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 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
in Farm Press Blog Apr 03, 2012

Don’t let your rearview mirror be bigger than your windshield

With the meeting season winding down, and farmers beginning to plant 2012 crops, Auburn University Extension economist Max Runge — speaking at a....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 09, 2012

Peanut research dollars desperately needed to continue current production momentum

Farmers who have been growing peanuts for several decades probably never imagined a day when they could plant varieties so genetically superior that....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 02, 2012

No progress seen on U.S. immigration until after 2012 election cycle

Bob Redding, who lobbies on behalf of agricultural interests in Washington, D.C., had no illusions of being a crowd favorite at the recent Southeast....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 09, 2012

Education, farmers’ willingness to learn remain keys to the success of agriculture

One of the most profound misconceptions I’ve had the pleasure of disproving over the years is that farmers are resistant to change, or that they’re....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 02, 2011

State legislatures create problems with strict immigration reforms

With the issue of migrant farm labor hitting a fever-pitch in the Southeast — especially in states like Alabama and Georgia — it might be a good time....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 03, 2011

Negotiations in the coming weeks, months signal a certain end to current farm policy

During the recent Southern Region Agricultural Outlook Conference in Atlanta, Oklahoma State University Extension Economist Larry Sanders became....More
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