Brad Haire

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Is your land lease truly fair?
Have you recently made a land lease agreement? Was it fair? Is it time to renegotiate? Situations change and can change quickly in farming. What seemed fair a few years ago might not be today.
The first ‘best guess’ at Georgia crop acreage and prices for 2016
Georgia's 2016 cotton acres could be higher and peanuts acres could be lower. But that depends. All other crop acreage might stay stable. And prices don’t promise to be anything you’d want to take home to meet mom and dad.
Top Southeast farm stories for week ending Feb. 5
Cotton industry is not giving up on cottonseed designation. USDA reinstated marketing certificates to redeem commodities from marketing loan program. You can go broke just breaking even these days. There’s a massive fire in Kentucky, a disaster waiting in North Carolina wheat, and other top stories from this week in Southeast farming news.
EPA deputy discusses cotton herbicides registration delays with farmers
It is not clear when the new auxin-based herbicide formulations for the Xtend or Enlist seed traits will be available for cotton growers.
Make sure 2016 peanut crop has space in approved warehouse
Peanut warehouse capacity, particularly in the Southeast, could reach its limit as the 2016 crop comes in, and farmers need to make sure that their peanuts will have room in a Commodity Credit Corporation-approved warehouse.
The 13 ‘most-peculiar’ stories from Southeast Farm Press in 2015
From cattle thieves caught on camera to the world’s fastest tractor and from pecan truffles to citrus schemes and from drunken friends to standing naked, 2015 -- like all years before it – had its share of odd stories and commentaries.
11 soybean stories that will change your mind about ‘poverty peas’
Most Southeast farmers don’t see soybeans as ‘poverty peas’ anymore. From the re-introduction of indeterminate varieties to the gamble on ultra-late planting and from timely irrigation to precise fertility, growers can get higher soybean yields with a few minor adjustments or go for over-the-fence yields with major adjustments. It’s up to the farmer.
Top 14 peanut stories from 2015, which was a heck of a year
From disease resurgence to tough marketing and from oversupply to fires, 2015 showed the challenges and opportunities peanut farmers face now and in the future.
13 takeaways from 2015 corn crop you'll need to remember
From a record-smashing 532-bushel corn yield to PPO resistance and from drought to the miracles of cover crops, Southeast cornfields in 2015 had things happen in them that are best remembered as Southeast corn farmers prepare for their 2016 cropping year.
11 cotton things 2015 taught us that you need to remember
Daunting competition, destructive global policies, no good farm bill safety net, the push to make higher yields and pests marked U.S. cotton in 2015, and here are a few things to remember.
Cottonseed called ‘oilseed’ under farm bill would help stressed farmers
Cottonseed designated as oilseed would give cotton farmers access to federal risk management options during some of the cotton industry’s toughest economic times in decades.
Top 10 galleries: The pictures (and people) that helped tell the stories
From a bird’s-eye view of a disaster to peanuts on fire and from Haitians in corn to a helicopter over cotton and from black-in-white irrigation to complex farming, here’s a look at the people, places and things that helped tell the stories of Southeast agriculture this year.
Are early production indeterminate soybeans now worth a try?
The idea of an early production soybean system using indeterminate varieties has been around for decades, but it wasn’t a particularly economic way to grow soybeans in the Southeast. But old can be new again, say some soybean experts.
Joey Norman wanted higher soybean yields, so he tried something
Georgia farmer Joey Norman used what is called an early production system soybean, or EPSS, using indeterminate soybean varieties on part of his crop this year.
Why does Zippy Duvall want to be the American Farm Bureau president?
Zippy Duvall’s been on the road. By late October, he’d been to more than a dozen states and planned to hit more than 30 states by year’s end, all on his trek to be the next American Farm Bureau Federation president.
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