“There are a lot of insects in a typical peanut field. Most of them are just hanging out because a peanut field is a great place to live, and that’s good because we don’t have to worry about those insects.”...More
Peanuts look to be the highest return above variable costs for 2014. Prices for cotton, corn and soybeans have been in a downtrend. Where they are at planting time may be different. Actual returns would change as price, yield and cost changes....More
Wheat maturity varies across much of the South due to the wide range of planting dates seen each fall in the region, but maturity is skipping along and much of the crop will soon be hitting the cut-off stage for herbicides. Some fields are already at that stage....More
“Thirty years ago, we watched growers in neighboring Georgia invest in irrigation systems at a steady pace while most of us in Alabama continued to rely on normal rainfall, and we’ve paid a high price for it."...More
With the price outlook for many commodities still appealing, the farmers who came to the South Carolina Agribiz Expo in January seemed willing to make needed investments for an efficient operation....More
McCall Farms purchased a major producer of yams, creating promise for more sweet potato plantings in South Carolina, plus Birdsong will operate a new peanut buying point in Darlington, S.C., for the first time....More
The objective of the High Cotton award program closely follows the philosophy of the Farm Press Publications — to help growers produce more profitable, higher quality crops, by providing them with timely, hard-hitting information about technological advances, governmental regulations, and marketing opportunities. read more...
The Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards are based on production efficiency, honoring those growers who produce the highest yields at the lowest cost per acre. Awards are presented to growers from the Lower Southeast, Upper Southeast, and the Southwest. read more...