Southeast Farm Press http://southeastfarmpress.com/rss.xml en Bottom line trumps caution flags as peanuts appear poised for increase http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/bottom-line-trumps-caution-flags-peanuts-appear-poised-increase <div class="node-body blog-body">Most everyone agrees there will be an increase in U.S. peanut acres in 2015, but the trick clearly will be to temper enthusiasm with caution. </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/bottom-line-trumps-caution-flags-peanuts-appear-poised-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/bottom-line-trumps-caution-flags-peanuts-appear-poised-increase#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:43:00 +0000 111611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Skimping on cotton weed control is a risky choice http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/skimping-cotton-weed-control-risky-choice <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With current cotton prices low, weed scientists fear farmers are no longer willing to spend the money needed to effectively manage Palmer amaranth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/skimping-cotton-weed-control-risky-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/skimping-cotton-weed-control-risky-choice#comments Cotton Management Cotton Resistant Weeds Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:36:00 +0000 111851 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>With improved management strategies, farmers are handling herbicide-resistant pigweed better now than any other time since its discovery eleven years ago in Macon County, Ga.</p> Farmers can nominate school districts to receive up to $25,000 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/farmers-can-nominate-school-districts-receive-25000 <div class="node-body article-body">Between now and April 1, 2015, farmers can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a $10,000 or $25,000 grant. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/farmers-can-nominate-school-districts-receive-25000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/farmers-can-nominate-school-districts-receive-25000#comments Miscellaneous Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:23:00 +0000 111841 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Kentucky water management group tackles agricultural drought http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/kentucky-water-management-group-tackles-agricultural-drought <div class="field-byline"> Kentucky Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Only a small percentage of Kentucky’s cropland is irrigated, and less than 10 percent of Kentucky’s public water supply is utilized for agricultural purposes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/kentucky-water-management-group-tackles-agricultural-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/kentucky-water-management-group-tackles-agricultural-drought#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Irrigation Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:58:00 +0000 111831 at http://southeastfarmpress.com The real facts about cattle implants and their value http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/real-facts-about-cattle-implants-and-their-value <div class="field-byline"> Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A summary of several research studies revealed that implanting steer calves only once improved daily gains by 0.10 pounds per day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/real-facts-about-cattle-implants-and-their-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/real-facts-about-cattle-implants-and-their-value#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:45:00 +0000 111821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Can herbicides stress high-yield corn? http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/can-herbicides-stress-high-yield-corn <div class="field-byline"> Eric P. Prostko, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Corn growers, finish over-the-top weed control programs before the V5 stage of growth, particularly in high-input, high-yield situations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/can-herbicides-stress-high-yield-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/can-herbicides-stress-high-yield-corn#comments Grains Management Corn Herbicides Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 111811 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>HERBICIDES applied in a high-input environment <u>do not </u>cause plant-stress-associated yield losses if applied at the appropriate time.&nbsp;</p> Old, discarded pecan orchards can be rehabbed back to profit http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/old-discarded-pecan-orchards-can-be-rehabbed-back-profit <div class="field-byline"> Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting abandoned pecan orchards back into profitable shape might not be as hard as you think, if you have the time, money and willing to put in irrigation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/old-discarded-pecan-orchards-can-be-rehabbed-back-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/old-discarded-pecan-orchards-can-be-rehabbed-back-profit#comments Management Orchard Crops Pecans Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:20:00 +0000 111801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>YES, YOU CAN rehabilitate old, discarded pecan orchards. But if you can&rsquo;t or won&rsquo;t irrigate the orchard, no amount of fertilizer or spray program will make the orchard consistently profitable.</p> Florida wants nominations for Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/florida-wants-nominations-agricultural-environmental-leadership-award <div class="node-body article-body">Florida award recognizes those developing and adopting environmentally innovative farming practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/florida-wants-nominations-agricultural-environmental-leadership-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/florida-wants-nominations-agricultural-environmental-leadership-award#comments Management Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:01:00 +0000 111791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tennessee farmers saw high yields in 2014, but what about profits? http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tight returns from 2014 puts the 2015 crop in the crosshairs as a crop year that cannot have any miscues and one where build up capital reserves may need to be tapped to make it through the year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:36:00 +0000 111781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THOUGH TENNESSEE FARMERS saw outstanding yields -- particularly with grain crops -- in 2014, returns on their investments were tight, and 2015 will likely be even tighter.</p> Tennessee looking for hemp farmers http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/tennessee-looking-hemp-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from farmers and producers interested in growing industrial hemp. </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/miscellaneous/tennessee-looking-hemp-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/tennessee-looking-hemp-farmers#comments Miscellaneous Regulations Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:36:00 +0000 111771 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Man who led US boll weevil eradication honored with “White Gold” http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold <div class="field-byline"> Brad Robb, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Marshall Grant, North Carolina farmer and the man who led the way in eradicating the boll weevil, received the inaugural “White Gold Award” at the 25th Annual Joint Commodities Con-ference, held January 14-16 in Durham, N.