Brad Haire

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.
Some Southeast farmers expect record yields, most don't
Georgia corn and soybean producers are eyeing what could end up being record yields this year.
PhytoGen wants to show its cotton is more than ‘one-horse’ wonder
Dow AgroSciences cotton development specialist says Dow's cottonseed portfolio and pipeline offer growers much more than a one-shot wonder.
Passing the farm and land heritage to his daughter 1
Glenn Cox is a fifth generation farmer. Casey, 24, is the daughter and only child of Glenn and wife, Tina. And Casey is becoming the sixth generation to farm their branch of the family’s land in Mitchell County, Ga.
(Gallery) Tennessee’s flooded fields could be disastrous
Here’s a look at flooded fields along Hwy 88 at the north bottom and Hales Point bottom in Lauderdale County, Tenn.
(Gallery) Tips to make ultra-late soybeans payoff
Ultra-late soybean planting, or planting after corn harvest in the Southeast, is a bit risky. But the production practice can bring economic return if done right and on time.
Weeds: Are the fugitives and flushes worth getting?
Do you need a weed-chopping crew in cotton? A good threshold to pull the trigger is five to 10 pigweed plants per cotton acre.
(Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug?
Though they’ve gotten a deservedly bad reputation in recent years for doing serious crop damage, but not all stink bugs are crop pests. Some are beneficial and prey on other crop pests, especially in vegetable production.
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