Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Looking for new crops in North Carolina

Southeast Farm Press reported this week that the North Carolina agricultural commissioner is urging farmers to look into new crops to help diversify themselves in case of bad weather or market unrest. Some of the crops include carrots for natural coloring, poplar for veneer and industrial hemp. You can read more at https://www.farmprogress.com/crops/nc-ag-commissioner-urges-farmers-take-serious-look-new-crops.

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No change in drought status this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the moderate drought in southeast Florida remains at the same level as last week. Parts of the Southeast will receive heavy rain in the next week, but those will almost entirely bypass the drought in Florida, so it is unlikely to…
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