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Apr 03, 2013

Farmers themselves prove to be best ambassadors when it comes to making the case for agriculture

I don’t know about you, but there are times lately when I cringe whenever our congressional members and state legislators, for one reason or another....More
Apr 01, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers

Southern corn growers are at a disadvantage when it comes to the release date of USDA's March Planting Intentions report....More
Mar 28, 2013

Stock market soars, but economy plods along

The economy has been tanking for months, yet the stock market keeps setting new highs every day....More
Mar 26, 2013

Don’t count peanuts out for 2013 planting season

If you had asked me around Christmas time how many peanuts Southeast growers would plant this April and May, I would have said maybe half a crop....More
Mar 21, 2013

Springtime sanctity drives turkey hunters to the woods

Members of this woodland world have been waiting all winter for the chance to talk turkey, and its arrival leaves them both energized and humbled....More
Mar 11, 2013

Is a fearless female leader what U.S. agriculture needs?1

We might want to look to Brazil for some valuable lessons on how to improve our plight via hard-nosed business and political practices....More
Mar 08, 2013

Crop insurance is good investment; claims of abuse are overstated

I’ve covered agriculture for long enough and seen enough farm bills that did little to assure a secure, affordable and safe food supply, let alone....More
Mar 06, 2013

Commodity markets boosting mood of Southeast growers heading into 2013 production season

Commodity prices are putting a smile on the faces of Southeast growers as they head into the 2013 production season....More
Feb 26, 2013

Decades later, snow day still brings smiles — but for different reasons

When I was a kid (or at least more of a kid than I am now), I kept a weather eye out in winter — looking for signs of pending snowstorms....More
Feb 19, 2013

Normal crops in 2013 could push U.S. farm profits to the downside

It’s no secret that 2012 was a great year for many Southern farmers, with record yields and high prices for much-in-demand commodities....More
Feb 19, 2013

Floyd Gordon’s paintings reflect growing up in the rural South

Every morning when I wake up one of the first things I see is Maude’s House....More
Feb 07, 2013

Southeastern growers embracing role as producers of exceptional corn yields

It was a remarkable sight…a standing-room-only crowd of more than 200 growers, packed into the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center....More
Jan 30, 2013

The fiscal cliff fallacy and the debt burden for our kids and grandkids

If you have young children or grandchildren, look at them and imagine signs around their necks: “I owe my government $52,000 — and each day I will....More
Jan 28, 2013

More than just supper: An adventure in duck hunting

Until you slide off into 40-degree water on a chilly January morning, you haven’t really experienced all that nature has to offer....More
Jan 25, 2013

Fire ants vs. Benadryl a battle of pain

I’ve been stung by fire ants more times than I can count. It’s a moment of blind panic; an initial frozen blink of time when you realize you’re being....More
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