Brad Haire

Brad
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A peek into USDA’s 2015 budget and priorities
USDA's proposed 2015 budget is less than its 2014 budget but still looks to bolster rural development, finance younger farmers, improve food safety, and reduce funding for the Commodity Credit Corporation and some producer insurance premium subsidies.
Cotton farm bill meetings scheduled for Southeast
No one knows any more about what’s in the new farm bill than the Nation Cotton Council staff. Here are scheduled NCC farm bill meetings for the Southeast.
(Updated) 10 answers about the farm bill, peanuts and base acres
Overall, the 2014 farm bill is friendly to peanuts and should be workable for peanut farmers.
Farmers from across the country tour "house that cotton built"
Annually, Cotton Incorporated invites cotton producers from across the country to travel to North Carolina to tour its high-tech headquarters, which was established, built with, and funded by cotton check-off dollars.
AFBF, attorneys general want states to dictate nutrient runoff ... not EPA
American Farm Bureau Federation wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to reverse federal court ruling that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s total maximum daily load for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Southeast cattle suffer poor forage, death and troubled calving
Southeast cattle producers report cows getting diarrhea, dying soon after calving or dying unexpectedly. Low-quality forage is the likely culprit.
Senate approves farm bill, ag leaders applaud
The Senate approved the farm bill by a vote of 68-32 Feb. 4.
cattle prices, beef
Stage set for Southeast cattle producers to make money in 2014
"We’re talking about $4 and $5 corn (in 2014) as opposed to $7 or $8 corn. As a result, feeder calf prices are already at historical levels as we start this year."
Are seed treatments worth the investment?
Crop seed treatment is the fastest growing agricultural chemicals sector, mainly due to the high cost of GM seed. But is it worth it to farmers?
Florida farmer says conservation tillage or nothing on his farm
Florida farmer Kirk Brock farms 1,000 acres of corn, soybeans and peanuts in Jefferson County, Fla., and successfully uses no-till on all of the acreage.
Southeast Farm Press Top 10 most-read stories of 2013
Before you have to remember to write 2014, take a minute to look back at 2013 Southeast agriculture and see what Southeast Farm Press readers most read in 2013.
A few quick tips on using poultry litter
In general, poultry litter is about a 3-3-2-grade fertilizer, meaning per ton it has between 40 and 60 pounds of nitrogen, 50 and 70 pounds of phosphorous and 45 to 55 pounds of potassium.
USDA syncs agencies on citrus greening
The U.S. Department of Agriculture looks to better manage the fight against citrus greening across the country, creating a Multi-Agency Coordination Group for Huanglongbing, or HLB, which causes the bacterial disease. And it’s kicking in $1 million to get it going.
Farm bill negotiators leave farm bill unfinished in 2013, pick up in January
Farm bill negotiators will leave the farm bill unfinished but extend the current 2008 bill until January next year when leaders say a deal on a new farm bill will be made.
Palmer, amaranth, pigweed, control, soybeans, game, plan
Game plan to win against pigweed in Southern soybeans
It’s a tough fight, but there is no reason for Palmer amaranth to kick a Southern soybean grower’s butt. How can farmers not lose against pigweed? Two Southeast weed specialists have good game plans.
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