Tobacco en 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 Crop choices still troublesome among farmers at S.C. AgriBiz Expo <div class="node-body article-body">“This was the Expo’s third year, and we didn’t see any falloff in either attendance or farmer interest. The innovative side of current agriculture was well represented in our exhibits, and it gave farmers an excellent opportunity to interact and get caught up.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Tobacco Vegetables Tradeshows Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:45:00 +0000 111681 at <p>FARMERS AND OTHER guests walk through the exhibits at the South Carolina AgriBiz Expo on Jan. 15.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Agronomic testing now can aid tobacco transplants <div class="field-byline"> North Carolina Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tobacco farmers will soon be loading up seed trays in greenhouse float beds to begin growing transplants for the field. This makes it the optimal time to test the source water and nutrient solution used in those float beds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Tobacco Field Crops Tobacco Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:37:00 +0000 112151 at Tennessee farmers saw high yields in 2014, but 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:36:00 +0000 111781 at <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> New herbicide technologies still require proven cultural practices <div class="node-body article-body">The new Xtend Flex with dicamba-resistance trait from Monsanto is expected to be available in limited amounts of varieties this season. New Enlist with 2, 4-D control from Dow AgroSciences is over the horizon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Tobacco Cotton Herbicide-tolerant crops Soybean Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:13:00 +0000 111571 at <p>EVEN WITH NEW herbicide technologies, farmers need to incorporate them with cultural and herbicide programs that work with residuals and cover crops.</p> Southeast 2014 crop production numbers released <div class="node-body article-body">Southeast row crop production was a mixed bag in 2014. Some record average yields were hit in some states, while total 2014 production dropped for some crops in some states.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Crops Marketing and Promotion Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:40:00 +0000 111471 at Photo by National Corn Growers Association US tobacco growers learned some things in 2014 <div class="node-body article-body">“Prices offered (for contracts) are moderate…but still aren’t bad. Much still depends on how the current Brazil crop turns out.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:25:00 +0000 110941 at <p>&ldquo;Prices offered (for 2015 contracts) are moderate&hellip;but still aren&rsquo;t bad,&rdquo; said North Carolina State University Extension economist Blake Brown.</p> Kentucky ag economy strong, but concern looms over 2015 <div class="field-byline"> Carol Lea Spence, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef, poultry, dairy and hog prices are expected to boost 2014 Kentucky agricultural cash receipts to $6 billion, up from $5.7 billion in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Livestock Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:51:00 +0000 110781 at