Paul Hollis

Editor, Southeast Farm Press

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990. Paul lives with his wife Tammy in Auburn, Ala. They have a daughter, Tess.

Posts by Paul Hollis

in Farm Press Blog Feb 07, 2013

Southeastern growers embracing role as producers of exceptional corn yields

It was a remarkable sight…a standing-room-only crowd of more than 200 growers, packed into the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 02, 2013

Views of rural America, U.S. agriculture range from less relevant to resurgent

Two starkly different views of rural America and U.S. agriculture emerged in recent weeks — one hopeful and optimistic, the other discouraging and....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 10, 2012

Farmer-friendly state tax exemptions, credits illustrate the good government can do

Let’s talk for a moment about a concept that has become foreign in the eyes of many today — good government. That’s right, good government, the kind....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 14, 2012

Latest budget cuts do further damage to Georgia’s ‘Cadillac model’

It would seem — perhaps out of necessity — that many of us in agriculture have mastered the art of lowered expectations. We don’t expect much, and we....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 20, 2012

Major shifts in U.S. agricultural production could be bigger problem than climate change

As the Midwest goes, so go corn prices. That’s no surprise to anyone who is remotely familiar with U.S. agriculture....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 07, 2012

Suspension of Georgia water permit applications could be harbinger of things to come

Most news media outlets in Georgia treated it as a minor item, and it wasn’t even worthy of mention out of state, but a recent action concerning the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 10, 2012

Irrigation becoming more of a necessity for farmers in Southeast

It’ll come as no surprise to many of you that irrigation was determined to be the No. 1 key in our recent listing to the Keys to Peanut Profitability....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 27, 2012

More confusion than clarification in Supreme Court’s immigration ruling

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that threw out key provisions of a controversial Arizona immigration law might have left more confusion than....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 08, 2012

Colleges, universities starting to see value of food study programs

I’ve often wondered, when looking at the “core” subjects being required by most major colleges and universities, why agriculture is rarely ever found....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 27, 2012

Nothing wrong with admitting mistake, especially when something matters

It occurred to me recently, while reading yet another meaningless apology from a celebrity who “Tweeted” something inappropriate, that we’ve become a....More
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