Southeast Farm Press http://southeastfarmpress.com/rss.xml en SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo offers education, innovation and connections http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/sc-agribiz-farm-expo-offers-education-innovation-and-connections <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers from across the Carolinas will gather in Florence, S.C. Jan. 14 – 15 for the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo which was established as an umbrella event for all aspects of agriculture and agribusiness, according to Jody Martin, the expo’s president and CEO.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/sc-agribiz-farm-expo-offers-education-innovation-and-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/sc-agribiz-farm-expo-offers-education-innovation-and-connections#comments Equipment Management Tradeshows Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:46:00 +0000 111201 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The&nbsp; Sc AgriBiz and Farm Expo, set for Jan. 14-15 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, S.C., will feature more than 130 key agricultural exhibitors.</p> Regulations struggle to keep up with UAVs http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/regulations-struggle-keep-uavs <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s becoming clearer as time goes on that the adoption of UAVs at the farm level won’t happen nearly as quickly as GPS guidance and other technologies that fall under the heading of “precision agriculture.” </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/regulations-struggle-keep-uavs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/regulations-struggle-keep-uavs#comments Equipment Government Management Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:18:00 +0000 110931 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cotton market end of year thoughts and looking to 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-market-end-year-thoughts-and-looking-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In conversation with cotton growers over the past few weeks, it seems many have taken the available LDP and sold any remaining uncommitted cotton. </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/markets/cotton-market-end-year-thoughts-and-looking-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-market-end-year-thoughts-and-looking-2015#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:19:00 +0000 111271 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>COTTON PRICES for next year&rsquo;s crop (Dec15 futures) are currently around 66 cents. This is not a profitable price, and most observers seem to feel US cotton acreage will decline, perhaps significantly.</p> Kentucky fruit and vegetable conference set for Jan. 5-6 http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/kentucky-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-set-jan-5-6-0 <div class="field-byline"> Aimee Nielson, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 5 until 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/kentucky-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-set-jan-5-6-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/kentucky-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-set-jan-5-6-0#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:25:00 +0000 111261 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show Feb. 11 http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/northwest-florida-beef-conference-and-trade-show-feb-11 <div class="node-body article-body">The 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be Feb. 11 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. Registration and the trade show open at 7:30 a.m. central time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/northwest-florida-beef-conference-and-trade-show-feb-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/northwest-florida-beef-conference-and-trade-show-feb-11#comments Livestock Beef Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:52:00 +0000 111251 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be Feb. 11 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center in Marianna, Florida.&nbsp;</p> Class of 2015 sought for Peanut Profitability Awards http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/class-2015-sought-peanut-profitability-awards <div class="node-body article-body">“Peanut Profitability has set a standard of excellence over the years, and while it has never been an easy honor to earn, I expect another fine group of nominees in 2015.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/class-2015-sought-peanut-profitability-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/class-2015-sought-peanut-profitability-awards#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:24:00 +0000 110571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>NOMINATIONS ARE NOW being accepted for the 2015 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards. Despite less-than-ideal growing conditions in the lower Southeast this past year, peanut yields were generally good throughout the U.S. Peanut Belt, pushing 3,900 pounds per acre.&nbsp;</p> NCDA&CS offers risk-management classes for farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/ncdacs-offers-risk-management-classes-farmers <div class="field-byline"> North Carolina Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will offer a series of risk- management workshops across the state in January through March. The workshops will focus on managing price volatility and identifying macro indicators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/ncdacs-offers-risk-management-classes-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/ncdacs-offers-risk-management-classes-farmers#comments Management Markets Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:54:00 +0000 111241 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Forage: “Unless you test, it’s just a guess” http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-unless-you-test-it-s-just-guess <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer Johnson, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Forage testing is one of the most underutilized tools available to producers in the Southeast. There are many justifications given for not testing our forage, but the fact remains that you cannot touch, smell, taste, or see forage quality. Unless you test, it’s just a guess!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-unless-you-test-it-s-just-guess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-unless-you-test-it-s-just-guess#comments Livestock Livestock Pasture Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:22:00 +0000 111231 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia’s Randy Dowdy hits 503-bushel corn to top national contest (variety update) http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/georgia-s-randy-dowdy-hits-503-bushel-corn-top-national-contest-variety-update <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy continues to lift the corn yield bar, clocking 503 bushels per acre this year to top the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest, setting the highest yield ever in the 50 years of the competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/georgia-s-randy-dowdy-hits-503-bushel-corn-top-national-contest-variety-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/georgia-s-randy-dowdy-hits-503-bushel-corn-top-national-contest-variety-update#comments Grains Corn Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:39:00 +0000 111181 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>GEORGIA FARMER RANDY Dowdy topped 503 bushels per acre in 2014, the highest ever yield for the National Corn Yield Contest.