Southeast Farm Press http://southeastfarmpress.com/rss.xml en Sunbelt Field Day: Education, top products come together July 9 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/sunbelt-field-day-education-top-products-come-together-july-9 <div class="node-body article-body">The Sunbelt Agriculture Expo Field Day is the best chance to visit one of the Southeast’s premier educational and research facilities for the Southeast’s top commodities, and where the latest crop technologies, products and varieties can be seen in a half-day visit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/sunbelt-field-day-education-top-products-come-together-july-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/sunbelt-field-day-education-top-products-come-together-july-9#comments Equipment Miscellaneous Cotton Grains Soybean Sunbelt Expo Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:16:00 +0000 114781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Sunbelt Ag Field Day will be July 9 at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo show site at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga. Registration is free for anyone who works in agriculture. It all starts 7:15 a.m. with breakfast.</p> Cotton Field Day set for Aug. 11 http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-field-day-set-aug-11 <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Virginia/Northeast North Carolina Cotton Field Day is set for Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, Va.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-field-day-set-aug-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-field-day-set-aug-11#comments Cotton Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:02:00 +0000 114761 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Lowest US cotton acreage in three decades? So, what now? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lowest-us-cotton-acreage-three-decades-so-what-now <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA estimate is 8.998 million cotton acres. If realized, this would be the lowest US cotton plantings since 1983.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lowest-us-cotton-acreage-three-decades-so-what-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lowest-us-cotton-acreage-three-decades-so-what-now#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:33:00 +0000 114751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Cotton prices are tempting to break out of their sideways pattern and had actually been attempting to do so even before June 30 numbers&mdash;ending last week at over 67 cents. Producers are waiting on a move to 70 cents.</p> Tobacco farmers worried about making grade, diseases http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-worried-about-making-grade-diseases <div class="field-byline"> Rocky Womack, Contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pierce County, Ga., tobacco farmer Scott Strickland started planting April 13, around the time13 inches of rain fell in south Georgia, preventing growers from planting. . </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-worried-about-making-grade-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-worried-about-making-grade-diseases#comments Tobacco Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:13:00 +0000 114741 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Pierce County, Ga., tobacco farmer Scott Strickland at the 2015 Georgia Tobacco Tour in early June.</p> Rocky Womack Alabama to enforce catfish labeling and gets official ag bug http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-enforce-catfish-labeling-and-gets-official-ag-bug <div class="field-byline"> ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley June 30 signed two Alabama Farmers Federation priority bills dealing with country of origin labeling and the queen honeybee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-enforce-catfish-labeling-and-gets-official-ag-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-enforce-catfish-labeling-and-gets-official-ag-bug#comments Cotton Government Livestock Soybeans Crops Catfish Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:56:00 +0000 114731 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley</p> A quick guide to PGR requirements for popular cotton varieties http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/quick-guide-pgr-requirements-popular-cotton-varieties <div class="field-byline"> Jared Whitaker, University of Georgia agronomist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plant growth regulator applications are often necessary in cotton to reduce vegetative growth and maintain a manageable crop in Georgia. Making PGR decisions can be difficult because of the many factors that need to be considered. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/quick-guide-pgr-requirements-popular-cotton-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/quick-guide-pgr-requirements-popular-cotton-varieties#comments Cotton Management Cotton Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:14:00 +0000 114721 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Cotton variety plays a role in making proper PGR decisions since some cotton varieties need to be monitored closely and heavily managed while some are sensitive, and overuse may negatively impact growth and development, and ultimately yield.&nbsp;</p> Checklist: You might be a female rancher if … http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/checklist-you-might-be-female-rancher-if <div class="node-body blog-body">With the onslaught of checklists and online quizzes that dominate popular culture and social media, my sister and I decided to compile our own list to help our fellow ladies in the agricultural world validate their status as female farming forces. </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/checklist-you-might-be-female-rancher-if" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/checklist-you-might-be-female-rancher-if#comments Livestock Management Cattle Farm Press Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:48:00 +0000 114691 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Rachel Bearden, the author&rsquo;s sister, and her beloved cow Miranda.