Brad Haire

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.
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.
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