</p> Researchers track consumers’ eye movements to learn plant preferences http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/researchers-track-consumers-eye-movements-learn-plant-preferences <div class="field-byline"> Brad Buck, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With results of a new national study, researchers now know that computer software allows researchers to link eye movements to the plants people buy, a finding that can tell retailers more about how to use signs to lure potential buyers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/researchers-track-consumers-eye-movements-learn-plant-preferences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/researchers-track-consumers-eye-movements-learn-plant-preferences#comments Miscellaneous Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:01:00 +0000 111161 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Researchers at several universities studied consumers&#39; eye movements while they looked at retail plant displays, such as this one. They found a connection between eye gazing and traits consumers seek when they buy plants, the first such documented evidence. The finding could help retailers as they display their plants.</p> Georgia campaign helps farmers get certified organic http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-campaign-helps-farmers-get-certified-organic <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Organics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nationwide sales of organic products jumped to $35.1 billion in 2013, up 11.5 percent from the previous year and the fastest growth rate in five years, according to the Organic Trade Association. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-campaign-helps-farmers-get-certified-organic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-campaign-helps-farmers-get-certified-organic#comments Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 111151 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, Georgia has over 42,000 farms, but only 70 farms are certified organic.</p> Georgia collecting ag irrigation water-use data http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/georgia-collecting-ag-irrigation-water-use-data <div class="node-body article-body">During the month of December Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission staff, assisted by Georgia Forestry Commission, will be collecting water use data from meters installed on agricultural irrigation systems. Since 2003, more than 13,000 water meters have been installed to monitor agricultural water usage in Georgia. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/georgia-collecting-ag-irrigation-water-use-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/georgia-collecting-ag-irrigation-water-use-data#comments Equipment Management Miscellaneous Irrigation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:53:00 +0000 111141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Grafting: Symposium to showcase, teach benefits for Southeast vegetables http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/grafting-symposium-showcase-teach-benefits-southeast-vegetables <div class="node-body article-body">The 3rd National Vegetable Grafting Symposium: “Growing New Roots for the Vegetable Industry in the U.S.” will be Jan. 8, 2015 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/grafting-symposium-showcase-teach-benefits-southeast-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/grafting-symposium-showcase-teach-benefits-southeast-vegetables#comments Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:38:00 +0000 111111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Ohio State University Tough weed: Reward versus risk of new auxin seeds, herbicides on the farm http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm <div class="node-body article-body">There is little question that growers, particularly Southeast cotton growers, need the new auxin-tolerant crops and other herbicides hovering over the horizon as they continue their costly dance with herbicide-resistant weeds. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Soybeans Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:27:00 +0000 111091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Research and growers have caught up with resistant weeds like pigweed, and programs using Roundup or Liberty or a combination of the two with residuals plus a little hand weeding as needed now work for cotton growers. But even with new seed traits resistant to new formulations of auxin herbicides, &quot;an economically sustainable (weed) program continues to elude us,&quot; says Georgia weed specialist.</p> GMO labeling: Advocates like transparency, opponents dislike the cost http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost <div class="node-body article-body">The panelists for a discussion on “is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon” at the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit held Nov. 18 in Raleigh included those who see the need for mandatory GMO labeling and those who are opposed to the idea.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Precision Farming Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:04:00 +0000 110801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Panelists discussing &ldquo;is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon&rdquo; during the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit at North Carolina State University in Raleighn Nov. 18 were from left Scott Faber, Michael Hansen, Bo Stone, Kevin Folta and Phil Miller.</p> “The only thing that will feed the world is farmers” http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture needs to avoid claiming that biotechnology will feed the world, says Steve Savage, a worldwide expert on agricultural technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Management Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:55:00 +0000 110791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Steve Savage says biotechnology alone cannot feed the world. &ldquo;The only thing that will feed the world is farmers,&rdquo; he said at a forum on agricultural biotechnology held Nov. 18 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.</p> North Carolina State University What’s new in Farm Bill other than commodity programs? http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs <div class="node-body article-body">“For ‘next-generation’ farmers and ranchers, which is how the bill refers to beginning farmers, the new legislation provides $100 million for the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development program to facilitate farmland transition to the next generation of farmers."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs#comments Government Management Markets Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 110511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IN THE AREA of conservation, the new Farm Bill consolidates conservation programs for more flexibility, accountability and adaptability at the local level.&nbsp;</p> Tennessee launches program to boost state’s beef herd http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tennessee-launches-program-boost-state-s-beef-herd <div class="field-byline"> University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Tennessee has the land capacity to support beef herd expansion and to recapture our share of the U.S. market.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tennessee-launches-program-boost-state-s-beef-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tennessee-launches-program-boost-state-s-beef-herd#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:38:00 +0000 111071 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>UTIA WILL MAKE room at its Dairy AgResearch and Education Center in Lewisburg for 100 beef heifers consigned by farmers from across Tennessee for a development program with the goal of increasing cattle numbers in the state.</p> Deltapine’s ready with two Flex and five XtendFlex cotton varieties http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto’s Deltapine unit plans to offer five new cotton varieties containing the new Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton traits for the 2015 season, if it can get the final federal approval.