Brad Haire

associate editor, Southeast Farm Press

Posts by Brad Haire

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
in Farm Press Blog Feb 09, 2016

The complicated perfect peanut. Good luck, peanut genome

The peanut genome is sequenced, which is a good thing, but that doesn’t mean the industry is looking to develop a GMO peanut. Not that there....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 02, 2016

New financial series to help your farm survive (maybe thrive) in 2016

“Managing the Margins: 2016” is a Farm Press editorial series providing up-to-date strategies to manage the financial risks of farming in the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 25, 2016

Spite pigweed! Do you agree with these cotton farmers?

Georgia farmers were asked “What has been the most important factor helping you with the management of Palmer amaranth in cotton?” How they answered....More
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
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