Another year closes on Southeast agriculture, a year with many challenges and triumphs. But that's not unusual. Before we all have to remember to write 2014 instead of 2013, take a few minutes to see, and read if you missed, the top 10 most-read stories at Southeast Farm Press in 2013.
From a crop consultant who had an unlucky encounter with two rattlesnakes in a soybean field to a Southeast corn grower who broke the 400-bushel-per-acre barrier to what China does to global commodities markets, it was an interesting year.
Southeast Farm Press Top 10 most-read stories of 2013
#1 Two rattlesnakes bite Georgia crop consultant scouting soybean field
#2 Randy Dowdy breaks 400-bushel corn barrier in challenging year
#3 John Shepherd growing high yielding grain on rebuilt land
#4 Corn yield champ says challenge is to change
#5 Photos: Winter tomato harvest starts at Florida's Beli Farms
#6 Demand, interest in hops soaring in North Carolina
#7 Chinese peanut buying spree quickly changing industry dynamics
#8 Some bullishness expected to continue in U.S. corn market
#9 China making cotton market nervous
#10 Wearable computers could make steep inroads into farming