Southern Crop

Southern Crop

  • Annual Meeting Hotel

    Registering for the Annual Meeting

    SCPA is thrilled to be hosting its 2016 annual meeting at Amelia Island, Florida on November 6 – 9.  With an old favorite venue comes a newly updated registration process. Please review this registration guide as you register for the annual meeting.   Booking a Room Our annual meeting will[…]

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    Our Newly Renovated Website

    Welcome to the newly renovated website for the Southern Crop Production Association! We are excited to show you the progress of SCPA through our technological advancements. We are mindful that this website is not finished, but we feel we have a strong start in the direction we want to take it.[…]

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  • Capitol Hill

    SCPA Members, Allies Make Annual Visits on Capitol Hill

    It seemed fitting somehow that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his highly-anticipated visit to see House Speaker Paul Ryan on the day Southern Crop Production Association members and allies made their annual Capitol Hill lobbying visits. While Trump and Speaker Ryan probably spent little, if any, time discussing agriculture[…]

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Agricultural

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Florida Citrus Production Predicted to Decline

The numbers are in – will we see a decline in Florida oranges in the 2016/17 citrus season? Is post bloom fruit drop to blame as a threat to the citrus crops? View the statics here and take the poll to voice your opinion on the prediction of the 2016/17 Florida[…]

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Where do our Presidential Nominees Stand on Ag Issues?

With the upcoming November elections, both Clinton and Trump have expressed many opinions from an agriculture perspective. While they are both in opposition to TPP, there are a vast number of issues they view differently including immigration, nutrition, and eco-friendly energy sources where they disagree upon significantly.  Stephanie Mercier takes a look at these[…]

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Insects

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Finding Protection from the Zika Virus

Zika is a hot topic on the news – especially with the threat of it coming to the US by way of Florida. There are steps we can take to protect ourselves form the virus in the short run. However, those steps can only do so much good when it comes[…]

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Neonics Face Even More Scrutiny Amid Bee Health Concerns

Is one of the most popular seed treatments in trouble? By some accounts, the neonicotinoid class of insecticide seed treatments is a runaway success, planted on millions of corn and soybean acres every year to protect young plants. Even so, its link to bee toxicity has many European countries banning[…]

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Precision Agriculture

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Lean Harvest Expected for Deere

By Steven Russolillo Summary: Companies such as Deere & Co. that supply tractors and other methods of harvesting are seeing their sales and profits decline…this time for the 9th consecutive quarter. Financial declines are associated with lowering prices of the crops including corn and soybeans. Where consumers may be rejoicing[…]

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Look Up! Farming’s Future Is Coming In For A Landing

by Paul Rusnak Summary: The drones are coming! Following the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration, a new ruling is allowing drones to take flight by the end of August. Advantages of this new ruling could generate a handsome income for the US economy as well as create more than 100,000[…]

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Worldwide Agriculture

As Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. work to create the world’s biggest chemicals company, European Union antitrust regulators have interceded with an in-depth probe on their plans. On Thursday, the European Commission was quoted as saying they need to further their investigations to know  “whether the deal may reduce competition in areas such[…]

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Annual Meetings

Annual Meeting Hotel

Registering for the Annual Meeting

SCPA is thrilled to be hosting its 2016 annual meeting at Amelia Island, Florida on November 6 – 9.  With an old favorite venue comes a newly updated registration process. Please review this registration guide as you register for the annual meeting.   Booking a Room Our annual meeting will[…]

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