South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Planting Making Progress

🕔Apr 16, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 14, 2019. County Comments Rusty Skipper, Horry County Much of the corn planted has started to emerge. Horry County farmers prepared […]

Virginia Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins in Earnest

🕔Apr 16, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 14, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

South Carolina Field Reports: Rains Delay Planting

🕔Apr 8, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 7, 2019. County Comments David Dewitt, Kershaw County Two big rains began and ended the week, halting much of the fieldwork. […]

Virginia Field Reports: Limited Corn Planting Begins

🕔Apr 8, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 7, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Tobacco: Will This Be the Smallest Crop in U.S. History?

🕔Apr 2, 2019USDA published its annual Prospective Planting Report, and the estimates for tobacco plantings in the United States are disturbing. Based on surveys of farmers conducted during the first two weeks of […]

Tobacco Season Begins in Deep South

🕔Mar 27, 2019Planting began March 12 around Gainesville, Fl., says J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist, and started March 18 in Georgia around Jesup. “These growers had all been able to get Telone […]

Tobacco: Will China Buy Any U.S. Leaf This Year?

🕔Mar 12, 2019There’s still some hope as this issue was prepared that Chinese buyers might return to the U.S. to buy from the 2019 crop, but not much, since they apparently bought almost […]

Tobacco: Contracting Prospects Still Look Bleak

🕔Feb 27, 2019More bad news on contracting volume: U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, the flue-cured cooperative in Raleigh, N.C., has now cut its contracts 80 percent across the board for 2019.

Virginia: Wettest Year on Record Provided Plenty of Challenges

🕔Feb 22, 20192018 was the wettest year on record for dozens of Virginia communities, especially in rural areas. And corn, peanut, soybean, and tobacco crops all were affected by the extra moisture. […]

Tobacco: Setters Impress at Southern Farm Show

🕔Feb 12, 2019There was a falloff in the number of farmers at the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh, but for those who made it, there was some up-to-date new tobacco equipment that attracted […]

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