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Tom, Isleib, peanut, breeder, North-Carolina, survived, stroke
Sep 16, 2013

Tom Isleib: A profile in courage

North Carolina State University peanut breeder Tom Isleib beat a life-threatening stroke and continues to develop new varieties for growers in the....More
heavy, rainfall, crops, Southeast, damage, flooding
Sep 11, 2013

Wet weather too much for some crops

Mother Nature has shown her rainy side, and in some instances it’s been a very gloomy story this year....More
Extension, soybeans, rust, Alabama
Sep 10, 2013

Extension's response to disease threat shows its value to farming

Having taught occasionally at the college level, I’ve learned a thing or two about the challenges of devising an effective system of learning that....More
Sep 03, 2013

Dead battery, copperheads … and little secrets

"I got something you need to see. I think it is a copperhead snake,” she said in a nice but in a “nobody’s leaving here until we address this” sort....More
John, Beasley, Auburn, Georgia, swap
Aug 30, 2013

From 'Go Dawgs' to 'War Eagle' for John Beasley

In this particular case, Auburn’s win is in the form of University of Georgia Extension peanut agronomist John Beasley, who is retiring from UGA at....More
Aug 28, 2013

Soybean Rust Army ready in the Upper Southeast

Asian soybean rusts is further north in late August than ever before, and combined with late planted double crop beans, it poses a bigger risk than....More
Aug 23, 2013

Lightning is deadly serious

The men were just 25 and 29, way too young to pass, victims of a terrible accident just doing good, hard work with their hands but at the wrong place....More
Aug 22, 2013

The high cost of farming

Despite the hoopla about millionaire farmers, few are getting rich these days as the cost of crop and livestock inputs soar to record levels....More
2013, peanut, acres, down, surprise, market, factors
Aug 19, 2013

Looks like peanut growers pay attention to market factors

Peanut farmers have shown that they can deviate from historic rotation to meet market demand, or make the best financial investment and decision for....More
North-Carolina, blacklands, farm, managers, tour
Aug 12, 2013

Overflow crowd attends North Carolina field day

They put together a top notch program, ordered up good weather and farmers came by the hundreds to the Blacklands Farm Managers Tour....More
Aug 12, 2013

Don’t let politicians cause you to take your eye off farm bill ball

“Don’t struggle with this nutrition in and nutrition out business too much — that will be worked out by House and Senate leaders at a very high level....More
Aug 05, 2013

Looking up to those who’ve passed

Don’t ever let your natural enthusiasm or curiosity waver. Use them both and don’t be ashamed of them....More
muscadine, grapes, wild
Aug 05, 2013

Muscadine offers flavor no man can replicate

This wild grape is God’s way of reminding your taste buds that they are alive and well and have important work to do....More
Jul 31, 2013

We've come a long way baby

Scratch the surface of most long careers in agricultural journalism and somewhere in the past is a job at a daily or weekly newspaper....More
Jul 30, 2013

Corn harvest begins and the hot air flows

The corn is coming in pretty wet right now in most fields, and that’s no surprise....More
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