Southeast Farm Press http://southeastfarmpress.com/rss.xml en Georgia’s 2014 pecans: smaller nuts, bigger price, growing market http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-s-2014-pecans-smaller-nuts-bigger-price-growing-market <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia’s 2014 pecan crop looks to bring 85 million to 90 million pounds to market. As harvest rolls on, small nut size has been a problem due to tough summer weather, but the weather did help the crop, too. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-s-2014-pecans-smaller-nuts-bigger-price-growing-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-s-2014-pecans-smaller-nuts-bigger-price-growing-market#comments Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Pecans Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:00 +0000 110561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>GEORGIA&rsquo;S PECAN CROP size has been about the same over the last three years, running 85 million to 90 million pounds, meaning the consistency of the crop size has gotten better and not fluctuating with the &ldquo;on-year&rdquo; or &ldquo;off-year&rdquo; cycle, which in previous years would see the crop size down in the 40 million to 50-million-pound range.</p> Alabama farm bill education meetings set for December http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-farm-bill-education-meetings-set-december <div class="node-body article-body">To help Alabama farmers understand the ins and outs of 2014 Farm Bill programs, Alabama Extension will hold a series of informational meetings in December.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-farm-bill-education-meetings-set-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-farm-bill-education-meetings-set-december#comments Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Legislation Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:27:00 +0000 110551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Virginia Farm Bureau identifies critical issues for 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/virginia-farm-bureau-identifies-critical-issues-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Virginia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly. The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has organized regional meetings for farmers and their state senators and delegates in November and December. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/virginia-farm-bureau-identifies-critical-issues-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/virginia-farm-bureau-identifies-critical-issues-2015#comments Government Miscellaneous Farm Bureau Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:46:00 +0000 110541 at http://southeastfarmpress.com UT AgResearch announces 2015 field day schedule http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/ut-agresearch-announces-2015-field-day-schedule <div class="field-byline"> The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Tennessee AgResearch has released the 2015 field day schedule, which includes 11 field days and five special events. Field days are held at the 10 AgResearch and Education Centers located throughout the state. These events offer farmers, ranchers, gardeners and the general public a chance to see research findings, learn from university and industry experts and network with peers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/ut-agresearch-announces-2015-field-day-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/ut-agresearch-announces-2015-field-day-schedule#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Events Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:31:00 +0000 110531 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Agricultural alumni group honors five for contributions http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-alumni-group-honors-five-contributions <div class="field-byline"> Auburn University College of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s Hall of Honor inductees are Eric Cates of Greenville, Milborn Chesser of Fyffe and A.W. “Buck” Compton of Nanafalia. Pioneer Awards will be presented to the families of the late William Dumas and Claude Moore, both of Auburn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-alumni-group-honors-five-contributions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-alumni-group-honors-five-contributions#comments Miscellaneous Events Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:59:00 +0000 110521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com North Carolina launches AgBio[sphere] initiative http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/north-carolina-launches-agbiosphere-initiative <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina has launched a new economic development platform naming the state as the “AgBio [sphere], the complete ecosystem for ag biotechnology” that seeks to educate prospective agricultural biotechnology ventures about North Carolina’s ag biotech assets while streamlining market entry for research and business interests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/north-carolina-launches-agbiosphere-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/north-carolina-launches-agbiosphere-initiative#comments Management Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:17:00 +0000 110471 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Richard Linton, dean of North Carolina State University&rsquo;s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, says North Carolina is the best global location for an ag biotech venture such as AgBio[sphere].</p> Thrips becoming reliable pest for Georgia peanut producers http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/thrips-becoming-reliable-pest-georgia-peanut-producers <div class="node-body article-body">"This year, the thrips pressure was pretty heavy, and we saw results from both treatments. I don’t know if I can say right now if one was better than the other." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/thrips-becoming-reliable-pest-georgia-peanut-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/thrips-becoming-reliable-pest-georgia-peanut-producers#comments Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:40:00 +0000 110091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SOUTHEAST GEORGIA FARMER Greg Sikes answers questions during the 2014 Georgia Peanut Tour. Sikes discussed the thrips trials being conducted on his Bulloch County farm.&nbsp;</p> Peanut farmers, don’t get ‘complacent’ with tomato spotted wilt virus http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-farmers-don-t-get-complacent-tomato-spotted-wilt-virus <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“In the past couple of years, we’ve seen an increase, certainly not to the level it was in 1995 or 1997, but I’m seeing more and getting more reports from growers of tomato spotted wilt virus. We’re not exactly sure why."