Farm Press Blog http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en Southeast could help ease burden of over-centralized production http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production <div class="node-body blog-body">This is certainly not to suggest a wholesale relocation of the Corn Belt to the Southeast, but there’s potential here for some expansion of irrigation, while other regions of the country have clearly reached their limits. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production#comments Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:01:00 +0000 107081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Diversity of U.S. farming seen in 2014 Peanut Profitability winners http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/diversity-us-farming-seen-2014-peanut-profitability-winners <div class="node-body blog-body">They’re a true microcosm of U.S. farming, in all of its glorious variety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/diversity-us-farming-seen-2014-peanut-profitability-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/diversity-us-farming-seen-2014-peanut-profitability-winners#comments Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanut Profitability Farm Press Blog Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:13:00 +0000 106601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Lonesome oak is lasting tribute to father, friend http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/lonesome-oak-lasting-tribute-father-friend <div class="node-body blog-body">Thank you, Lonesome, for befriending three generations of Beardens. We promise you will never feel Lonesome again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/lonesome-oak-lasting-tribute-father-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/lonesome-oak-lasting-tribute-father-friend#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:30:00 +0000 106611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span>LONESOME&nbsp;OAK HAS witnessed a family&rsquo;s history and more. </span></p> Why farmers irrigate in the rain and police officers like donut shops http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/why-farmers-irrigate-rain-and-police-officers-donut-shops <div class="node-body blog-body">“It was raining, and he had the irrigation running in the field. Why?” That’s what an urban-leaning friend of mine asked me recently, referring to what he felt was an appalling misuse of water resources by a farmer somewhere locally.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/why-farmers-irrigate-rain-and-police-officers-donut-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/why-farmers-irrigate-rain-and-police-officers-donut-shops#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:29:00 +0000 106941 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Sundown is show time for a host of wildlife http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/sundown-show-time-host-wildlife <div class="node-body blog-body">While the rest of the world is preparing for evening repose, these pond inhabitants are preparing to take advantage of the upcoming period of darkness. For these restless natives, sundown is just the beginning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/sundown-show-time-host-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/sundown-show-time-host-wildlife#comments Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:54:00 +0000 105911 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Retired professor writes of Alabama's agricultural shortcomings http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/retired-professor-writes-alabamas-agricultural-shortcomings <div class="node-body blog-body">“It was obvious U.S. agriculture was in serious trouble, but the situation in Alabama was even worse."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/retired-professor-writes-alabamas-agricultural-shortcomings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/retired-professor-writes-alabamas-agricultural-shortcomings#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Crops Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:39:00 +0000 105891 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>WAYNE SHELL, retired Auburn University professor, with his book the &ldquo;Evolution of the Alabama Agroecosystem: Always Keeping Up, Never Catching Up.&rdquo;</p> Will Extension get another 100 years? http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/will-extension-get-another-100-years <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Weekly, if not daily during certain times of the year, successful farmers I speak to tell me their one tried-and-true trick for success: &ldquo;I pretty much follow Extension recommendations and what my agent told me,&rdquo; they say.</p> <p>If you missed it earlier in May, the nation&rsquo;s Extension system turned 100 years old. I wonder if it&rsquo;ll get another 100 years. If it does, it&rsquo;ll be because of its people.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/will-extension-get-another-100-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/will-extension-get-another-100-years#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Groups & Organizations Plant and Animal Health Untagged Farm Press Blog Wed, 28 May 2014 23:54:00 +0000 106221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cotton, peanut planters find full stride as weather dries http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cotton-peanut-planters-find-full-stride-weather-dries <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers in South Georgia, the Florida Panhandle and dang near all of Alabama have danced through the raindrops in 2014 to get spring planting done, or much too often they had to sit like wallflowers.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cotton-peanut-planters-find-full-stride-weather-dries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cotton-peanut-planters-find-full-stride-weather-dries#comments Cotton Equipment Management Peanuts Blog Cotton Peanut Farm Press Blog Tue, 13 May 2014 13:10:00 +0000 105851 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Looking for heroes in all the wrong places http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/looking-heroes-all-wrong-places <div class="node-body blog-body">You can spin it anyhow you want – as a tyrannical, overreaching central government imposing its will on a freedom-loving rancher, or as someone, in this case Bundy, getting something for nothing. The facts of the case don’t concern me so much as what happened next.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/looking-heroes-all-wrong-places" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/looking-heroes-all-wrong-places#comments Government Livestock Miscellaneous National Farm Press Blog Thu, 08 May 2014 18:25:00 +0000 105611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com The kingsnake is true reptile royalty http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/kingsnake-true-reptile-royalty <div class="node-body blog-body">Often called the “salt-and-pepper” snake, the speckled kingsnake is easily identified by the dazzling light dots covering its jet black body.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/kingsnake-true-reptile-royalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/kingsnake-true-reptile-royalty#comments Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Tue, 06 May 2014 19:20:00 +0000 105181 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Natural "need for seed" drives urge to be a farmer http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/natural-need-seed-drives-urge-be-farmer <div class="node-body blog-body">Most farmers I’ve met over the years grew up on the farm and never gave a thought to doing anything else. And it seems to me that more young people these days are choosing to stay on the farm and follow in the footsteps of those who came before them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/natural-need-seed-drives-urge-be-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/natural-need-seed-drives-urge-be-farmer#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Vegetables Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 02 May 2014 18:58:00 +0000 105171 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Regulators regulate regulators while eating unregulated foreign food http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/regulators-regulate-regulators-while-eating-unregulated-foreign-food <div class="node-body blog-body">America might just end up a country of regulators regulating regulators, forced to eat unregulated food from a foreign country as we regulate our food supply to nothing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/regulators-regulate-regulators-while-eating-unregulated-foreign-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/regulators-regulate-regulators-while-eating-unregulated-foreign-food#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables National Farm Press Blog Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:51:00 +0000 105381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com We will sell no sweet onion before its time http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/we-will-sell-no-sweet-onion-its-time <div class="node-body blog-body">“You can’t decide in Atlanta when you’re ready to dig onions in Vidalia."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/we-will-sell-no-sweet-onion-its-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/we-will-sell-no-sweet-onion-its-time#comments Government Markets Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Farm Press Blog Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 105251 at http://southeastfarmpress.com The man who pioneered modern fertilizer and chemical warfare http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/man-who-pioneered-modern-fertilizer-and-chemical-warfare <div class="node-body blog-body">Fritz Haber was called the “Father of Chemical Warfare,” and won the Nobel Prize for his process that efficiently pulls nitrogen from the air, likely the single greatest scientific contribution to feeding the modern world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/man-who-pioneered-modern-fertilizer-and-chemical-warfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/man-who-pioneered-modern-fertilizer-and-chemical-warfare#comments Miscellaneous Fertilizer Farm Press Blog Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:55:00 +0000 105231 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Pecans budding: Is winter really over? http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/pecans-budding-winter-really-over <div class="node-body blog-body">I look to the winter-wise pecan tree to tell me if I've got the clear to plant my more-tender spring vegetable transplants, the clear not to worry about any more freezing temperatures sneaking down from the North to nip my plants or worse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/pecans-budding-winter-really-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/pecans-budding-winter-really-over#comments Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Pecans Farm Press Blog Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:33:00 +0000 104961 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Photo courtesy of UGA Extension - Thomas County.</p>