Brad Haire

6 things efficient peanut farmers do
Efficient peanut farmers share things in common, or ways to make their crop as profitable as possible.
8 ways to cut cost and protect yields this peanut season
The 2016 peanut planting season will start rolling big this week across much of the Peanut Belt. Margins are tighter and the financial risk is greater. There are some things you can do to make every input and strategy hit this year to make a profit.
The cost of a shorter peanut rotation
Some peanut farmers will be tempted, because of economic reasons, to skew their rotations this year, but they need to know at what cost they do.
EPA starts 30-day comment period for dicamba in-crop use 1
The Environmental Protection Agency announcement April 1 a 30-day public-comment period for in-crop use of dicamba herbicide.
Stay legal with herbicides if you plant new tolerant cotton
This year, dicamba-tolerant cotton cultivars are available again, along with Dow’s 2,4-D-tolerant cotton offering, but growers still cannot legally spray the auxin herbicides in-crop.
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.
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