Tobacco en Farm profitability: USDA report paints less-than-rosy picture for 2015 <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Net farm income is forecast to be $58.3 billion in 2015, down 36 percent from 2014’s estimate of $91.1 billion. The 2015 forecast for net farm income would be the lowest since 2006.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Buying/Purchasing USDA Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:33:00 +0000 115551 at <p>Crop receipts for 2015 are expected to decrease by $12.9 billion (6.2 percent) in 2015, led by a projected $7.1-billion decline in corn receipts, $3.4 billion in soybean receipts, and $1.6 billion in wheat receipts compared to 2014.</p> Tobacco growers urged to use no-till production <div class="field-byline"> Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conservation tillage in tobacco has been around for a while, but it hasn't been readily adopted by a large number of growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Energy No Till Tobacco Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:33:00 +0000 115511 at Grain sorghum bet paying off for Alabama farmers <div class="field-byline"> A.J. Watson, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Limestone County, Ala., farmer Stuart Sanderson said the combination of a wet planting season and high prices convinced him to plant his first-ever 800 acres of sorghum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Soybeans Tobacco Grain Sorghum Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:27:00 +0000 115501 at Tennessee farmers see near-record yields. But is it enough for profit? <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Above-average yields will be needed by farmers because prices have declined farther since the USDA crop report came out Aug. 12.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Markets Soybeans Tobacco Corn Cotton Soybean Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:46:00 +0000 115481 at <p>USDA Crop Production report released in conjunction with World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates indicates near-record Tennessee yields for corn and soybeans, and a record yield for cotton.</p> United Soybean Board Vilsack visits Southern catfish farm to talk development, bad regulations <div class="field-byline"> Debra Davis, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Tobacco Catfish Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:35:00 +0000 115471 at <p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack toured Kyser Catfish Farm in Greensboro, Ala., Aug. 12. From left are catfish farmer Townsend Kyser with U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, USDA Rural Development State Director Ronnie Davis, Vilsack, and catfish farmers Ashley and Bill Kyser.</p> ALFA Strike pigweed at corn harvest, North Carolina growers advised <div class="field-byline"> Guy Collins, North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is one more important step that growers can take to further reduce the seedbank of Palmer amaranth. Neglecting this important step can undo prior efforts to holistically reign in the seedbank of Palmer amaranth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Tobacco Cotton Resistant Weeds Weeds Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:39:00 +0000 115451 at <p>Palmer amaranth can be controlled well and relatively economically at corn harvest.</p> Peanut genomics gains momentum towards better varieties <div class="node-body article-body">Genomics offers great opportunities for improving the traits and characteristics of peanuts, researchers speaking at the 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference stressed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Tobacco Crops Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:52:00 +0000 115151 at <p>In his genomics work, Corley Holbrook, peanut breeder and geneticist with USDA&rsquo;s Agricultural Research Service in Tifton, Ga.,&nbsp; has worked with other scientists in the development of structured populations and coordinated phenotyping. Researchers asses the populations for traits such as yield, disease resistance, seed size and tomato spotted wilt virus.</p> Some Southeast farmers expect record yields, most don't <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia corn and soybean producers are eyeing what could end up being record yields this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Corn Cotton Peanut Soybean Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:19:00 +0000 115381 at North Carolina ag sector worth $76 billion -- one-sixth of state’s income, jobs <div class="field-byline"> NC State </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Food, fiber and forestry industries contributed $76 billion of the $471 billion gross North Carolina product. That’s more than 17 percent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Marketing and Promotion Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:35:00 +0000 115361 at Why PPO resistance should ‘scare the heck’ out of all Southeast growers <div class="node-body gallery-body">Recent confirmation of PPO-resistant Palmer amaranth populations in Arkansas and Tennessee should scare the heck out of every Southeastern grower.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:20:00 +0000 115331 at