Walter Godwin’s choice of soybeans to lead the way on his farm is unusual considering he farms in Mitchell and Grady counties in Georgia, one of the largest peanut-producing regions in the country....More
It was a tense winter for tobacco farmers, as contracts for the 2015 crop were very difficult to obtain. Prices were down, too, putting growers in the position of needing to make the most tobacco possible at lowest realistic production cost....More
The Southern Cotton Growers Association and Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association recognized top leaders in the cotton industry with three separate awards during the groups’ joint annual meeting last month in Hilton Head, S.C....More
One of the latest trends in row-crop production appears to be that of breaking yield barriers – 100-bushel soybeans, 500-bushel corn, 8,000-pound peanuts, and the list goes on. So where does wheat fit into all of this?...More
Johnny Cochran believes in crop rotation and uses at least a two-year to cotton and one-year to peanut rotation. But with a year like 2015, even he is tempted to stray from that doctrine and stretch peanut rotation on a few fields....More
“I think we have a decent handle on how to fertilizer for 300-bushel corn. In fact, Georgia has had recommendations for a long time, and with this resurgence among producers of wanting to go for high yields, we’ve brought those back out."...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...