</p> Case IH introduces new Precision Air 5 Series Air Carts http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/case-ih-introduces-new-precision-air-5-series-air-carts <div class="field-byline"> Case </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Case IH recently introduced its new Precision Air 5 series air carts, developed to get the most from every plant’s potential through highly accurate seed and fertilizer placement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/case-ih-introduces-new-precision-air-5-series-air-carts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/case-ih-introduces-new-precision-air-5-series-air-carts#comments Equipment Equipment & Supplies Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:49:00 +0000 114681 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Case IH new Precision Air 5 series air cart.</p> Case American Farm Bureau says July 4 cookout will cost less this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/american-farm-bureau-says-july-4-cookout-will-cost-less-year <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost for a summer cookout for 10 is $55.84, or $5.58 per person. That’s about a 3-percent decrease compared to a year ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/american-farm-bureau-says-july-4-cookout-will-cost-less-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/american-farm-bureau-says-july-4-cookout-will-cost-less-year#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Crops American Farm Bureau Federation Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:36:00 +0000 114671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Watch for fall armyworms in summer grass forages http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/watch-fall-armyworms-summer-grass-forages <div class="field-byline"> Kathy Flanders, Auburn University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We know hot and dry weather is better for fall armyworms than for their natural enemies. Therefore, it makes sense to start scouting now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/watch-fall-armyworms-summer-grass-forages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/watch-fall-armyworms-summer-grass-forages#comments Livestock Management Annual Beef Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:58:00 +0000 114661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com University of Georgia Women in ag: Plowing new ground in Alabama http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama <div class="field-byline"> Marlee Moore, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Women in agriculture must do a superior job in the same field as men to prove themselves,” said Delle Bean, who operates Del-Ray Ranch in Alabama with her husband, Ray. “We’re not accepted until we’re seen in action.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Markets Soybeans Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:06:00 +0000 114621 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Wendy Yeager is the primary operator of the 940-acre Bell Place Farm in Alabama.</p> ALFA Pre-emergent herbicides critical for corn http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pre-emergent-herbicides-critical-corn <div class="node-body article-body">The use of pre-emergent herbicides in corn is an important management practice for controlling weeds during the critical period from emergence to canopy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pre-emergent-herbicides-critical-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/pre-emergent-herbicides-critical-corn#comments Grains Management Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:53:00 +0000 114531 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Michael&nbsp;</span>Flessner<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">, Virginia Cooperative Extension weed specialist, says starter fertilizers are vital to control weeds and achieve maximum yield potential.</span></p> Don’t want to endanger your soul http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul <div class="node-body blog-body">The truck driver, a lovely Haitian lady, smiled and waved. I took her picture and she smiled and waved some more. But some of the fieldworkers made it clear they didn’t want their pictures taken. And that was OK, too.</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/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul#comments Cotton Grains Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Human Resources Vegetables Farm Press Blog Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:37:00 +0000 114611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Haitian woman drives the truck during sweet corn harvest in south Georgia.</p> (Gallery) There’s a mule train in that field http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-there-s-mule-train-field <div class="node-body gallery-body">One of the pleasures of summer is eating fresh sweet corn, but harvesting it is very labor intensive. To get the vegetable grain out of the field in a timely way, many growers use the mule train. It’s something to see in action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-there-s-mule-train-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-there-s-mule-train-field#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Vegetables Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:25:00 +0000 114601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Variety selection critical to reducing disease risk http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-selection-critical-reducing-disease-risk <div class="node-body article-body">Variety selection plays an important role in reducing risk to disease in field crops, according to Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-selection-critical-reducing-disease-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-selection-critical-reducing-disease-risk#comments Cotton Grains Management Soybeans Leaf Disease Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:45:00 +0000 114521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist, explains diseases that impact soybeans as Ed Hobbs, ag technician at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, Va. helps with the posters.