Pecan growers, shellers and nut brokers are warning consumers high demand and short supply will drive retail prices this holiday season, a problem compounded by an escalating Chinese demand for U.S. pecan exports that has the industry scrambling to think outside of the box –or in this case—the shell.
North Mississippi farmers came to the annual Mississippi State University Producer Advisory Council meeting to offer a wish list of research, staffing, and support efforts they’d like to see in the months ahead....More
Farmers and consultants who have beekeepers and their hives nearby will face a new EPA label requirement when the 2014 crop season begins. The new label says growers cannot spray neonicotinoid insecticides during the flowering period for their crops....More
The ink has hardly had time to dry on the finally-passed 2012 farm bill, but says John Anderson, farmers need to be spending time delving into its provisions and getting prepared to comply with new, often complex rules....More