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Lower Cotton, Sweet Potato Yields Attributed to Louisiana Rains

Louisiana’s cotton and sweet potato harvests have been negatively affected by the flooding rains in August, state agricultural specialists say. Based on reports, Dan Fromme, LSU AgCenter cotton specialist, said in a news release the rains had a significant impact …

Hurricane Matthew Devastates Georgia Pecan, Cotton Crops

Georgia’s top agriculture official says Hurricane Matthew hit the state’s pecan and cotton farmers hard. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black says he toured farms in three counties this week following the storm that raked Georgia’s coast last weekend. Black …

More Than 1K Bee Hives Stolen From Florida Bee Farmers

Southwest Florida bee farmers are having a difficult summer because thieves have been stealing their hives, lots of them, to the tune of $150,000 or more. So far, none of the hundreds of stolen hives have been recovered, law enforcement …

Wet Spring Hurts Kentucky Corn, Soybean Farmers

This year’s wet spring season is causing problems for farmers in western Kentucky who are trying to get corn and soybeans planted. The farmers said they have been hurt by the recent series of thunderstorms and torrential rains that have …

Georgia Crops Threatened by Warm Winter Weather

Georgia farmers have endured a winter that wouldn’t start and rains that wouldn’t quit. The state’s pecan, peach and blueberry crops have been threatened by too many warm days and too much water, growers across Georgia said recently. The final …

Flooding, Rain Problematic for Ohio Corn Growers

Extensive flooding and heavy rains have affected corn fields across Ohio and left growers contending with the possibility of lost or damaged crops. Flooding and ponding could kill some corn crops, an Ohio State University Extension agronomist said in a …

Millions in Aid for Drought-Stricken California Promises Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama is offering millions of dollars in aid and other assistance to California farmers, ranchers and communities beset by one of the worst droughts in the state’s history. The federal help will be detailed today by Obama …

Schools In Windsor Report Hail, Storm Damage

The heavy rain and hail that hit Weld County over the weekend damaged not only crops but also schools. The Greeley Tribune reported Windsor Middle School’s ceilings collapsed from the water, and Tozer Primary School had water damage to about …

Midwest Light Rain Not Enough to Stave Off Crop Losses

Light showers overnight in the southwestern U.S. Midwest were too little too late to prevent further losses to corn and soybean yields, and next week will bring the return of high heat and drought, an agricultural meteorologist forecast Thursday. Rain …