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Are early production indeterminate soybeans now worth a try?
The idea of an early production soybean system using indeterminate varieties has been around for decades, but it wasn’t a particularly economic way to grow soybeans in the Southeast. But old can be new again, say some soybean experts.
Joey Norman wanted higher soybean yields, so he tried something
Georgia farmer Joey Norman used what is called an early production system soybean, or EPSS, using indeterminate soybean varieties on part of his crop this year.
Why does Zippy Duvall want to be the American Farm Bureau president?
Zippy Duvall’s been on the road. By late October, he’d been to more than a dozen states and planned to hit more than 30 states by year’s end, all on his trek to be the next American Farm Bureau Federation president.
Southeast hay production expands and the competition gets tougher
Southeast hay farmers are expanding their production, and more of them are interested, it seems, in putting the quality of their hay to the test.
Brad Thompson’s newfound way to farm comes with a great view
Brad Thompson lands the helicopter on top of the upper deck of the modified trailer. Cotton plants whirled and dirt swirled. On the trailer, farmhand/ground crewman Dusty Smith casually refills the copter’s spray tank and chats with Thompson.
North Carolina’s Danny Kornegay named 2015 Southeast Farmer of Year
Diversified North Carolina farmer Danny Kornegay was named the 2015 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeast Farmer of the Year during the opening day of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Oct. 20.
Aerial photos: South Carolina farmer flies over flood’s aftermath
On Oct. 7, soon after historic rain hit the region, Lindsay McClam took pictures during an airplane flyover of the terrible flooding in and around Kingstree, South Carolina, where she and her husband, Brian, farm.
Farm images from South Carolina flood
The images and realization of just how bad historic flooding has hit some South Carolina farms are coming to light. South Carolina famers’ yields were already in trouble due to prolonged drought this summer. Now the flooding takes hope away for any harvest at all.
Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership benefit your state’s farm economy?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, agreement is being touted as a big win for U.S. agriculture exports. But what might the TPP do for your state?
Peanut farmers advised to watch tons in loan, payment limitations
As the 2015 U.S. peanut harvest rolls on, some things are being learned about peanuts under the current farm bill. Peanut farmers will need to continue to watch, or watch better, how they market their peanuts.
Take a look at this year’s Georgia Peanut Tour
Georgia peanut farmers started digging their fields, and some were already rolling big with harvest, too, during the 29th annual Georgia Peanut Tour.
5 things to know before baling peanut hay
Peanut farmers are gearing up combines across the Southeast, and hay balers will be crawling behind many of them. Peanut hay can be good feed for livestock and provide additional cash flow for peanut growers. But taking the hay or leaving it in the field can be a tough call.
Peanut production increases and soybeans hit record, says USDA report

U.S. peanut production is on track to be the second largest ever. Cotton production ticked up but remains well below last year’s level, and soybean farmers planted their largest acreage ever, according to the USDA September Crop Production Report released Sept. 11.

Peanut fungicides: When is it OK to skip late-season applications?
Each year as harvest approaches, one of the toughest decisions peanut growers make is whether to terminate their fungicide programs. Stop fungicide applications too early and yield potential and quality suffer. On the other hand, is the crop worth another application or two if yields will not suffer?
Johnny Sanders’ soybeans could go 90 bushels or more 1
Johnny Sanders’ soybeans could go 90 bushels or more. The Georgia farmer is using what is called an early production system soybean with an indeterminate variety similar to what Delta soybean farmers have used recently to reach record yields.
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