Neogen Corporation announced today that Dr. Richard Crowder has resigned as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 30. Crowder, 77, resigned for personal reasons.
Crowder has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009 and was elected to a new three-year term in October 2015. The company advises that the Board of Directors is expected to appoint an interim director to complete Crowder’s term. [ More … ]
As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets are preparing to lose money from low prices that are beyond their control. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. net farm income is expected to drop to $54.8 billion this year, the lowest since 2002 and less than half the record of $123.3 billion in 2012.
Simply put, what many farmers are currently paid for milk, grain or livestock is not enough to cover their expenses, a recent article explains, and is causing some to take out loans or tap into their savings to remain in business. [ More … ]
Fusarium head blight, also known as FHB or scab, devastated Louisiana’s wheat crop last year and while many hoped the worst was over, recent reports are predicting it could happen all over again this year.
Scab is mainly caused by the fungus, Fusarium graminearum, which can develop rapidly during wheat’s flowering stage when accompanied by warm and wet weather, similar to the conditions Louisiana is currently experiencing statewide. [ More … ]