Tobacco http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en Efficiency key to success for Steve and Archie Griffin http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/efficiency-key-success-steve-and-archie-griffin <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This year marks the 40th anniversary of Steve Griffin’s return to the family farm in Beaufort County North Carolina. Much has changed in farming since 1974, but one constant is the importance of efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/efficiency-key-success-steve-and-archie-griffin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/efficiency-key-success-steve-and-archie-griffin#comments Grains Management Tobacco Corn Tobacco Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 108841 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>ARCHIE AND STEVE GRIFFIN man the tobacco harvesters at their Beaufort County farm near Washington, N.C. Tobacco has always been the most challenging crop for the Griffins to grow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Alabama plans for drones http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Governor Robert Bentley last week charged the Alabama Drone Task Force to review the requirements to further Alabama’s use of drones in areas of agriculture, conservation and law enforcement.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 108641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>John Fulton, Auburn University engineer, demonstrates a UAV at the Autauga County farm of Andy Wendland.</p> Alabama Farmers Federation Kentucky tobacco growers get blue mold warning http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/kentucky-tobacco-growers-get-blue-mold-warning <div class="node-body article-body">Blue mold confirmed on burley tobacco in Mason, Lewis and Clay counties in Kentucky in the past several days. The disease was found on multiple leaves with older lesions and new lesions with active spores. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/kentucky-tobacco-growers-get-blue-mold-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/kentucky-tobacco-growers-get-blue-mold-warning#comments Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:30:00 +0000 108571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SEVERE BLUE MOLD outbreak on burley tobacco.</p> University of Kentucky Make effort to produce weed-free tobacco http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/make-effort-produce-weed-free-tobacco <div class="field-byline"> J. Michael Moore, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weeds and weed seed are considered Non-Tobacco Related Foreign Material (NTRM) and like plastic, paper, soil, rocks and metal objects are not acceptable by purchasing companies. Tobacco growers should make extra efforts to produce tobacco which is free of weeds and to ensure that weeds do not contaminate cured leaf offered for sale.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/make-effort-produce-weed-free-tobacco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/make-effort-produce-weed-free-tobacco#comments Tobacco Herbicides Tobacco Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:07:00 +0000 108451 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PIGWEED MAKES seed in a tobacco field.</p> J. Michael Moore/University of Georgia Ebola virus hit with ‘tobacco juice’ http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ebola-virus-hit-tobacco-juice <div class="node-body blog-body">Score a big one for the ingenuity which turned some special tobacco juice into a lifesaving Ebola serum and a remarkable plant into a way to efficiently mass produce it.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ebola-virus-hit-tobacco-juice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ebola-virus-hit-tobacco-juice#comments Government Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Untagged Farm Press Blog Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:38:00 +0000 108321 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Learn the ABCs of MRLs with new online course http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course <div class="node-body article-body">The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Pesticides Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 107601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com North Carolina flue-cured tobacco farmers approve first-ever assessment http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/north-carolina-flue-cured-tobacco-farmers-approve-first-ever-assessment <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina growers of flue-cured tobacco have approved an assessment that will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/north-carolina-flue-cured-tobacco-farmers-approve-first-ever-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/north-carolina-flue-cured-tobacco-farmers-approve-first-ever-assessment#comments Tobacco Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:14:00 +0000 107591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The assessment will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina&rsquo;s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers</p> North Carolina State University (Photos) The 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmers of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year <div class="node-body gallery-body">Combined, the state winners of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program have 350 years of farming experience, with scores of farming generations before them to boot. From one of the largest growers in the state to a Vietnam veteran, from a meticulous weed warrior to even a ‘city’ boy, their backgrounds and farming operations vary across the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year#comments Cotton Equipment Government Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Sunbelt Ag Expo Tobacco Vegetables Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 107571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Your farm needs a mid-year financial checkup http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/your-farm-needs-mid-year-financial-checkup <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mid-year is a good time to perform a farm financial checkup. How much do you have in your crop and operation, and how does it compare to what you projected or anticipated? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/your-farm-needs-mid-year-financial-checkup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/your-farm-needs-mid-year-financial-checkup#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Finance Inputs Marketing and Promotion Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:07:00 +0000 107331 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Soy Checkoff U.S. tobacco plant supply proves adequate ... but barely http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/us-tobacco-plant-supply-proves-adequate-barely <div class="node-body article-body">At one time, U.S. tobacco farmers feared the 2014 plant supply would fall 10 percent to 15 percent short of having enough plants, but most acres farmers intended to plant were planted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/us-tobacco-plant-supply-proves-adequate-barely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/us-tobacco-plant-supply-proves-adequate-barely#comments Management Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:23:00 +0000 106651 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>U.S. TOBACCO PLANT supply at first glance was going to fall short of demand this spring. It came close, but growers found plants enough to get the acreage they were shooting for.</p>