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/man-who-led-us-boll-weevil-eradication-honored-white-gold#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton National Cotton Council Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:58:00 +0000 111761 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>After earning his agricultural engineering degree from NC State, Mark Grant, far right, returned home in 2014 and started his farming career with his father, David, far left. Both were on hand to celebrate Marshall Grant&rsquo;s &quot;White Gold Award&quot; ceremony.</p> North Carolina farmer is regional winner of ASA Conservation Legacy Award http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/north-carolina-farmer-regional-winner-asa-conservation-legacy-award <div class="field-byline"> American Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thomas Family Farms Inc. is a traditional, diverse North Carolina operation incorporating corn, soybeans and wheat, tobacco and swine production. There are now three generations working together at Thomas Family Farms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/north-carolina-farmer-regional-winner-asa-conservation-legacy-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/north-carolina-farmer-regional-winner-asa-conservation-legacy-award#comments Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Soybean Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:30:00 +0000 111751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The Conservation Legacy Awards Program is a national program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental and conservation achievement of U.S. soybean farmers.</p> Single-crop sorghum hybrids vs. double cropping in the Mid-Atlantic http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/single-crop-sorghum-hybrids-vs-double-cropping-mid-atlantic <div class="field-byline"> Maria Balota, Virginia Tech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Based on Official Variety Trial testing in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland in 2013 and 2014, it seems that a good hybrid selection exists for growing sorghum as a single crop per season but not for planting after wheat as a double crop. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/single-crop-sorghum-hybrids-vs-double-cropping-mid-atlantic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/single-crop-sorghum-hybrids-vs-double-cropping-mid-atlantic#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:35:00 +0000 111741 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cotton prices struggle as new round of weakness sets in http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton export sales have been good, but cotton below 60 cents will do that. The new round of cotton price weakness is reportedly due to a surging US dollar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:40:00 +0000 111731 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cotton plant bug thresholds tweaked in Alabama http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama <div class="node-body article-body">“So we’ve added a threshold this year for adult plant bugs in June rather than just relying on pinhead square retention. But you need a sweep net to monitor it – you can’t just go out and visibly find them."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-plant-bug-thresholds-tweaked-alabama#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Cotton Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:28:00 +0000 111211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DIRTY blooms are an indication that plant bugs (especially nymphs) are feeding on larger squares which the plant did not shed.</p> Ron Smith and Barry Freeman, Auburn University, Bugwood.org. USDA livestock disaster assistance deadline close http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-livestock-disaster-assistance-deadline-close <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30 deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-livestock-disaster-assistance-deadline-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-livestock-disaster-assistance-deadline-close#comments Livestock Livestock Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:56:00 +0000 111721 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia cotton physiologist wins national award at Beltwide http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/georgia-cotton-physiologist-wins-national-award-beltwide <div class="node-body article-body">John Snider, University of Georgia assistant professor, was named the Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist during the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/georgia-cotton-physiologist-wins-national-award-beltwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/georgia-cotton-physiologist-wins-national-award-beltwide#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:43:00 +0000 111711 at http://southeastfarmpress.com UGA El Niño appears in place for winter months http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months <div class="node-body article-body">“When you have an El Niño in place, corn yields generally are down from 10 to 35 percent over the entire Southeast."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops El Nino Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:51:00 +0000 111291 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>ALL SIGNS POINT to an El Ni&ntilde;o weather pattern settling in through the winter months in the Southeast, according to David Zierden, state climatologist for Florida, who spoke at the recent Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course held in Auburn.&nbsp;</p> Southeast Soybeans: Maximizing Yields and Growing Potential http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-soybeans-maximizing-yields-and-growing-potential <div class="node-body blog-body">“Southeast Soybeans: Maximizing Yields and Growing Potential,” a series of articles by Southeast Farm Press staff writers, will investigate the practices (or even mindset) needed to produce maximum economic yields in the Southeast.</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/southeast-soybeans-maximizing-yields-and-growing-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-soybeans-maximizing-yields-and-growing-potential#comments Soybeans Soybean Farm Press Blog Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:39:00 +0000 111671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Corn growers say now is worst time to alter Renewable Fuel Standard http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/corn-growers-say-now-worst-time-alter-renewable-fuel-standard <div class="node-body article-body">In reference to an attempt in the Senate to attach an anti-ethanol amendment to the Keystone XL legislation, NCGA pointed out the many benefits of ethanol and the reason why it’s an important part of our fuel supply.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/corn-growers-say-now-worst-time-alter-renewable-fuel-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/corn-growers-say-now-worst-time-alter-renewable-fuel-standard#comments Government Grains Grains Regulations Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:19:00 +0000 111661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling.</p> 2014 Peanut Profitability Award winners discuss past year’s crop http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-discuss-past-year-s-crop <div class="node-body article-body">“Our peanut crop in 2014 turned out really well, with good grades and good quality. One of our biggest concerns is the first frost, and we never know when we’ll see it. But yields should be about 4,500 pounds or better.