Farm Press Blog The Farm Press Daily Blog en La Niña nears: You remember what it can do to Deep South weather? <div class="node-body blog-body">The El Niño-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, is in a neutral condition right now but showing signs of heading into its La Niña phase, which has its own particular effect on Southern weather. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Livestock Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans La Nina Farm Press Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:27:00 +0000 121581 at Peanut industry goes after millennials, rallies behind its sustainability <div class="node-body blog-body">Ringing the “sustainable ag” bell is nothing new, but how and by whom that bells is rang today is different.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanut Farm Press Blog Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:28:00 +0000 121361 at Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway <div class="node-body blog-body">Chris and I loaded up again and sped toward the highway to find the two heifers grazing calmly on the right of way as vacationers and 18-wheelers flew past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Livestock Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Beef Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 121121 at Antics at the summer bachelor pad known as the ‘Bull Pasture’ <div class="node-body blog-body">The Bull Pasture has its own special arrangements for the beloved boys of summer. Custom made for their hooting pleasure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Cattle Farm Press Blog Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000 120751 at The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved <div class="node-body blog-body">My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Fruits Legislation Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 120671 at Daddy is still with us, though in a different way now <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s something about a sunset on a warm spring evening in Alabama that blurs the line between heaven and earth.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Beef Farm Press Blog Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:01:00 +0000 120521 at This fox got stuck in a peanut butter jar, but that’s not what’s weird <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We&rsquo;ve all been there: Eyeing that last bit of peanut butter enticingly stuck at the bottom of the jar, pondering ways to get at it. For one fox, reaching for that last lick of peanut butter almost turned deadly.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanut Farm Press Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 19:52:00 +0000 120361 at 1 million miles of pipe and other surprising water trivia <div class="node-body blog-body">16 water-related trivia questions unrelated to agriculture to awe and bore your party guests with.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Energy Sustainable Agriculture Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 May 2016 19:49:00 +0000 120211 at Farm economy gets sobering testimony <div class="node-body blog-body">Testimonies given at the House Committee on Agriculture’s “Focus on the Farm Economy” hearings were sobering and vividly framed just how bad the current farm economic crisis is in the country.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Peanuts Soybeans Inputs Legislation Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:11:00 +0000 119901 at Achieving record yields begins with winning attitude <div class="node-body blog-body">Just as champion athletes know that a winning attitude is the key to success, champion farmers know that the right attitude is the key to achieving maximum yields. In interviews and speeches, David Hula, the Charles City, Va. farmer who achieved the world record corn yield of 532 bushels per acre last year, emphasizes the first step to achieving maximum corn yields is a positive attitude.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Corn Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:41:00 +0000 119501 at