Tobacco en Tobacco farmers deal with chaotic market, emphasize quality <div class="node-body article-body">There is one certainty about the chaotic market situation tobacco growers are facing: The best chance for success will come from producing the best possible quality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 21 May 2015 19:29:00 +0000 114041 at <p>&ldquo;What we really need to produce this year is good, ripe, clean tobacco,&rdquo; said Tim Yarbrough, a flue-cured grower of Prospect Hill, N.C., and president of the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina.</p> Ambitious hemp agenda planned for Kentucky to lead nation in production <div class="field-byline"> Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We want to make Kentucky synonymous with hemp like Idaho with potatoes. … Hemp equals jobs and economic development," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Markets Tobacco Wed, 06 May 2015 16:40:00 +0000 113861 at <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announces that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture approved 121 applications&nbsp;for hemp pilot projects in 2015. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)</p> Saying good-bye to good help <div class="node-body blog-body">A farmer earlier this year had a question: If he cut back on farming the same amount of rented land he had in previous seasons, would he have enough work to keep all his farm crew this season?</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Human Resources Farm Press Blog Fri, 01 May 2015 21:21:00 +0000 113761 at Chemical, fertilization through pivot system and rate example <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most daunting tasks in using a center pivot for chemigation or fertigation is calculating the injection rate of the fertilizer or chemical.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Irrigation Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:11:00 +0000 113741 at Automated irrigation investment paying off on her family farm <div class="node-body article-body">"We control the water, and no one can tell us at some future date that we can’t pump it. … Irrigation will help us preserve the farm now and for future generations.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Soybeans Tobacco Center Pivot Crops Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:55:00 +0000 113701 at <p>&ldquo;Among the lessons we have learned is that the timeliness and reliability of water application has definitely improved our yields,&quot; said Alabama farmer Annie Dees</p> Cousins finding their places on the farm <div class="node-body article-body">Matt Dicks and Jason Dicks are armed with wry humor and good-natured jabs but the young Florida men are serious about making farming a career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Livestock Management Peanuts Tobacco Cotton Peanut Tobacco Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:55:00 +0000 113411 at <p>Jason Dicks, left, and cousin Matt Dicks grew up in Columbia County, Fla. The young men are looking for ways to keep farming in the area by adding row crop production to what has historically been tobacco and cattle country.</p> Why burley tobacco has worked for some new growers but not others <div class="node-body article-body">“My yield (on burley) was way down by the end of that time, and I never could put my finger on why. For the first four years, we were always able to get 2,300 to 2,400 pounds per acre. But the last two years, we got only 1,400 pounds per acre.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:29:00 +0000 113011 at <p>BOBBY BAKER STANDS in a barn full of burley stalks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tobacco farmers fear big planting cut this season <div class="node-body article-body">“Every conversation among growers is about a bleak forecast in terms of real leaf demand. It isn’t easy to understand how we seemingly find ourselves in this oversupply situation all of a sudden.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:47:00 +0000 112281 at <p>TRANSPLANTING OF THE 2015 crop will begin in about a month, as it did in this file photo from a flue-cured farm near Carthage, N.C. But how much acreage will growers feel safe in setting out?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> (Gallery) Irrigation systems, ideas and faces from the past <div class="node-body gallery-body">It was 1947 and J.L Clegg was attaching pipes to a free-flowing artesian well on his tobacco farm. That same year, L.E. Connell and assistant county Extension agent J. O. Hensley adjusted pipes on H. Langdale, Jr. Farm. And in 1951, Dock Jones was using dynamite to make ditches.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 5 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:23:00 +0000 112671 at Tobacco growers must grow more leaf for less in 2015 <div class="node-body article-body">It was a tense winter for tobacco farmers, as contracts for the 2015 crop were very difficult to obtain. Prices were down, too, putting growers in the position of needing to make the most tobacco possible at lowest realistic production cost.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Management Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:56:00 +0000 111961 at