Cash lease has been popular for many years. The primary attraction of this method to landowners is the minimal responsibility. This type of lease also provides tenants maximum operating freedom....More
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....More
Georgia farmer Philip Grimes is the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Known for his aggressive weed management, high yields and conservation practices, Grimes beat out nine other Southeastern state winners....More
The first full day of autumn brought rainy weather to P&S Farms in Rowland, N.C., but that didn’t slow down activity. Bo Stone and his father Tommy Stone had wrapped up corn harvest the day before and the grain was in the bin being dried....More
Thanks to the new assessment on flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina, the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina will have the resources it needs to protect and advocate for the business of growing tobacco,...More
It looks like a race to the end of harvest to determine whether increased yields can offset the drop in prices and all costs can be covered for the 2014 crop year. If concern about how 2014 will end is not enough, planning for 2015 has already started among those producers considering wheat for 2015....More
Both the brown marmorated stink bug and the kudzu bug made an appearance in Virginia fields this year, but not at the same high levels as in previous years which is good news, according to Virginia Tech Entomologist Ames Herbert....More
The objective of the High Cotton award program closely follows the philosophy of the Farm Press Publications — to help growers produce more profitable, higher quality crops, by providing them with timely, hard-hitting information about technological advances, governmental regulations, and marketing opportunities. read more...
The Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards are based on production efficiency, honoring those growers who produce the highest yields at the lowest cost per acre. Awards are presented to growers from the Lower Southeast, Upper Southeast, and the Southwest. read more...