Brad Haire

associate editor, Southeast Farm Press

Posts by Brad Haire

in Farm Press Blog Sep 20, 2016

‘Mr. Peanut’ Frank McGill at 91 still has it

Peanuts and good storytelling must be, at least in part, keys to a long, fruitful life. If you doubt this, take a look at Frank McGill....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2016

La Niña nears: You remember what it can do to Deep South weather?

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, is in a neutral condition right now but showing signs of heading into its La Niña phase, which has its own....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 03, 2016

Peanut industry goes after millennials, rallies behind its sustainability

Ringing the “sustainable ag” bell is nothing new, but how and by whom that bells is rang today is different....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 22, 2016

The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved

My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A....More
in Farm Press Blog May 31, 2016

This fox got stuck in a peanut butter jar, but that’s not what’s weird

We’ve all been there: Eyeing that last bit of peanut butter enticingly stuck at the bottom of the jar, pondering ways to get at it. For one fox....More
in Farm Press Blog May 16, 2016

1 million miles of pipe and other surprising water trivia

16 water-related trivia questions unrelated to agriculture to awe and bore your party guests with....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 27, 2016

Farm economy gets sobering testimony

Testimonies given at the House Committee on Agriculture’s “Focus on the Farm Economy” hearings were sobering and vividly framed just how bad the....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 25, 2016

With ag trade to Cuba, Southeast states are ahead of the rest

Virginia recently passed Georgia as the No. 1 state in the country for farm and forestry exports to Cuba....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 09, 2016

First soybean crop in North America was planted spring 1765 in Georgia

The first soybeans ever planted in North America came from an Englishman who didn’t want to leave the Southern charms of Savannah....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 22, 2016

A farmer with a shotgun and other thoughts on the media

U.S. agriculture is fascinatingly diverse and complex, but it’s understandably difficult for people outside of agriculture, looking in on ag from....More
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