Brad Haire

(Photos) Pigweed: a Southern survivor exposed
Pigweed’s herbicide-resistant history is simple but very real. Its future control won’t be as simple but can be just as real.
Black shank hits weathered Georgia tobacco
Nearly all tobacco black shank in Georgia is Race 1. Most of the varietal resistance available is for Race 0. Long-term control of black shank will depend on development of new varieties.
Southeast planting and crop conditions still a mixed bag
Wet weather helps and hurts Southeast farmers, as peanut and cotton planting finishes up in some locations or ekes forward as soggy conditions stop farmers from getting into their fields.
Soybeans planted early equal higher yields in Deep South
Planted after May 10, soybean yield potential gradually declines in parts of Southeast.
Kentucky’s legal hemp crop ready to be planted
Kentucky’s first legal hemp crop since the 1950s is ready to go into the ground this month, something James Comer, the state’s agriculture commissioner, has been pushing for several years.
Bogged down: Deep South farmers look for dry ground
Deep South farmers are still dealing with flooded fields a week after heavy rainfall, leaving fields swamped and farmers behind on planting cotton and peanuts.
Peanut Futures Series: Will farm bill ease peanut's boom-bust cycle?
The U.S. peanut market has been since the end of the quota system on a boom-bust cycle, leaving farmers in a state of oversupply and suppressed prices or responding too much in acreage following a high-price season.
Federal GMO labeling law sounds good to some farm groups
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling bill squarely puts the Food and Drug Administration as the nation’s authority when it comes to companies that want to label GMO food ingredients products.
Peanut inoculant recommended for 2014 planting after wet year
Peanut farmers are recommend to consider a peanut inoculant at planting in 2014, especially in poor-draining fields that had standing water for more than a couple days the previous year.
USDA report: Soybeans look to set acreage record, peanuts up
Total U.S. peanut acreage will be up 29 percent in 2014. Total upland cotton acres will increase 7 percent compared to last year but down in some Southern states. U.S. soybean acres set to set record and higher in Southeast, too, with wheat acres down, according to USDA Prospective Plantings report issued March 31.
Alabama, Georgia cotton farm bill meetings this week
Farm bill educational meetings will be conducted for Southeast cotton growers by the National Cotton Council this week in Alabama and Georgia.
Photos: Southeast corn planting hits high gear, wheat coming on strong
Cool soils and wet conditions over the past few weeks have slowed Georgia's 2014 corn planting, but its full-on now at Raymond Thompson’s Seminole County farm near the Florida line. Early planted seed gives Deep South corn growers a chance at premium prices for a mid-July corn harvest.
Savannah Harbor expansion stiffed by Obama 2015 budget
Earlier this month, the Obama administration released its fiscal year 2015 budget and failed to provide construction funding for the Savannah Harbor deepening.
A peek into USDA’s 2015 budget and priorities
USDA's proposed 2015 budget is less than its 2014 budget but still looks to bolster rural development, finance younger farmers, improve food safety, and reduce funding for the Commodity Credit Corporation and some producer insurance premium subsidies.
Cotton farm bill meetings scheduled for Southeast
No one knows any more about what’s in the new farm bill than the Nation Cotton Council staff. Here are scheduled NCC farm bill meetings for the Southeast.
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