“This year marks the 15th class of winning Peanut Profitability Award growers, and each class continues to impress with their innovate techniques of improving profitability and bottom-line profits."...More
The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues....More
Combined, the state winners of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program have 350 years of farming experience, with scores of farming generations before them to boot. From one of the largest growers in the state to a Vietnam veteran, from a meticulous weed warrior to even a ‘city’ boy, their backgrounds and farming operations vary across the board.
The cotton market desperately needs stability—something to stop the free fall. If prices don’t bounce back between now and harvest, cotton farmers may have to wait and give the market longer to hopefully adjust back up over the winter....More