Brad Haire

associate editor, Southeast Farm Press

Posts by Brad Haire

in Farm Press Blog Feb 27, 2014

Why should cotton growers care about Cotton Incorporated?

Cotton Incorporated is funded by check-off dollars assessed on each bale of cotton marketed in the U.S. or the equivalent imported into the country....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 12, 2014

Southern winter weather no joke this year

Southerners sometimes joke about the fickle nature of our winter weather. But the joke’s turned more extreme this year, and enough is enough....More
industrial hemp, farm bill
in Farm Press Blog Feb 05, 2014

Would you grow hemp?

A farmer I’ve known forever asked me, jokingly, “What’s this about the farm bill legalizing growing pot?”....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 27, 2014

Cotton plays big in Georgia

Cotton’s farm gate value is about $1.5 billion each year in Georgia. That’s real money, but its monetary swing is even heavier and farther when you....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 14, 2014

The backroom where the fruit and vegetable guys play

Imagine Southeast agriculture as a casino and farmers as the players in that casino....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 03, 2014

Peanut prices down, but still a valuable life saver

The power of the peanut is pretty amazing. Packs about all you need, with two simple pieces of bread, to get your body by every day....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 10, 2013

Your children might be born naked

Most folks already know where they stand on GM crops and nothing much is going to change either side’s minds....More
too, early, Christmas, decorations
in Farm Press Blog Nov 19, 2013

When is it too early to put up Christmas decorations?

The Big Box stores start to put out Christmas decorations, it now seems, soon after the Fourth of July. That is crazy....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 29, 2013

Have you seen the TomTato?

The TomTato is tomato and potato plant that makes tomatoes up top and potatoes down below. This novel plant was brought to my attention by a good....More
Savannah, Harbor, deeper, ag, exports
in Farm Press Blog Oct 14, 2013

Six feet makes big difference in U.S. ag exports

Savannah Harbor is a top U.S. port for ag exports. But with only a 42-foot drift for ships to pass, it is the shallowest major harbor in North....More
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