Paul Hollis

Editor
Southeast Farm Press

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990. Paul lives with his wife Tammy in Auburn, Ala. They have a daughter, Tess.

Articles by Paul Hollis
Superior genetics continue to boost US peanut production
“Peanut producers in the Southeast right now have some phenomenal genetics as far as yield and grade are concerned.”
Not all soils are created equal
Farmers need to know before they plant a crop what the potential of their soil really is. Can help plan realistic yield goals and fertility needs for fields.
Photos: Southeast High cotton winner builds family farm in hills of north Alabama
Today, the Darnells farm about 5,500 acres altogether, split between cotton, corn and soybeans followed by wheat, and the success of that operation has earned Danny the 2014 Southeast High Cotton Award.
High Cotton, award, Darnell
Southeast High Cotton winner Danny Darnell builds family farm in hills of north Alabama
Today, the Darnells farm about 5,500 acres altogether, split between cotton, corn and soybeans followed by wheat, and the success of that operation has earned Danny the 2014 Southeast High Cotton Award.
peanuts, profitability, awards
2013 Peanut Profitability Award winners review past year’s crop
While excessive rainfall in 2013 caused fits for producers throughout the U.S. Peanut Belt, yields for the most part still averaged good to excellent, and this past year’s Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award winners were among those who generally were satisfied with their most recent crops.
peanuts, profitability, awards
Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award seeks 15th class of winners
“We’re looking forward to having a lot of good nominations for the 2014 Peanut Profitability Awards, with excellent yields throughout the growing regions and some really exceptional yields in the Southwest and the Upper Southeast regions."
Dowdy, corn, yields
Corn yield champ says price will dictate corn acreage in 2014
“I’m doing what I’m doing to make a living. My corn program costs more time and more money, but it has always been a good return on investment and has always made money and higher yields as long as Mother Nature cooperates. We can do our part but God is the finisher, and I give him all the glory."
Dowdy, corn, yields
Randy Dowdy breaks 400-bushel corn barrier in challenging year
“It says something about the hybrid and its resilience. I knew the corn was going to be good, and I knew it was going to break 300 bushels, but I really didn’t think it would go as high as it did. I didn’t break 400 bushels once, but I broke it twice. When that happens, you start looking back at the year to see what was different.”
cattle, prices, market, 2014
Expect cattle prices to remain strong going into 2014
Cattle farmers will need to search for ways to lower their unit cost of production – what it costs to produce a pound of beef – and ways to enhance market prices in order to achieve and enhance profitability during 2014.
peanuts, acreage, markets, cotton, driver
Cotton expected to be major driver of 2014 peanut acreage
As markets continue to whittle down what’s left of a record 2012 U.S. peanut crop, cotton likely will be a major driver of acreage headed into 2014.
cotton, China, markets, nervous
China making cotton market nervous
"Right now, China has enough cotton to fill its needs – with their own production and stocks – for the next 10 years."
peanuts, markets, China, global, role
China’s footprint remains large in world peanut market
When looking at peanut trade trends, no matter how you slice and dice the data, one thing stands out, and that is the role China plays in the global peanut market.
soybeans, prices, markets, outlook, 2014, 2013, production, weather
Brazil climbing to top of global soybean ladder
For a long time, the United States was the biggest kid on the block when it came to producing and exporting soybeans, but Brazil is threatening that position.
corn, markets, price, bullishness
Some bullishness expected to continue in U.S. corn market
“So there’s still a good incentive to plant corn. The soybean/corn price ratio and other things will play into planting decisions, but there’s still a cushion there to grow corn with these kinds of numbers."
Sunbelt, Expo, farmer, award, James, Cooley, South, Carolina, 2013
South Carolina’s James Cooley wins Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year Award
James Cooley’s first visit to the Sunbelt Ag Expo was a memorable one, as he took home the 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award for 2013.
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