Very few fields looks this good (at least this one’s been planted!).
By Carl Stagner
This has not been a good year for farmers. Actually, agricultural conditions have taken an economic and emotional toll on farmers for the past year-and-a-half, though much of the country is only beginning to take notice. While American routine often involves that indispensable weekly trip to the supermarket, requiring little to no thought of the origins of their convenient purchases, farmers bear the brunt of the material and mental cost. A May 29 article published in FarmWorld reported that the USDA’s assessments showed corn planting across the country was at its “slowest pace” since 1980. It’s no wonder, considering much of the country—from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest and through the South—has been locked in a seemingly never-ending cycle of rain. With uncertain days upon farmers, as well as everyone connected to the agricultural industry, First Church of God in Marion, South Dakota, addressed the need early this month in the best way they knew how—prayer. Continue reading
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Photo: Johnny Georges, who appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013, will speak about water conservation at Warner University.
Warner University invites you to campus on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for the Water Conservation Symposium featuring Johnny Georges, the creator of the tree T-PEE® and known for his appearance pitching the product on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013. “The meeting will be an opportunity for the central Florida agricultural community to come together to discuss challenges facing water use in agriculture and collaborate on solutions for the future. We are excited to host the community for this event,” stated Lauren Cline, director of agricultural development at Warner University. Continue reading
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