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-farmers-don-t-get-complacent-tomato-spotted-wilt-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-farmers-don-t-get-complacent-tomato-spotted-wilt-virus#comments Management Peanuts Field Crops Peanut Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:20:00 +0000 110441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PEANUT GROWERS are urged not to forget tomato spotted wilt is still out there and to continue take to take steps to reduce its risk.</p> SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 8-11 in Savannah http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/se-regional-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-jan-8-11-savannah <div class="field-byline"> Samantha Kilgore, GFVGA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is January 8-11, 2015 and will be at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event features three days of educational workshops and seminars, a two-day trade show and many networking opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/se-regional-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-jan-8-11-savannah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/se-regional-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-jan-8-11-savannah#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:48:00 +0000 110431 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Armyworm damage to Bt corn creates mystery http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/armyworm-damage-bt-corn-creates-mystery <div class="field-byline"> Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In fall 2013, Dominic Reisig got a phone call from a farmer in rural Hyde County. The farmer was growing corn, and it was literally falling apart in the field. What was going on?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/armyworm-damage-bt-corn-creates-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/armyworm-damage-bt-corn-creates-mystery#comments Grains Management Fall armyworms Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:38:00 +0000 110421 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Dominic Reisig Look for periods of volatility in 2015 beef cattle market http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/look-periods-volatility-2015-beef-cattle-market <div class="node-body article-body">“There will likely be periods of cattle price volatility when markets react to the many factors affecting beef prices."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/look-periods-volatility-2015-beef-cattle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/look-periods-volatility-2015-beef-cattle-market#comments Livestock Management Markets Beef Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:18:00 +0000 110111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE 2015 BEEF CATTLE market is fundamentally strong with expectations of reduced beef production and modestly higher cattle prices, according to Walt Prevatt, Auburn University Extension economist and professor.&nbsp;</p> Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for Jan. 15 in Tifton, Ga. http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/georgia-peanut-farm-show-set-jan-15-tifton-ga <div class="node-body article-body">Make plans now to attend the 39th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference scheduled for Jan. 15, 2015, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga. The one-day show is open to all farmers and industry representatives and free.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/georgia-peanut-farm-show-set-jan-15-tifton-ga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/georgia-peanut-farm-show-set-jan-15-tifton-ga#comments Peanuts Peanut Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:58:00 +0000 110411 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Storm damage: “My first reaction was this is gonna be a lot of work” http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/storm-damage-my-first-reaction-was-gonna-be-lot-work <div class="field-byline"> Debra Davis, Alabama Farmers Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the poultry houses appeared to be flattened, there was a small space a few feet tall where most of the chickens could move inside the collapsed structures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/storm-damage-my-first-reaction-was-gonna-be-lot-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/storm-damage-my-first-reaction-was-gonna-be-lot-work#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Weather Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:42:00 +0000 110401 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THREE POULTRY houses at Pippin Farm in Crenshaw County were heavily damaged from the storm this morning. From left are Alfa Insurance Poultry Adjuster Kent Skinner, farmer David Pippin and Alfa Insurance Agent Jimmy Morgan.</p> Alabama Farmers Federation Early cold blast to Southern states prompts livestock warning http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/early-cold-blast-southern-states-prompts-livestock-warning <div class="field-byline"> University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Livestock producers should make sure animals have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding and feed to make it through this cold spell. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/early-cold-blast-southern-states-prompts-livestock-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/early-cold-blast-southern-states-prompts-livestock-warning#comments Livestock Livestock Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0000 110391 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>BEFORE COLD SNAPS consider separating younger and thinner cows that may not have the same internal insulation as conditioned older cows.</p> What you need to know about new whole-farm revenue insurance http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance <div class="node-body article-body">Whole-Farm Revenue Protection is a new policy called for in the 2014 Farm Bill and developed by the Risk Management Agency that will allow farmers to insure all of their crops, livestock, and nursery and greenhouse crops for a revenue loss with a single policy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Crop Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:45:00 +0000 110381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PLASTIC MULCH beds ready for fall-planted vegetables in south Georgia.