Brad Haire

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Prospective planting: Southeast corn up, peanuts down, cotton steady
Southeast farmers say they will plant less peanuts and soybeans in 2016 with cotton acres remaining steady. They say they will plant more corn, however, and that sticks with the national trend of other U.S. corn farmers.
Surprising facts and figures about Florida agriculture today
Florida is the No. 1 producer of at least eight major U.S. crops. And despite devastating diseases and other setbacks, Florida’s vibrant agriculture sector continues to create about 14 percent of the state’s jobs and contribute $148.5 billion to the state’s economy.
2016 peanut crop could overwhelm warehouse space
If peanut farmers produce as many peanuts in 2016 as they did in 2015, there will not be enough room in federally licensed warehouses to store the entire crop.
New hemp harvester can reach medicinally valued top flower
With research for the pharmaceutical use of hemp taking root, Kentucky hemp farmers face a challenge: harvesting the giant plants.
Identify these top weeds for a successful burndown
The Southeast is blessed with weeds no matter the season. And over the next four to six weeks, growers will be doing their best to burndown wintry weeds and cover crops before planting their no-till or strip-till cotton.
China’s grab for Syngenta ‘scares’ ag marketing advisor 2
Richard Brock says low commodity prices trouble him, but not near as much as China’s recent move to purchase Syngenta. This acquisition will be a game changer.
Father and daughter working on a farming decision
Jan tore up the peanut picker. Jerry, not in a whisper, said, “What are you really doing here?” The incident was a tipping point in a life decision Jan had made to become a farmer.
Florida and Alabama Wiregrass farmers behind but looking forward
Uncertainty was the only certainty on the minds of many growers at the 2016 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show Feb. 11 in Dothan, Ala., but the weather that day was finally nice enough to get some fieldwork done.
High Cotton CEO, disastrous insurance, ‘Cadillac’ dryland yield & more
This past week in Southeast agriculture we found out Teel Warbington is CEO of family business and High Cotton winner; what you need to know about disasters before crop insurance sign up; North Carolina’s herbicide problems getting worse; and Florida’s citrus industry is now a quarter of what it used to be -- plus much more.
Teel Warbington: CEO of family farming business and High Cotton winner 2
Three generations of Warbingtons farm together around Vienna, Ga., and each generation and individual contributes to the operation’s success. But someone has to keep the family business on point. That’d be Teel Warbington.
Unfair lease, tobacco floats, cottonseed denied, Florida olives and more
This week in Southeast agriculture we found out southeast cotton acreage might drop more. Cottonseed debate hit a stalemate. Tobacco gets started. Florida farm moved away devastated citrus to olives. The genomic quest for perfect peanut continues. Field data is tough to handle and use, but vital. And, by the way, is your land lease unfair?
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.
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