Farm Press Blog en Weaning replacement heifers isn’t just nerve-racking for the bovine <div class="node-body blog-body">The whole process appears similar to Rush Week at any SEC school in the August heat. The summer of parental oversight and daily support has come to an end, fall semester classes and socials are about to begin, and a new adventure awaits the nervous but excited females.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Livestock Cattle Farm Press Blog Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:16:00 +0000 122181 at ‘Mr. Peanut’ Frank McGill at 91 still has it <div class="node-body blog-body">Peanuts and good storytelling must be, at least in part, keys to a long, fruitful life. If you doubt this, take a look at Frank McGill.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Groups & Organizations Peanut Farm Press Blog Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:25:00 +0000 122001 at La Niña nears: You remember what it can do to Deep South weather? <div class="node-body blog-body">The El Niño-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, is in a neutral condition right now but showing signs of heading into its La Niña phase, which has its own particular effect on Southern weather. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Risk Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Equipment Livestock La Nina Farm Press Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:27:00 +0000 121581 at Peanut industry goes after millennials, rallies behind its sustainability <div class="node-body blog-body">Ringing the “sustainable ag” bell is nothing new, but how and by whom that bells is rang today is different.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanut Farm Press Blog Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:28:00 +0000 121361 at Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway <div class="node-body blog-body">Chris and I loaded up again and sped toward the highway to find the two heifers grazing calmly on the right of way as vacationers and 18-wheelers flew past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Equipment Livestock Agenda Beef Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 121121 at Antics at the summer bachelor pad known as the ‘Bull Pasture’ <div class="node-body blog-body">The Bull Pasture has its own special arrangements for the beloved boys of summer. Custom made for their hooting pleasure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Cattle Farm Press Blog Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000 120751 at The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved <div class="node-body blog-body">My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Legislative Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Fruits Legislation Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 120671 at Daddy is still with us, though in a different way now <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s something about a sunset on a warm spring evening in Alabama that blurs the line between heaven and earth.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Beef Farm Press Blog Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:01:00 +0000 120521 at This fox got stuck in a peanut butter jar, but that’s not what’s weird <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We&rsquo;ve all been there: Eyeing that last bit of peanut butter enticingly stuck at the bottom of the jar, pondering ways to get at it. For one fox, reaching for that last lick of peanut butter almost turned deadly.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanut Farm Press Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 19:52:00 +0000 120361 at 1 million miles of pipe and other surprising water trivia <div class="node-body blog-body">16 water-related trivia questions unrelated to agriculture to awe and bore your party guests with.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Legislative Peanuts Soybeans Livestock Management Energy Sustainable Agriculture Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 May 2016 19:49:00 +0000 120211 at Farm economy gets sobering testimony <div class="node-body blog-body">Testimonies given at the House Committee on Agriculture’s “Focus on the Farm Economy” hearings were sobering and vividly framed just how bad the current farm economic crisis is in the country.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Legislative Outlook Corn Peanuts Soybeans Livestock Inputs Legislation Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:11:00 +0000 119901 at Achieving record yields begins with winning attitude <div class="node-body blog-body">Just as champion athletes know that a winning attitude is the key to success, champion farmers know that the right attitude is the key to achieving maximum yields. In interviews and speeches, David Hula, the Charles City, Va. farmer who achieved the world record corn yield of 532 bushels per acre last year, emphasizes the first step to achieving maximum corn yields is a positive attitude.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Corn Farm Press Blog Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:41:00 +0000 119501 at Seeing the ranch through a little girl’s eyes again <div class="node-body blog-body">Three-year-old Llona’s inaugural visit to our cattle ranch was full of options, but she knew how to prioritize her special day with daddy while mommy was working. “I want to pet the horses first,” she said.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Cattle Farm Press Blog Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:40:00 +0000 119731 at <p>Llona</p> With ag trade to Cuba, Southeast states are ahead of the rest <div class="node-body blog-body">Virginia recently passed Georgia as the No. 1 state in the country for farm and forestry exports to Cuba.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislative Corn Risk Management Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Equipment Livestock Import and Export Legislation Farm Press Blog Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:24:00 +0000 119321 at <p>A ship at the Port of New Orleans. Photo courtesy of the United Soybean Board.</p> First soybean crop in North America was planted spring 1765 in Georgia <div class="node-body blog-body">The first soybeans ever planted in North America came from an Englishman who didn’t want to leave the Southern charms of Savannah.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Soybean Farm Press Blog Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:37:00 +0000 119101 at <p>From left, Richard Wilkins, president of American Soybean Association from Greenwood DE; Walter Godwin, president of the Georgia/Florida Soybean Association from Pelham Ga; Elyse Butler, coordinator of the Historical Marker Program for the Georgia Historical Society from Savannah Ga; and Greg Mims, chairman of the Georgia Soybean Commodity Commission from Donaldsonville Ga. Photo by Erica Denney.</p>