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> Southeastern farmers endorse students for $54,000 in scholarships http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/southeastern-farmers-endorse-students-54000-scholarships <div class="node-body article-body">Thirty-six students from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland and Delaware were awarded a total of $54,000 in college scholarships this spring from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/southeastern-farmers-endorse-students-54000-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/southeastern-farmers-endorse-students-54000-scholarships#comments Miscellaneous Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:23:00 +0000 114591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Southeastern farmers endorse students for $54,000 in scholarships http://southeastfarmpress.com/southeastern-farmers-endorse-students-54000-scholarships <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Thirty-six students from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland and Delaware were awarded a total of $54,000 in college scholarships this spring from America&rsquo;s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.</p> <p>The new program encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 scholarships to support their education. Farmers played a vital role by promoting the opportunity to local students and endorsing their applications.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/southeastern-farmers-endorse-students-54000-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000 114581 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Food future: Setting the table for a hotter, flatter and crowded world http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/food-future-setting-table-hotter-flatter-and-crowded-world <div class="field-byline"> Susan Benson, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Population growth is the mother off all these ‘”wicked problems,” followed by food supply, water supply, climate change, energy, health and poverty, says Sonny Ramaswamy, director of Clemson University’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/food-future-setting-table-hotter-flatter-and-crowded-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/food-future-setting-table-hotter-flatter-and-crowded-world#comments Government Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:05:00 +0000 114571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Sunbelt Expo is a top location for large-scale cotton weed research http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/sunbelt-expo-top-location-large-scale-cotton-weed-research <div class="node-body article-body">For Stanley Culpepper, his largest, on-farm cotton weed research takes place in Macon County, Ga., the place where a decade ago the first glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in the world was confirmed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/sunbelt-expo-top-location-large-scale-cotton-weed-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/sunbelt-expo-top-location-large-scale-cotton-weed-research#comments Cotton Management Cotton Resistant Weeds Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:47:00 +0000 114561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>WHEN farmers face low cotton prices, trying to look to what inputs they can cut, weed management has proven not to be a place to look for those cuts, at least not for those facing resistance management.</p> Neonicotinoid resistance? Virginia looks to new thrips control http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/neonicotinoid-resistance-virginia-looks-new-thrips-control <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Virginia’s Tech’s Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk are conducting field trials to examine a number of practices and compounds to control thrips in cotton and peanuts with some showing good promise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/neonicotinoid-resistance-virginia-looks-new-thrips-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/neonicotinoid-resistance-virginia-looks-new-thrips-control#comments Cotton Management Cotton Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:24:00 +0000 114511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">​Ames Herbert, professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, says it is critical to look at all available control methods for&nbsp;thrips&nbsp;as there is growing evidence&nbsp; in the U.S. Cotton Belt of&nbsp;neonicotinoid&nbsp;insecticide resistance.</p> Summer: More hot, dry weather is not what farmers want to hear http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear <div class="field-byline"> David Zierden, Florida climatologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hot and dry conditions during critical point in the growing season is looking more and more like a reality that has to be dealt with. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Drought Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:07:00 +0000 114551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Right now, hot and drier is a good possibility for the next two weeks or so in the Southeast, and it could persist well into the second half of summer.</p> When is hay dry enough? http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/when-hay-dry-enough <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Each producer’s situation will be somewhat different because of equipment, storage technique and climatic differences. Hay growers should allow for the effect these factors might have to find out what target bale moisture is right.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/when-hay-dry-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/when-hay-dry-enough#comments Livestock Cattle Hay and Hay Products Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:03:00 +0000 114541 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Doug Mayo/University of Florida A look at the commodity programs farmers pick and why http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why <div class="field-byline"> Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess &amp; Nick Paulson, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FSA recently released enrollment data shows farmers will use revenue-based programs, particularly those of relatively straight-forward design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crop Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:40:00 +0000 114441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Overall, there is a geographical pattern to farm bill commodity program choices made by farmers.