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USDA forecasts record-high corn and soybean production in 2016

August 15, 2016 By United States Department of Agriculture Both U.S. corn and soybean growers are expected to harvest record-high crops this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). U.S. corn production is forecast at 15.2 billion[…]

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The Double-Decker Rivers Flooding Texas and Louisiana

RSS By: Evelyn Browning Garriss and James J. Garriss, Browning Media, LLC Aug 15, 2016 As Texas, Louisiana and the Midwest flounder in floods, satellites show a startling picture. A double-decker river is flowing up the Mississippi! Hovering over the rolling waters of the Mississippi River is a giant atmospheric[…]

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Summer Board Memories

The year was 1973, and Ed Duskin was the new Executive Vice President of Southern Agricultural Chemicals Association.  J. C. Whitehurst was on the SACA Board and he and his family were headed to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club in Ponte Vedra, Florida for the Summer Board Meeting. Among[…]

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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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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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Press Release – DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth,[…]

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As Obama Pushes Trade, Farm Groups Balk at T-TIP

As President Barack Obama nears the end of his second term, he continues to push for more trade between the U.S. and countries around the world. What’s on his agenda? Lifting the Cuban trade embargo, passing the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), and advancing theTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  (T-TIP)[…]

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