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Apr 27, 2016

Farm economy gets sobering testimony1

Testimonies given at the House Committee on Agriculture’s “Focus on the Farm Economy” hearings were sobering and vividly framed just how bad the....More
Apr 25, 2016

Achieving record yields begins with winning attitude

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....More
Apr 15, 2016

Seeing the ranch through a little girl’s eyes again

Three-year-old Llona’s inaugural visit to our cattle ranch was full of options, but she knew how to prioritize her special day with daddy while mommy....More
Mar 25, 2016

With ag trade to Cuba, Southeast states are ahead of the rest1

Virginia recently passed Georgia as the No. 1 state in the country for farm and forestry exports to Cuba....More
Mar 09, 2016

First soybean crop in North America was planted spring 1765 in Georgia

The first soybeans ever planted in North America came from an Englishman who didn’t want to leave the Southern charms of Savannah....More
Feb 22, 2016

A farmer with a shotgun and other thoughts on the media1

U.S. agriculture is fascinatingly diverse and complex, but it’s understandably difficult for people outside of agriculture, looking in on ag from....More
Feb 16, 2016

‘Old-fashioned’ romance in the pasture and the rules of ‘engagement’

The responsibility to breed every cow that comes into heat this season is covered by someone....More
Feb 09, 2016

The complicated perfect peanut. Good luck, peanut genome

The peanut genome is sequenced, which is a good thing, but that doesn’t mean the industry is looking to develop a GMO peanut. Not that there....More
Feb 02, 2016

New financial series to help your farm survive (maybe thrive) in 2016

“Managing the Margins: 2016” is a Farm Press editorial series providing up-to-date strategies to manage the financial risks of farming in the....More
Jan 25, 2016

Spite pigweed! Do you agree with these cotton farmers?

Georgia farmers were asked “What has been the most important factor helping you with the management of Palmer amaranth in cotton?” How they answered....More
Jan 05, 2016

The farmer who cornered a market and his ‘banned’ legacy today

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....More
Jan 05, 2016

Newborn calf takes the blows and wins troubled ‘mom’ over

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....More
Dec 21, 2015

A joke about drunken friends reminds me of current farm policy

“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....More
Dec 11, 2015

A rancher's Christmas all our own

Time may have changed the look of Christmas for our family over the years, but it hasn’t changed the spirit....More
Nov 23, 2015

Water scarcity: “Governments will fall and wars will be fought”

Dr. Wayne Skaggs, the Williams Neal Reynolds distinguished professor of biological and agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University,....More
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