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties#comments Cotton Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 111061 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Program offers more disaster coverage for fruit, vegetables and other specialty crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops <div class="node-body article-body">The new options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup, and energy crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Government Crop Fruits Vegetables Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:42:00 +0000 111051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>With the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, producers can now choose higher levels of coverage, up to 65 percent of their expected production at 100 percent of the average market price.</p> Why fire and longleaf pines are good for longbeards http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-fire-and-longleaf-pines-are-good-longbeards <div class="field-byline"> Derek Alkire, National Wild Turkey Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ability to burn in a longleaf stand proves vital to wild turkeys and other wildlife species because of their preference for early successional habitat. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-fire-and-longleaf-pines-are-good-longbeards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/why-fire-and-longleaf-pines-are-good-longbeards#comments Management Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 111041 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A newly-planted 78-acre stand of longleaf pine flourishes in Duval County, Fla. USDA&rsquo;s Natural Resource Conservation Service helped the landowner with financial and technical assistance to restore this stand.</p> Photo by Ricky Lackey Flexible lease: Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Flexible crop leases have been more in place in the Midwest, but within the last few years have seen increased interest in the Southeast and Mid-South. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crops Bookkeeping/Accounting Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:16:00 +0000 111031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Renewed interest in sod-based rotations sparked by low commodity prices http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices <div class="node-body article-body">“We just can’t go out and change our soils overnight. It takes time for these cover crops and perennial grasses to work and build up organic matter."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices#comments Cotton Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Beef Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:35:00 +0000 110501 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>LOWER COMMODITY PRICES could cause growers to reconsider the use of a sod-based rotation, says Kris Balkcom, Auburn University research associate, shown here this past summer at a field day at the Wiregrass Research &amp; Extension Center in Headland, Ala.</p> Cattle rustlers strike in Georgia http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-rustlers-strike-georgia <div class="node-body article-body">According to a Dec. 11 warning issued by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, cattlemen need to monitor everything on their operations and report questionable activity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-rustlers-strike-georgia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-rustlers-strike-georgia#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Cattle Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:11:00 +0000 110981 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Control nematodes to maximize yield http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/control-nematodes-maximize-yield <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The saying “No rest for the weary” certainly holds true during cotton harvest. Growers know cotton picking not only signals the end of one season but the beginning of the next.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/control-nematodes-maximize-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/dow-agrosciences-llc/control-nematodes-maximize-yield#comments Cotton Dow AgroSciences LLC Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:33:00 +0000 110921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com NIFA chief calls global population growth a “wicked problem” http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem <div class="field-byline"> North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calling a booming world population “the mother of all wicked problems,” National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Sonny Ramaswamy called upon North Carolina State University and other institutions to deliver on a promise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:36:00 +0000 110901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com It's time to get back to the business of governing http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/its-time-get-back-business-governing <div class="node-body blog-body">One thing this particular Congress and others that immediately preceded it have done especially well is to make plenty of symbolic gestures. For example, do you remember the specifics of the debate that delayed the new Farm Bill? </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/its-time-get-back-business-governing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/its-time-get-back-business-governing#comments Government Miscellaneous Election Farm Press Blog Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:20:00 +0000 110491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Records show poultry workforce injury rate down 80 percent since 1994 http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/records-show-poultry-workforce-injury-rate-down-80-percent-1994 <div class="node-body article-body">The total recordable poultry processing illness and injury rate for 2013 was 4.5 cases per 100 full-time workers per year, down from 4.9 in 2012 and a 80.2 percent decrease from 1994.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/records-show-poultry-workforce-injury-rate-down-80-percent-1994" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/records-show-poultry-workforce-injury-rate-down-80-percent-1994#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Livestock Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:15:00 +0000 110891 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farm bill educational meetings to be held across Georgia in December http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm bill meetings are set for Tifton and Bainbridge Monday, Dec. 15; Dawson and Quitman Tuesday, Dec. 16; Vidalia and Waynesboro Wednesday, Dec. 17; Cartersville and Hull Thursday, Dec. 18; and Alma Friday, Dec. 19. Registration is required, but there is no cost for participants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december#comments Cotton Government Miscellaneous Peanuts Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:07:00 +0000 110881 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tennessee fruit production and direct marketing workshops scheduled in January http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tennessee-fruit-production-and-direct-marketing-workshops-scheduled-january <div class="node-body article-body">Fruit production and marketing are among the first topics to be discussed by University of Tennessee Extension experts in 2015. The UT Center for Profitable Agriculture is offering day-long workshops to producers interested in growing and direct marketing fruit through pick-your-own and on-farm retail markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tennessee-fruit-production-and-direct-marketing-workshops-scheduled-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tennessee-fruit-production-and-direct-marketing-workshops-scheduled-january#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Marketing and Promotion Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:31:00 +0000 110871 at http://southeastfarmpress.com