Brad Haire

Peanut broker explains the market now and his view of where it’s going
How big the U.S. peanut surplus, or carryout, will be is becoming clearer if you know how to read the numbers.
Your recap in pictures of this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo
With space packed with more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing over 4,000 product lines, even on your best behavior it’s tough to see all the Sunbelt Ag Expo offers during its annual three-day event. If you didn’t get around to everything there or couldn’t make it, here’s a modest review.
Southeast Hay Contest showcases high quality despite adverse weather
High-quality Georgia-grown alfalfa proved to be the overall winning entry of the Southeast Hay Contest this year, a year in which making hay was not easy in some regions, much less good hay.
Arkansas’ David Wildy named 2016 Southeast Farmer of Year
Diversified Arkansas farmer David Wildy was named the 2016 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year during the opening day of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Oct. 18.
No off-label dicamba complaints reported in Georgia, but why?
Georgia in 2016 had no official off-label complaints of drift damage relating to dicamba. State officials are pleasantly surprised and say a pre-emptive training and growers’ cooperation helped avoid what easily could have been an agricultural disaster in the state.
John Deere to showcase new equipment, products at Sunbelt Expo
John Deere has unveiled new equipment and products which will be showcased at the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo, including an expansion of its compact tractor series, a folding corn head, a new spray nozzle and software options to streamline data collection and analysis.
At 30, a man discovers he’s a chainsaw sculptor
At 30, Chad Gainey found out he could do things with a chainsaw few other people could. He proved his skill on the grounds of the Sunbelt Ag Expo one year, and his life changed.
From the orphanage to a prolific ag career, a gentleman’s life
Charles Douglas wondered eight decades ago why he was at the Arizona orphanage. His life since led to Air Force service, the TVA, ag academics and to being Sunbelt Ag Expo’s longtime champion.
Lining up trucks to haul corn is a hard trick pull off sometimes
Jody Childs was on the phone trying to secure just two more semi-trailers to haul the corn off his farm and finish out his harvest, topping off a corn season with good yields but one tough to get to the buying points.
171-bushel soybeans officially recorded in Georgia
A record yield of 171-bushel-per-acre soybeans has been documented on a farm in Brooks County, Ga.
It’s 1947 and James Spears is picking peanuts
Pictures show how peanut harvest was done seven decades ago.
Pecans get hit at a bad time
Right now, Georgia pecan trees are loaded with nuts; couple this with a heavy flush of leaves, and the limbs and tees unfortunately become good sails in a bad situation.
Do you need another peanut fungicide application this year?
As peanut harvest approaches, one of the toughest decisions a peanut grower makes is whether to terminate the fungicide program. Stop peanut fungicide applications too early and yield and quality suffer. If yield and quality are not in jeopardy, though, save money and skip the unneeded expense.
US Navy considers peanuts to meet alternative fuel mandate
Peanut oil is an excellent feedstock for transportation fuels, particularly for the high-powered specific fuel the Navy needs to fill its mandate by 2020.
6 things to know from Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day
Though dozens of exhibitors, industry reps and Extension specialists provide useful information for attendees at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day each year, there were a few particularly interesting things said at this year’s event.
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