The nation’s top agriculture official was in west Alabama Aug. 12 to announce grants to rural communities and to talk to farmers about issues ranging from overbearing environmental regulations to foreign trade....More
Glenn Cox is a fifth generation farmer. Casey, 24, is the daughter and only child of Glenn and wife, Tina. And Casey is becoming the sixth generation to farm their branch of the family’s land in Mitchell County, Ga....More
As citrus greening continues to impact Florida’s groves, growers have found that they need a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of fruit dropped early to help identify problem areas, which will save time and money....More
A provision in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill will allow the processing of legally grown industrial hemp. The language would help farmers to transport legal industrial hemp between states so the crop can be developed for commercial purposes....More
Texas-based National Pecan has bought Georgia-based Poulan Pecan Company. The purchase, which includes the Poulan Pecan Company processing facility and brand, is the first of its kind for National Pecan....More
One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and fertilize the land....More
Winners of the 2015 Peanut Profitability Awards were recognized for both the quality and quantity of their peanut crops and the successful production practices that brought them there during the 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. July 25....More
University of Georgia Extension Entomologist Mark Abney characterizes 2014 as a “very buggy year” in Georgia with a great deal of insect pressure and he says last year can provide a number of lessons on peanut insect management this year....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...