Brad Haire

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.
bermudagrass, stem, maggot, Kentucky, hay, pastures
Troublesome bermudagrass stem maggot finds Kentucky
The bermudagrass stem maggot is now in Kentucky. It can cause yield damage and quality losses in bermudagrass pastures and hayfields, and farmers there need to be watching for it in 2014.
Florida, hydroponic, tomatoes  Beli, Farms
Photos: Winter tomato harvest starts at Florida's Beli Farms
Emil Belibasis grows hydroponic tomatoes in Wellborn, Fla., in the state’s Panhandle region. He is originally from Honduras but went to the University of Florida. The 59-year-old left the academic life and private sector more than two decades ago and started Beli Farms and sells to a big grocery store chain in the region.
Southeast, fruit, vegetable, conference, federal, health, care, mandates
Fruit, vegetable conference will weigh federal healthcare mandates 1
A special session at the SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 9-12, 2014 in Savannah aims to explain federal healthcare reform as it relates to agriculture and seasonal workers.
Double-crop wheat, soybeans good choice for second year running in Southeast
The 2014 outlook for wheat and soybeans is similar to what it was for 2013, a year that saw good economic returns for farmers who double-cropped in the Southeast.
two, rattlesnakes, Georgia, crop, consultant, Kevin-Cotton
Two rattlesnakes bite Georgia crop consultant scouting soybean field
Kevin Cotton never heard the snakes in the soybean field. The first one bit him and he knew it was bad. He quickly stepped a few feet away and that's where the other one hit him.
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