Brad Haire

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.
Bryans’ Faith Farms wins lower Southeast Peanut Efficiency Award
Georgia's Faith Farms is the 2016 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award for the lower Southeast region.
Conservative, steady approach leads to efficient (profitable) peanuts
“When you have a good year, you’d better put something back, because they aren’t all going to be good ones,” says Matt, 48. “You have to have a lot of faith to farm. You sort of have to hope for the best, and plan for the worst.”
Resistance: The growing threat everyone’s responsible for
Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone.
(Gallery) Tips to make ultra-late soybeans payoff
Ultra-late soybean planting, or planting after corn harvest in the Southeast, is a bit risky. But the production practice can bring economic return if done right and on time.
4 things to know about Panama Canal expansion opening
The Panama Canal expansion, which has been touted for what it will do for global trade, opened officially June 26 when a Chinese megaship successfully eased through the manmade canal.
If you got a bad cotton stand, you’re not alone and here’s why
Despite best efforts by growers, cotton planting conditions this spring were not favorable for even the-most vigorous of cotton seed to emerge without difficulty in some locations.
This corn looks good, but stink bugs all over it
The corn crop in South Carolina’s Pee Dee region looks strong, and so far major disease pressure has been limited. But it’s not too hard to find stink bugs in fields.
Aerial photos: Bonnie and Colin flood Carolina farms, leave mess behind
Here is what it looked like, from the air, June 7 on some North Carolina farms after tropical storms dumped heavy rain on young or just-planted crops.
Sunbelt Field Day July 14: a morning to make your farm more profitable
Sunbelt Ag Field Day will be July 14 at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo show site at Spence Field. Registration is free for anyone who works in agriculture, and the day starts at 7:15 a.m.
Southern corn rust hits early and growers assess what to do
Southern corn rust has arrived earlier and earlier in Georgia in recent years, and this year is the earliest in recent memory the yield-stealing disease has hit the state. Growers need to make the call now on whether to treat it.
Q&A: Georgia’s new ag dean talks about listening and leaving NC State
Sam Pardue, new dean for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, talks about why he left NC State.
Monsanto tells Bayer ‘no’ but doesn’t say ‘never’
Monsanto says Bayer’s offer to buy it for a reported $62 billion isn’t enough.
Florida ranchers celebrate heritage, the drive and a new venture
Florida Cattle Ranchers LLC brings 13 ranches under a new marketing brand with the goal to produce Florida-born, -raised, -finished and –harvested beef.
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