Tobacco http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6001/more en North Carolina wants to train future ag leaders in the state http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/north-carolina-wants-train-future-ag-leaders-state <div class="node-body article-body">The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Agricultural Leadership Development Program is two-year program designed to develop the leadership skills of up to 30 young agriculturists who exhibit leadership potential. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/north-carolina-wants-train-future-ag-leaders-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/north-carolina-wants-train-future-ag-leaders-state#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Management Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 105131 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Potassium sulfate expected to be limited for tobacco production http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/potassium-sulfate-expected-be-limited-tobacco-production <div class="field-byline"> By Matthew Vann, Extension Associate; Loren Fisher, Associate Professor &amp; Extension Specialist; and David Smith-Professor Emeritus, Department of Crop Science-North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Reports from multiple sources are indicating that the availability of potassium sulfate for the upcoming tobacco growing season will be limited. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/potassium-sulfate-expected-be-limited-tobacco-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/potassium-sulfate-expected-be-limited-tobacco-production#comments Management Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:07:00 +0000 104791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>REPORTS FROM MULTIPLE sources are indicating that the availability of potassium sulfate (sulfate of potash, 0-0-50) for the upcoming tobacco growing season will be limited.</p> Feds launch new effort to stop national feral hog problem http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/feds-launch-new-effort-stop-national-feral-hog-problem <div class="node-body article-body">USDA feral swine campaign looks to eliminate feral swine from two states every three to five years and stabilize feral swine damage within 10 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/feds-launch-new-effort-stop-national-feral-hog-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/feds-launch-new-effort-stop-national-feral-hog-problem#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Swine Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:32:00 +0000 105101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA Farm bill changes some farm loan programs http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/farm-bill-changes-some-farm-loan-programs <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Farm Bill updates certain requirements and modifies several loan programs administered by the Farm Service Agency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/farm-bill-changes-some-farm-loan-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/farm-bill-changes-some-farm-loan-programs#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Legislation National Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:28:00 +0000 105051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Better black shank fungicide battle plans for burley tobacco growers http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/better-black-shank-fungicide-battle-plans-burley-tobacco-growers <div class="field-byline"> Kenny Seebold, University of Kentucky Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though many tobacco varieties now are resistant to black shank,choosing the right fungicides and applying them in the right ways can make the difference in losing a crop or securing yields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/better-black-shank-fungicide-battle-plans-burley-tobacco-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/better-black-shank-fungicide-battle-plans-burley-tobacco-growers#comments Tobacco Field Crops Fungicides Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:22:00 +0000 104991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>BLACK SHANK, symptoms seen here in a hard-hit area of a Kentucky burley field, remains burley tobacco growers&rsquo; No. 1 disease enemy. Varieties are resistant to it, but choosing the right fungicides and applying them in the right ways can make the difference in losing a crop or securing yields.</p> Kentucky wants state’s best to apply for 2014 “Farmer of the Year” award http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/kentucky-wants-state-s-best-apply-2014-farmer-year-award <div class="field-byline"> Kentucky Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kentucky Farm Bureau opens state’s 2014 “Farmer of the Year” application process with July 1 as deadline for nominations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/kentucky-wants-state-s-best-apply-2014-farmer-year-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/kentucky-wants-state-s-best-apply-2014-farmer-year-award#comments Equipment Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables State Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:31:00 +0000 104971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>KENTUCKY FARM Bureau opens state&rsquo;s 2014 &ldquo;Farmer of the Year&rdquo; application process with July 1 as deadline for nominations.</p> Could U.S. tobacco farmers produce nicotine for growing e-cig market? http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/could-us-tobacco-farmers-produce-nicotine-growing-e-cig-market <div class="field-byline"> Chris Bickers, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If electronic cigarettes are supposed to be healthier, how can they use nicotine made from foreign tobacco that doesn't measure up to U.S. tobacco. The product should be produced in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/could-us-tobacco-farmers-produce-nicotine-growing-e-cig-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/could-us-tobacco-farmers-produce-nicotine-growing-e-cig-market#comments Management Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:10:00 +0000 104251 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tobacco growers discuss 2014 supply imbalance, new varieties http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-discuss-2014-supply-imbalance-new-varieties <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina tobacco farmer Tim Yarbrough plans to increase 2014 tobacco acreage but no more than a 5-percent and remains concerned about tobacco supply and demand in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-discuss-2014-supply-imbalance-new-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-growers-discuss-2014-supply-imbalance-new-varieties#comments Management Markets Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:09:00 +0000 104731 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Tim Yarbrough, a flue-cured grower in Prospect Hill, North Carolina.</p> North Carolina State and farm, commodity groups get reacquainted http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/north-carolina-state-and-farm-commodity-groups-get-reacquainted <div class="field-byline"> Terri Leith, NC State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina State administrators and faculty members look to build stronger relationships with the college’s external stakeholders, specifically those who lead the state’s commodity groups.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/north-carolina-state-and-farm-commodity-groups-get-reacquainted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/north-carolina-state-and-farm-commodity-groups-get-reacquainted#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Commodity groups (wheat, alfalfa, grapes, specialty crops) Commodity Organizations Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:59:00 +0000 104711 at http://southeastfarmpress.com North Carolina continues to lose farms, but rate of land loss slows http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/north-carolina-continues-lose-farms-rate-land-loss-slows <div class="field-byline"> N.C. Dept. of Ag &amp; Consumer Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina had 2,700 fewer farms in 2012 than it did in 2007. The state’s 50,210 farms occupy 8.41 million acres of land. In 2007, there were 52,913 farms on 8.47 million acres.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/north-carolina-continues-lose-farms-rate-land-loss-slows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/north-carolina-continues-lose-farms-rate-land-loss-slows#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Corn Inputs Soybean Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:52:00 +0000 104651 at http://southeastfarmpress.com