</p> Crop share lease: 5 important principles to follow http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-share-lease-5-important-principles-follow <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The most effective crop share lease will be structured to reward both parties in proportion to the value of contributions provided. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-share-lease-5-important-principles-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-share-lease-5-important-principles-follow#comments Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Buying/Purchasing Finance Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:25:00 +0000 110371 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IN A CROP SHARE LEASE both parties should share in total returns in the same proportion as they contribute resources.</p> U.S. soybean farmers export record 2 billion bushels, half goes to China http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-soybean-farmers-export-record-2-billion-bushels-half-goes-china <div class="field-byline"> United Soybean Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the 2013/2014 marketing year, the United States exported over 2 billion bushels of U.S. soy, valued at more than $30 billion. The year got off to a fast start, exceeding the predicted export numbers in early 2014 and finishing strong with record-size crops starting to come out of the fields. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-soybean-farmers-export-record-2-billion-bushels-half-goes-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-soybean-farmers-export-record-2-billion-bushels-half-goes-china#comments Markets Soybeans Import and Export Soybean Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:23:00 +0000 110361 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Soybean Board Ag data: its value, who owns it and where’s it going? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-its-value-who-owns-it-and-where-s-it-going <div class="node-body article-body">Terry Griffin asked the audience if anyone knew what was at the bottom of any privacy/disclosure statement, the ones you must sign to download software or to use most any digital service. No one raised a hand. “Neither do I. I never read that far either,” he said.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-its-value-who-owns-it-and-where-s-it-going" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/ag-data-its-value-who-owns-it-and-where-s-it-going#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Precision Farming Buying/Purchasing Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:14:00 +0000 110351 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A FARMER&#39;S DATA can be used to make better-informed management decisions. His data combined with other farm data can be crunched, tweezed or bludgeoned into showing trends, predict market futures or the adoption of new crop technology just to name a few potential uses for the data &ndash; all valuable uses.</p> James Butler: North Carolina’s first Extension agent, hired 107 years ago this month http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/james-butler-north-carolina-s-first-extension-agent-hired-107-years-ago-month <div class="field-byline"> N.C. State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina’s first county Extension agent was James A. Butler, who, according to the best information available, was hired Nov. 18, 1907 to work with farmers in Iredell County.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/james-butler-north-carolina-s-first-extension-agent-hired-107-years-ago-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/james-butler-north-carolina-s-first-extension-agent-hired-107-years-ago-month#comments Government Miscellaneous Groups & Organizations Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:39:00 +0000 110341 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A highway marker notes the first demonstration supervised by North Carolina&#39;s first county Extension agent, James Butler.</p> Cotton market’s bottom looks firmer, buyers still stay away http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-market-s-bottom-looks-firmer-buyers-still-stay-away <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cotton market (Dec14) is giving the appearance of strengthening support, as the bottom appears to be firming. But beware, anything can still happen. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-market-s-bottom-looks-firmer-buyers-still-stay-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-market-s-bottom-looks-firmer-buyers-still-stay-away#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:07:00 +0000 110281 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SOUTHEAST CASH/SPOT price for cotton grading 31-3/34 is currently +225 points December futures. This is 275 points higher than the standard 41-4/34.</p> South Carolina AgriBiz & Farm Expo focuses on precision agriculture http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/south-carolina-agribiz-farm-expo-focuses-precision-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Precision agriculture will be the focus of the educational sessions of the third annual SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo set for Wednesday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, S.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/south-carolina-agribiz-farm-expo-focuses-precision-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/south-carolina-agribiz-farm-expo-focuses-precision-agriculture#comments Equipment Management Miscellaneous Precision Farming Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:10:00 +0000 110171 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The third annual SC AgriBiz &amp; Farm Expo is set for Wednesday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, S.C.</p> Lack of pasture grass may lead cattle to feed on dangerous green acorns http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/lack-pasture-grass-may-lead-cattle-feed-dangerous-green-acorns <div class="field-byline"> Frank Watson, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quercus poisoning occurs when cattle consume too many oak buds or acorns. Most animals are susceptible, but cattle and sheep are most often affected by this malady.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/lack-pasture-grass-may-lead-cattle-feed-dangerous-green-acorns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/lack-pasture-grass-may-lead-cattle-feed-dangerous-green-acorns#comments Livestock Cattle Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:44:00 +0000 110271 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Sharon Dowdy/University of Georgia Record yields predicted for some Southeast farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/record-yields-predicted-some-southeast-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">If the recent USDA crop production forecast holds true, farmers in some Southeast states are eyeing what could be record-setting yields for soybeans and corn in 2014.