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-discuss-past-year-s-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-discuss-past-year-s-crop#comments Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:40:00 +0000 111221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>VIRGINIA&rsquo;S BILLY BAIN saw good yields, grades and quality from his 2014 peanut crop. He is the reigning upper Southeast Peanut Profitability Award winner.&nbsp;</p> Georgia Fruit, Vegetable Growers Association rebrands food safety program http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program <div class="node-body article-body">What was formerly known as the Georgia Good Agricultural Practices Food Safety Program, or GA GAPP, has been rebranded as Produce Food Safety Services to more clearly state the program’s mission and primary purpose. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program#comments Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Marketing and Promotion Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:14:00 +0000 111641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Calculating soil fumigant buffer zones the right way http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/calculating-soil-fumigant-buffer-zones-right-way <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 began to phase in new regulations for soil fumigant applications. Fumigant labels were introduced requiring stricter safety measures, including buffer zones around fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/calculating-soil-fumigant-buffer-zones-right-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/calculating-soil-fumigant-buffer-zones-right-way#comments Management Orchard Crops Vegetables National Nematicides Vegetables Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:53:00 +0000 111631 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Bill Brim, left, a Georgia vegetable grower and industry leader, speaks with Rick Keigwin, director of EPA&rsquo;s Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, shortly after Keigwin&rsquo;s presentation on fumigant buffer zone requirements at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 9 in Savannah.</p> Tailgate Talk: Decisions now and products to know for better disease control http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tailgate-talk-decisions-now-and-products-know-better-disease-control <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Planning an effective crop rotation and ensuring access to effective products are timely actions important for the next field season. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tailgate-talk-decisions-now-and-products-know-better-disease-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tailgate-talk-decisions-now-and-products-know-better-disease-control#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Conditions and Diseases Corn Fungicides Peanut Soybean Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:37:00 +0000 111621 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>STILL MONTHS away from putting seed in the ground, growers have the opportunity now to plan for the best in disease and nematode management.&nbsp;</p> Cotton growers saw thrips resistance in 2014 http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">“The seed treatments are the only thrips control option at planting that we’re aware of."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/cotton-growers-saw-thrips-resistance-2014#comments Cotton Management Miscellaneous Crops Cotton Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:21:00 +0000 111001 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THRIPS RESISTANCE HAS been confirmed to the neonicotinoid cotton seed treatments. Once cotton reaches the fifth true-leaf stage, it&rsquo;s beyond the point of economic damage from thrips.</p> A season that just wouldn’t end for Carolina fruits and vegetables http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables <div class="node-body article-body">Managers at state farmers markets in North and South Carolina and an Eastern North Carolina county agent told Southeast Farm Press in early December that the fruit and vegetable marketing season got off to a slightly delayed start in the spring. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:29:00 +0000 110971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p class="Default">IT WAS A great year for strawberries in the Carolinas. This field near Zebulon, N.C., still had enough berries to harvest on June 20, which is late in this area.</p> <p class="Default"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> High-Oleic Peanuts: Manufacturers see added value, competitive edge http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge <div class="node-body article-body">“There are four varieties available today, and they absolutely are competitive in terms of yield and grade with Georgia-06G.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:04:00 +0000 110991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>MARS CHOCOLATE HAS made a commitment to using 100-percent high-oleic peanuts in its M&amp;M and Snickers products by 2017. Shown are M&amp;Ms at the Mars Chocolate Hackettstown, N.J., facility.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of Mars Chocolate American Farm Bureau ratifies 2015 public policy positions http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention Jan. 13 approved resolutions that will provide the organization grassroots authority to ask Congress to finish many measures that remain unsettled at the start of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions#comments Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Government American Farm Bureau Federation Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:10:00 +0000 111601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com East Tennessee Grain and Soybean Conference Jan. 22 in Knoxville http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/east-tennessee-grain-and-soybean-conference-jan-22-knoxville <div class="node-body article-body">The East Tennessee Grain and Soybean Conference, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will focus on improving production in East Tennessee. Topics for the program will include managing your crops from the ground up -- disease, insect and weed control.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/east-tennessee-grain-and-soybean-conference-jan-22-knoxville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/east-tennessee-grain-and-soybean-conference-jan-22-knoxville#comments Grains Soybeans Grains Soybean Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:05:00 +0000 111591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The East Tennessee Grain and Soybean Conference, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will focus on improving production in East Tennessee.</p> Peanut Leadership Academy begins Class IX http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-leadership-academy-begins-class-ix <div class="node-body article-body">Twenty-two peanut growers and sheller representatives from across the Southeast and Texas began Class IX of the Peanut Leadership Academy hosted by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Dec. 15-17, 2014, in Panama City Beach, Florida. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-leadership-academy-begins-class-ix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-leadership-academy-begins-class-ix#comments Peanuts Peanut Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:37:00 +0000 111581 at http://southeastfarmpress.com