Farm Press Blog http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en The complicated perfect peanut. Good luck, peanut genome http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/complicated-perfect-peanut-good-luck-peanut-genome <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The peanut genome is sequenced, which is a good thing, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean the industry is looking to develop a GMO peanut. Not that there&rsquo;s anything wrong with GMO crops. It&rsquo;s just that the peanut is not moving in that direction.&nbsp;</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/complicated-perfect-peanut-good-luck-peanut-genome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/complicated-perfect-peanut-good-luck-peanut-genome#comments Peanuts Peanut Farm Press Blog Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:11:00 +0000 118481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New financial series to help your farm survive (maybe thrive) in 2016 http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">“Managing the Margins: 2016” is a Farm Press editorial series providing up-to-date strategies to manage the financial risks of farming in the Southeast.</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/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Finance Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:44:00 +0000 118051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Spite pigweed! Do you agree with these cotton farmers? http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/spite-pigweed-do-you-agree-these-cotton-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body">Georgia farmers were asked “What has been the most important factor helping you with the management of Palmer amaranth in cotton?” How they answered says a lot.</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/spite-pigweed-do-you-agree-these-cotton-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/spite-pigweed-do-you-agree-these-cotton-farmers#comments Cotton Peanuts Soybeans Cotton Herbicide-tolerant crops Farm Press Blog Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:49:00 +0000 118111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Sometimes nothing isn&rsquo;t appreciated enough. Pictured is what&rsquo;s left after a farmer plants cotton into a clean strip-tilled field with residual herbicides right behind the planter.</p> The farmer who cornered a market and his ‘banned’ legacy today http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/farmer-who-cornered-market-and-his-banned-legacy-today <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmer Vincent Kosuga smelled an opportunity with a commodity he knew best, onions, and capitalized on it in the mid-1950s, and his actions resulted in legislation which banned onions from futures trading, the only commodity with such a ban in the United States.</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/farmer-who-cornered-market-and-his-banned-legacy-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/farmer-who-cornered-market-and-his-banned-legacy-today#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Farm Press Blog Tue, 05 Jan 2016 23:23:00 +0000 117741 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Newborn calf takes the blows and wins troubled ‘mom’ over http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/newborn-calf-takes-blows-and-wins-troubled-mom-over <div class="node-body blog-body">I suppose 05 was not thrilled about another upcoming calving event because when little Rhonda was due to come into this world, 05 was acting fitful.</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/newborn-calf-takes-blows-and-wins-troubled-mom-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/newborn-calf-takes-blows-and-wins-troubled-mom-over#comments Livestock Cattle Farm Press Blog Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:40:00 +0000 117731 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A little heifer named Rhonda.</p> A joke about drunken friends reminds me of current farm policy http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/joke-about-drunken-friends-reminds-me-current-farm-policy <div class="node-body blog-body">“We know that payments coming out of DC are significantly less than what they’ve ever been, and that’s the trend of the future we are going to have to operate in,” said Saxby Chambliss, recently retired senator from Georgia.</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/joke-about-drunken-friends-reminds-me-current-farm-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/joke-about-drunken-friends-reminds-me-current-farm-policy#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Legislation Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:15:00 +0000 117561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com A rancher's Christmas all our own http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ranchers-christmas-all-our-own <div class="node-body blog-body">Time may have changed the look of Christmas for our family over the years, but it hasn’t changed the spirit. </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/ranchers-christmas-all-our-own" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ranchers-christmas-all-our-own#comments Livestock Plant and Animal Health Farm Press Blog Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:43:00 +0000 117411 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Rachel Bearden, Rebecca&rsquo;s sister, with the tree.</p> Water scarcity: “Governments will fall and wars will be fought” http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/water-scarcity-governments-will-fall-and-wars-will-be-fought <div class="node-body blog-body">Dr. Wayne Skaggs, the Williams Neal Reynolds distinguished professor of biological and agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University, made a bold pronouncement at the Stewards of the Future “Water for a Growing World” conference held at N.C. State in November</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/water-scarcity-governments-will-fall-and-wars-will-be-fought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/water-scarcity-governments-will-fall-and-wars-will-be-fought#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:10:00 +0000 117061 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Farmers are already making gains in preserving precious water resources.&nbsp; In 2009, Georgia began a process to evaluate and plan for water shortages which led the formation of 11 regional water-planning councils.</p> 9 qualities the next American Farm Bureau president should possess http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/9-qualities-next-american-farm-bureau-president-should-possess <div class="node-body blog-body">The next American Farm Bureau Federation president will influence more than in the last several generations the direction this country decides to go with its farming industry.</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/9-qualities-next-american-farm-bureau-president-should-possess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/9-qualities-next-american-farm-bureau-president-should-possess#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:32:00 +0000 116981 at http://southeastfarmpress.com “Need 15 days of sunshine and a northwest wind” http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/need-15-days-sunshine-and-northwest-wind <div class="node-body blog-body">I'm not complaining, but much of the Southeast needs more than a few extra days of sunshine. If you’re having trouble with cotton or soybean harvest due to rain, you’re not alone.</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/need-15-days-sunshine-and-northwest-wind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/need-15-days-sunshine-and-northwest-wind#comments Cotton Management Peanuts Soybeans Cotton El Nino Soybean Flooding Farm Press Blog Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:40:00 +0000 116931 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A field next to Catfish Creek in Marion County, SC.&nbsp; The creek has risen and flooded a couple adjacent fields.&nbsp; The photo is of a corn field that was already harvested, but right next to it is flooded soybean field that has yet to be harvested.&nbsp; It will be a while before that field is dry enough to support a combine.&nbsp; There have already been reports of soybeans being docked for secondary mold and other imperfections once harvested.</p> <p>Photo by Justin Ballew/Clemson</p>