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Apr 16, 2012

At what cost the disconnect between agriculture and the public?

At a recent national meeting of state departments of agriculture, “there was a lot of talk about tough times in agriculture” — budget cuts for farm....More
Apr 11, 2012

Farm bill debate starting to heat up

The political debate in Washington is starting to shift focus from the Republican presidential campaign to the economy, gas prices, Afghanistan,....More
Apr 10, 2012

Osage Bio: A good idea gone bad

For a couple of years the struggle to build an ethanol plant in Virginia seemed like just another ‘us against the world’ struggle by agriculture to....More
Apr 03, 2012

Don’t let your rearview mirror be bigger than your windshield

With the meeting season winding down, and farmers beginning to plant 2012 crops, Auburn University Extension economist Max Runge — speaking at a....More
Mar 27, 2012

Looking to improve your property for posterity?

For landowners with long-term, multiple-use resource management objectives, integrating longleaf pine into your land management plan will offer one....More
Mar 19, 2012

Have a contract in hand before planting peanuts

Every year around the first of February I attend the South Carolina Peanut Board’s annual meeting....More
Mar 09, 2012

Peanut research dollars desperately needed to continue current production momentum

Farmers who have been growing peanuts for several decades probably never imagined a day when they could plant varieties so genetically superior that....More
Mar 06, 2012

Longleaf pine has much to offer landowner

Any Southerner worth their weight in the woods will tell you there are few sights more beautiful to behold than a well-managed longleaf pine forest....More
Mar 01, 2012

The seed we plant in a consumer’s mind is important too

So much has been written about the three big factors facing agriculture today – uncertainty over the next farm bill, variability of weather and the....More
Feb 22, 2012

Goodbye, Scarlett...

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Feb 17, 2012

Migrant labor laws crippling Southeast agriculture

Federal legislation concerning migrant labor is a potential crippler of the agriculture industry in the U.S....More
Feb 13, 2012

How many pounds of $1 cotton are in a $1,100 (!) men’s shirt?

Talk about value-added: Growers have been giddy for the past year or so over attaining the Holy Grail of $1-plus for their cotton, but that pales....More
Feb 06, 2012

Opera star, farmer, innovator all rolled into one

Opera and farming. Rarely have these two callings been mentioned in the same breath....More
Feb 02, 2012

No progress seen on U.S. immigration until after 2012 election cycle

Bob Redding, who lobbies on behalf of agricultural interests in Washington, D.C., had no illusions of being a crowd favorite at the recent Southeast....More
Jan 26, 2012

A little planning can improve wildlife potential of land

Whether you are seeking to maximize the wildlife viewing opportunities on your property or attempting to restore native ecosystems on your land, this....More
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