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/record-yields-predicted-some-southeast-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/record-yields-predicted-some-southeast-farmers#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Government USDA Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:17:00 +0000 110261 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Alabama’s Corn and Wheat Short Course Dec. 15 http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/alabama-s-corn-and-wheat-short-course-dec-15 <div class="node-body article-body">The Alabama Extension’s 2014 Corn and Wheat Short Course is set for Dec. 15-16 and will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/alabama-s-corn-and-wheat-short-course-dec-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/alabama-s-corn-and-wheat-short-course-dec-15#comments Grains Management Corn Wheat Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:28:00 +0000 110241 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Four things you need to know about the cotton market http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/four-things-you-need-know-about-cotton-market <div class="node-body article-body">“Sure, China has a lot of cotton, and if they buy it and don’t use it, yes, we have a world-record amount of cotton, but if it’s sitting in China and not being used, then effectively we don’t have nearly the stocks that we think we have."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/four-things-you-need-know-about-cotton-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/four-things-you-need-know-about-cotton-market#comments Cotton Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Sun, 09 Nov 2014 19:55:00 +0000 110101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SEVERAL FACTORS HAVE contributed to the downward trend of cotton prices in recent months, including China&rsquo;s position in the market.&nbsp;</p> Lapsed tax incentives you need to know as lame duck Congress convenes http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/lapsed-tax-incentives-you-need-know-lame-duck-congress-convenes <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Bureau puts a priority on tax code provisions that give farm and ranch businesses the ability to deduct expenses immediately instead of having to depreciate them over time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/lapsed-tax-incentives-you-need-know-lame-duck-congress-convenes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/lapsed-tax-incentives-you-need-know-lame-duck-congress-convenes#comments Government Management Accounting System Management Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:16:00 +0000 110231 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Not surprised Southeast ranked “Best Places to Farm” http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm <div class="node-body blog-body">If you can eat it, drink it, wear it or smoke it, we can produce it in the South.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Management Farm Press Blog Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:09:00 +0000 110221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Why FSA should consider changing farm bill sign-up deadlines http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-fsa-should-consider-changing-farm-bill-sign-deadlines <div class="field-byline"> Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because the crop program decision for the farm bill covers the current 2014 crop year and involves a choice among three program options, delaying the election until late in the election period reduces the risk of electing a program with lower expected payments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-fsa-should-consider-changing-farm-bill-sign-deadlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-fsa-should-consider-changing-farm-bill-sign-deadlines#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Legislation USDA Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:59:00 +0000 110211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com NC State Plant Science Research Complex working toward a 2020 opening http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nc-state-plant-science-research-complex-working-toward-2020-opening <div class="node-body article-body">If all goes as planned, by the year 2020 students at North Carolina State University will be working alongside leading researchers in the plant sciences in a first-of-its-kind facility on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nc-state-plant-science-research-complex-working-toward-2020-opening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nc-state-plant-science-research-complex-working-toward-2020-opening#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Crops Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:29:00 +0000 109901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Steve Lommel, left, associate dean and director for the N.C. Agricultural Research Service in North Carolina State University&rsquo;s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton say a new Plant Science Research Complex on NC State&rsquo;s Centennial Campus would allow for interdisciplinary research, making it the premier plant sciences research complex in the nation.</p> Farm Bill: What you need to do to start getting benefits http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-what-you-need-do-start-getting-benefits <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers have until Feb. 27 to update their yield history and reallocate their base acreage for the 2014 farm bill and officials with USDA’s Farm Service Agency or urging farmers to come by their local FSA office and complete the paperwork as soon as possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-what-you-need-do-start-getting-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-what-you-need-do-start-getting-benefits#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Crops Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:57:00 +0000 110161 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Ron Garrett, FSA county executive director for Bertie, Gates and Northhampton Counties in North Carolina, says the concept of generic base in the new farm program is particularly beneficial to northeastern North Carolina farmers due to the large amount of cotton base acres in the state.</p>