Brad Haire

associate editor, Southeast Farm Press

Posts by Brad Haire

in Farm Press Blog Aug 26, 2015

Cycling through the downside of a farm economy

People in the ag industry hope the bloody-nose-feeling the sector feels now at least means it has hit the dirty floor of the down cycle....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 10, 2015

Don’t we want to grow more peanuts?

Being able to produce a lot of quality peanuts is a good thing in the long run. It’s good to have a lot of something people should want....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 10, 2015

Thank you, Mr. Jenkins, and your generation

A Nazi sniper’s bullet hit him in Salerno, Italy. He was part of the Normandy invasion and fought at The Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Charlie Jenkins was....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 26, 2015

Don’t want to endanger your soul

The truck driver, a lovely Haitian lady, smiled and waved. I took her picture and she smiled and waved some more. But some of the fieldworkers made....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 02, 2015

I’d stand naked for much less

In the last few years, I’ve learned of half a dozen farmers who died of melanoma skin cancer. Not one was an old man....More
in Farm Press Blog May 12, 2015

Why would a teenager today look to the ag industry for a future?

It is estimated the U.S. will have 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment....More
in Farm Press Blog May 01, 2015

Saying good-bye to good help

A farmer earlier this year had a question: If he cut back on farming the same amount of rented land he had in previous seasons, would he have enough....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 25, 2015

Cancer claim against glyphosate stirs unnecessary fear of food supply

An international group with ties to the World Health Organization recently said glyphosate might be a cancer-causing carcinogen. The incident is....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 13, 2015

Up or down, ‘Just keep on farming’

“My daddy sort of laughed at me, and said, ‘Boy, just keep on farming. You’ll see why I didn’t get rich.’”....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 26, 2015

Regulators and farmers can find common ground

Once upon a time, a regulatory agency together with grower groups and good science found common ground based on common sense, and a drastic blow....More
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