The USDA has designated $6 million dollars in aid to help farmers and ranchers impacted by recent wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. U.S. Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts says the funds will be available through the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP) administered through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The funds will help farmers and ranchers restore grazing lands, rebuild fencing and restore damaged watersheds. Producers in the impacted counties are asked to check with their local NRCS offices for additional information and to apply for aid.
A scourge that has ravaged Florida’s citrus industry for more than a decade appears to have finally found its way to Alabama as federal and state plant health officials have confirmed the identification of citrus greening (aka, HLB) in leaf and insect samples from a residential property on Dauphin Island[…]Read More »
Recent findings from a three-year survey of nematode samples by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services point to a wider presence of soybean cyst nematode than previously thought. Evidence of this destructive plant pest has now been found in 57 of the state’s 100 counties, up from 52[…]Read More »