Brad Haire

Top 14 peanut stories from 2015, which was a heck of a year
From disease resurgence to tough marketing and from oversupply to fires, 2015 showed the challenges and opportunities peanut farmers face now and in the future.
13 takeaways from 2015 corn crop you'll need to remember
From a record-smashing 532-bushel corn yield to PPO resistance and from drought to the miracles of cover crops, Southeast cornfields in 2015 had things happen in them that are best remembered as Southeast corn farmers prepare for their 2016 cropping year.
11 cotton things 2015 taught us that you need to remember
Daunting competition, destructive global policies, no good farm bill safety net, the push to make higher yields and pests marked U.S. cotton in 2015, and here are a few things to remember.
Cottonseed called ‘oilseed’ under farm bill would help stressed farmers
Cottonseed designated as oilseed would give cotton farmers access to federal risk management options during some of the cotton industry’s toughest economic times in decades.
Top 10 galleries: The pictures (and people) that helped tell the stories
From a bird’s-eye view of a disaster to peanuts on fire and from Haitians in corn to a helicopter over cotton and from black-in-white irrigation to complex farming, here’s a look at the people, places and things that helped tell the stories of Southeast agriculture this year.
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.
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