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Southeast, water, issues, irrigation, restrictions, state, legislatures
May 15, 2013

Don’t let winter’s rainfall make you forget about looming water issues

It’s difficult to think too much about drought, water-use efficiency, and other such things when the ground underneath your feet is so wet you can’t....More
railroad, incentives, farmers, boost, markets
May 09, 2013

Incentives to U.S. railroads could boost ag shipments, save millions for farmers

Boosting federal investment tax credits and accelerated depreciation schedules for railroads could mean millions of dollars annually in savings to....More
conservation, tillage, claims, unfounded
May 06, 2013

Conservation-tillage pollution claims hard to understand

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is taking no-till to task, claiming that the practice is linked to increased waterway pollution....More
May 02, 2013

Farmland — gold you can eat

Talk of bubbles or crashes hasn’t put a dent in the farmland market, and if the end is nigh — nobody is blinking....More
identify, venemous, snakes, Alabama
Apr 25, 2013

Learn to identify venomous snakes, respect their space

As one of the most misunderstood reptiles, the snake seems to bear the brunt of man’s fear of nature....More
ethanol, versus, big, oil, battle
Apr 22, 2013

Ethanol versus big oil is confusing at best1

High fuel prices should keep demand for ethanol up and demand for corn good, and subsequently prices should be good....More
Obama, budget, USDA, takes, hit, direct, payments, crop, insurance, conservation
Apr 12, 2013

White House 2014 budget: USDA, crop insurance and conservation programs take hit

The White House budget proposal for 2014 would do away with direct payments to farmers and slash funding for the USDA....More
Apr 11, 2013

Surviving adversity is a process not a comeback

It's not the hard times that define a person. It’s how he responds to those rough spots....More
Apr 08, 2013

A buyer’s market for urea?

According to a report by Rabobank, structural changes in the global urea industry could lead to lower urea prices after 2015....More
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
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