</p> (Gallery) Virginia field day looks at early crop progress http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-virginia-field-day-looks-early-crop-progress <div class="node-body gallery-body">This yea'rs Early Summer Row Crops Tour drew a crowd of 100 farmers and others to the Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center Research Farm in Suffolk, Va. June 4. The field day examined insects, diseases and agronomics in corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-virginia-field-day-looks-early-crop-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-virginia-field-day-looks-early-crop-progress#comments Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:50:00 +0000 114491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span>This year&#39;s&nbsp; Early Summer Row Crops Tour drew a crowd of 100 farmers and others to the Tidewater Agricultural Research &amp; Extension&nbsp; Center Research Farm in Suffolk, Va. June 4. The field day examined insects, diseases and&nbsp;</span>agronomics<span>&nbsp;in corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans. Here, Ames Smith, professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, shows thrips&nbsp;damage to young cotton.</span></p> Southern Peanut Growers Conference starts July 23 http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/southern-peanut-growers-conference-starts-july-23 <div class="node-body article-body">Mark your calendars for the 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 23-25 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. This year's conference “Planting Our Future” offers farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, market growth and production issues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/southern-peanut-growers-conference-starts-july-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/southern-peanut-growers-conference-starts-july-23#comments Peanuts Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:23:00 +0000 114481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 23-25 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.</p> Maryland Soybean Board funds nutrient research http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/maryland-soybean-board-funds-nutrient-research <div class="node-body article-body">The Maryland Soybean Board is funding a multi-year project lead by the U.S. Geological Survey to monitor the nutrient quality and the age of groundwater as it leaves farm fields along the Upper Chester River continues in Queen Anne’s County.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/maryland-soybean-board-funds-nutrient-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/maryland-soybean-board-funds-nutrient-research#comments Soybeans Soybean Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:19:00 +0000 114471 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Delaware Soybean Board funds record amount in research http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/delaware-soybean-board-funds-record-amount-research <div class="node-body article-body">The Delaware Soybean Board has funded a record $84,293.66 in research at the University of Delaware.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/delaware-soybean-board-funds-record-amount-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/delaware-soybean-board-funds-record-amount-research#comments Soybeans Soybean Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:05:00 +0000 114461 at http://southeastfarmpress.com House ag committee moves to amend U.S. Cotton Futures Act http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/house-ag-committee-moves-amend-us-cotton-futures-act <div class="node-body article-body">H.R. 2620 would amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to allow for the development of certain new cotton futures contracts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/house-ag-committee-moves-amend-us-cotton-futures-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/house-ag-committee-moves-amend-us-cotton-futures-act#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:34:00 +0000 114451 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>H.R. 2620 would amend the law to allow U.S.-based futures exchanges flexibility in handling foreign-grown cotton and foreign delivery points.</p> What is the best wheat variety to grow in North Carolina? http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/what-best-wheat-variety-grow-north-carolina <div class="node-body article-body">As small grains breeder at North Carolina State University, Paul Murphy is often asked what is the best wheat variety to grow in North Carolina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/what-best-wheat-variety-grow-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/what-best-wheat-variety-grow-north-carolina#comments Grains Seed Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:16:00 +0000 114151 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Paul Murphy, small grains breeder at North Carolina State University, says some wheat varieties are better for a particular operation, depending on production problems like soil born mosaic virus or if a farmer no-tills into corn stubble or has a history of a Hessian fly problem.</p> Tobacco could be new source for sought-after vaccine compound http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-sought-after-vaccine-compound <div class="node-body article-body">Squalene is a funny sounding compound that most people have never heard of, but it has the potential to be a new market for tobacco and a company called SynShark is taking steps to turn tobacco into the product.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-sought-after-vaccine-compound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-sought-after-vaccine-compound#comments Markets Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:06:00 +0000 114141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Squalene was one of two new uses for tobacco highlighted at the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase May 19 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Another company showcased its plans to use tobacco as an alternative to corn for ethanol production.</p>