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Drier Conditions Aid Harvest, Wheat Planting

North Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Drier Conditions Aid Harvest, Wheat Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 5, 2017. General Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension This weeks weather conditions were warm and relatively dry. Light rain mid week somewhat limited field work with most of the

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North Carolina Field Reports: 1st Frost Hits Some Areas, Harvest Continues in Full Swing

North Carolina Field Reports: 1st Frost Hits Some Areas, Harvest Continues in Full Swing

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 22, 2017. General Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Weather conditions for the week were primarily cooler and dry with only a little precipitation early in the week. Most of

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Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Harvest in Full Swing

Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Harvest in Full Swing

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 15, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “Cotton harvest is in full swing. Early reports are that the cotton crop might be a

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Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 11, 2017

After a challenging growing season, Louisiana farmers are harvesting sweet potatoes, but the crop is somewhat delayed in areas. Development of this year’s crop has been slow for some growers, said Tara Smith, resident coordinator at the LSU AgCenter Sweet

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North Carolina Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Harvest, Slow Small Grain Planting

North Carolina Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Harvest, Slow Small Grain Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 8, 2017. Extension Comments Janice Nicholson- Rutherford County Extension Dry conditions are a hindrance to fall planting but it has been great weather for a third cutting of hay. Charles Mitchell

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Alabama: Farmers Hustle to Harvest Ahead of Nate

Alabama: Farmers Hustle to Harvest Ahead of Nate

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Oct 6, 2017

A westward shift in the projected track of Tropical Storm Nate is putting Alabama producers—and their fall crops—in the line of fire. Producers in south Alabama are putting noses to the grindstone and harvesting peanuts and sweet potatoes into the

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Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: Domestic Demand Stabilizes

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Mississippi producers are growing 28,100 acres of sweet potatoes this year, but not one of those is below the northern third of the state. What keeps growers in south Mississippi from planting the increasingly popular crop? Weevils are mostly to

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Mississippi Field Reports: Early Soybean Harvest Begins

Mississippi Field Reports: Early Soybean Harvest Begins

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Trent Barnett, Calhoun County  “Excessive rainfall over the last two weeks may have caused damage to sweet potato crop. Growers will know

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Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

👤By Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) recently announced the availability of the 2016 Louisiana Farm Recovery Grant Program.  This program is designed to provide financial assistance to agricultural producers that suffered economic losses associated with the two flooding

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Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The LSU AgCenter is working to develop early-maturing sweet potato varieties that would allow farmers to shave up to 20 days off the growing period and sell to the market sooner. That and other research efforts aimed at improving farmers’

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