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Sep 26, 2016

Weaning replacement heifers isn’t just nerve-racking for the bovine

The whole process appears similar to Rush Week at any SEC school in the August heat. The summer of parental oversight and daily support has come to....More
Sep 20, 2016

‘Mr. Peanut’ Frank McGill at 91 still has it

Peanuts and good storytelling must be, at least in part, keys to a long, fruitful life. If you doubt this, take a look at Frank McGill....More
Aug 17, 2016

La Niña nears: You remember what it can do to Deep South weather?

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....More
Aug 03, 2016

Peanut industry goes after millennials, rallies behind its sustainability

Ringing the “sustainable ag” bell is nothing new, but how and by whom that bells is rang today is different....More
Jul 19, 2016

Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway

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....More
Jun 28, 2016

Antics at the summer bachelor pad known as the ‘Bull Pasture’

The Bull Pasture has its own special arrangements for the beloved boys of summer. Custom made for their hooting pleasure....More
Jun 22, 2016

The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved

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....More
Jun 15, 2016

Daddy is still with us, though in a different way now

There’s something about a sunset on a warm spring evening in Alabama that blurs the line between heaven and earth....More
May 31, 2016

This fox got stuck in a peanut butter jar, but that’s not what’s weird

We’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....More
May 16, 2016

1 million miles of pipe and other surprising water trivia

16 water-related trivia questions unrelated to agriculture to awe and bore your party guests with....More
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
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