Columnists en Now is the time for Alabama farmers to get involved in water policy <div class="node-body blog-body">"All farmers in Alabama have a stake in this, so don’t just assume that they won’t listen to you.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Miscellaneous Crops Farm Press Blog Wed, 06 May 2015 18:24:00 +0000 113471 at Retired professor writes of Alabama's agricultural shortcomings <div class="node-body blog-body">“It was obvious U.S. agriculture was in serious trouble, but the situation in Alabama was even worse."</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Crops Farm Press Blog Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:39:00 +0000 105891 at <p>WAYNE SHELL, retired Auburn University professor, with his book the &ldquo;Evolution of the Alabama Agroecosystem: Always Keeping Up, Never Catching Up.&rdquo;</p> Long-time entomologist makes predictions about cotton insect control <div class="node-body blog-body">Stink bugs, and the other three pests discussed, would dictate the need for field monitoring in the future just as the boll weevil did from about 1908 up to 1994 when they were eradicated, and, the tobacco budworm did from about 1960 to 1996 when Bt cotton was introduced.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Management Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:33:00 +0000 103371 at University research, Extension remain invaluable resource for farmers <div class="node-body blog-body">A group of top Southeastern corn producers agree that one of the most vexing problems of the day is a lack of funding for agricultural Extension personnel and researchers at the university level.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Grains Management Peanuts Columnists Farm Press Blog Sat, 01 Feb 2014 23:03:00 +0000 102451 at Being the public face of your farm <div class="node-body blog-body">When it comes to on-farm public relations, remember to follow the rules. Do what the rules say, and cover your own rear end.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Miscellaneous Crops Farm Press Blog Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:33:00 +0000 101041 at Trip to Sunbelt Ag Expo renews faith in humankind <div class="node-body blog-body">The same fresh air of cooperation, friendliness and a general celebration of the human spirit was in full view at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, especially during the Swisher Sweet/Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year luncheon, where South Carolina farmer James E. Cooley took home top honors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:53:00 +0000 98982 at Don't let daunting plant diversity scare you out of the woods <div class="node-body blog-body">The best way to become a master naturalist is to spend as much time in the woods as possible. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Miscellaneous Columnists Farm Press Blog Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:10:00 +0000 96022 at Farm tour is reminder of long-standing tradition in Alabama <div class="node-body blog-body">In a year in which farmers in this region have seen record rainfall amounts and emerging insect and disease pests, the crops tour – in its 35th year – is assurance that amidst the ever-changing farmscape, there is still a constant here and there.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Miscellaneous Peanuts Columnists Cotton Peanuts Farm Press Blog Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 96002 at Muscadine offers flavor no man can replicate <div class="node-body blog-body">This wild grape is God’s way of reminding your taste buds that they are alive and well and have important work to do. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Columnists Fruits Farm Press Blog Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:35:00 +0000 90302 at Goodbye, Scarlett... <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.4em; "> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Columnists Farm Press Blog Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:03:00 +0000 59341 at