Tobacco en New look and easier experience coming to Southeast Farm Press <div class="node-body blog-body">We want to make things easier and more informative for you. That’s why we’ve changed some things at Southeast Farm Press.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Equipment Livestock Business Crops Farm Press Blog Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:03:00 +0000 123181 at Myths and facts about US hemp farming today <div class="node-body article-body">Hemp enthusiasts and business people are trying to reinvigorate hemp as a modern-day cash crop in states where recent legislation has OK’d hemp.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Orchard Crops Tobacco Regulatory Regulations Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:48:00 +0000 122911 at <p>Baling hemp grown on a research plot on the University of Kentucky&#39;s C. Oran Little Research Center in Woodford County.</p> Photo by Steve Patton, UK College of Ag Virginia tobacco growers battled through hardest growing season <div class="node-body article-body">On David Buchanan’s tobacco farm in the Virginia Piedmont, the 2016 tobacco season proved to be the most difficult in terms of management he had ever experienced.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:53:00 +0000 122811 at <p>A stretch of dry and hot weather led to sun-baking on these flue-cured leaf on the farm of David Buchanan near Skipwith, Va. This led in turn a green color that was hard to get out.</p> Chris Bickers Can consumers’ skepticism of ag technology be changed? <div class="node-body article-body">Food in America is safer, more available and more affordable than ever before. Yet despite all of this, consumers remain skeptical of the technology necessary to feed the world.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Technology Management Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:56:00 +0000 122461 at <p>On hand for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center&rsquo;s Ag&nbsp; Biotech Summit held at the Friday Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill are from left, Doug Edgeton, president and CEO of the Biotech Center, &nbsp;Charlie Arnot, president of the Center for Food Integrity, and Scott Johnson, vice president of agricultural biotechnology with the Biotech Center.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Drought may get worse <div class="node-body article-body">NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued a La Niña watch this month, saying it will develop in late fall or early winter. La Niña tends to bring drier, warmer winters to the southern U.S., which means little to no relief to drought-stricken agricultural areas.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Drought La Nina Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:13:00 +0000 122691 at Major losses reported as farmers in Carolinas face storm damage again <div class="field-deck"> Crop losses high and fields remain flooded as officials get first reports of storm’s aftermath. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture officials from South Carolina Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, South Carolina Farm Bureau, Farm Credit and United States Department of Agriculture are working together to get an estimate of the scope of agricultural damage left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Crops Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Flooding Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:27:00 +0000 122441 at <p>An aerial view of flooding in eastern North Carolina on Monday, Oct. 10.</p> NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Gross Farms commitment to conservation is impressive and enduring <div class="node-body article-body">Gross Farms developed their first conservation plan nearly 30 years ago in 1987 to improve soil and water quality on their tobacco farm in Lee County, N.C.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land Management Soybeans Tobacco Practices and Systems Reduced Tillage Farming Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:44:00 +0000 122351 at <p>John and Tina Gross, of Lee County, N.C., recipients of the 2016 North Carolina Outstanding Conservation Farm Family award presented by the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.</p> Do your homework before installing drain tiles <div class="node-body article-body">Chad Poole encourages farmers to do their homework before installing a tile system for drainage on their farms.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Peanuts Tobacco Equipment Management Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:47:00 +0000 121781 at <p>Drain tile installation at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga.</p> The danger of refinancing your farming operation <div class="field-byline"> Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some farms may consider restructuring all or a portion of their operating balances as longer-termed notes. Refinancing may provide needed operating capital, but it also is a warning sign. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Risk Management Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Equipment Livestock Management Finance Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000 121711 at <p>Refinancing may provide needed operating capital, but it also is a warning sign. If cash shortfalls continue and operating note balances build again, refinancing may lead to deeper problems in the future.</p> Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway <div class="node-body blog-body">Chris and I loaded up again and sped toward the highway to find the two heifers grazing calmly on the right of way as vacationers and 18-wheelers flew past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Equipment Livestock Agenda Beef Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 121121 at