Brad Haire

associate editor, Southeast Farm Press

Posts by Brad Haire

in Farm Press Blog Jan 05, 2016

The farmer who cornered a market and his ‘banned’ legacy today

Farmer Vincent Kosuga smelled an opportunity with a commodity he knew best, onions, and capitalized on it in the mid-1950s, and his actions resulted....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 21, 2015

A joke about drunken friends reminds me of current farm policy

“We know that payments coming out of DC are significantly less than what they’ve ever been, and that’s the trend of the future we are going to have....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 17, 2015

9 qualities the next American Farm Bureau president should possess

The next American Farm Bureau Federation president will influence more than in the last several generations the direction this country decides to go....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 13, 2015

“Need 15 days of sunshine and a northwest wind”

I'm not complaining, but much of the Southeast needs more than a few extra days of sunshine. If you’re having trouble with cotton or soybean harvest....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 22, 2015

The room filled with good farming ideas

When top farmers sit together in one room, good production, marketing and business ideas get shared....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 09, 2015

If anyone can get over this, it’s the farmers

What is being called historic flooding in South Carolina is delivering a terrible final blow to many South Carolina farmers who face near total crop....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 28, 2015

Southern agricultural economists huddle in Atlanta, sound warning

Southern Extension economists discuss the current state of affairs and outlooks for major Southern commodities and livestock. Farm economy to....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 06, 2015

A big 'boy' is coming. Don’t delay harvest or planting cover crops.

If what they say comes true about the massive potential of the current El Niño, Southeast farmers after harvest need to plant cover crops as soon as....More
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
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