Vegetables http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en 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 Bill aims to clarify ‘seasonal’ worker under Affordable Care Act http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The STARS Act of 2014 adopts the White House definition of seasonal employment while simplifying and aligning the seasonal provisions of the Affordable Care Act to better enable employer compliance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits National Vegetables Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 108161 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia melon farmers did OK this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prices at the start of the Georgia watermelon season were pretty strong. Growers that had melons available then, did fairly well and helped make up for last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year#comments Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:18:00 +0000 108011 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Robert Ames, right, records the weight of a watermelon as fellow student worker Beau Lamb watches. Both work for UGA Vegetable Horticulturist Tim Coolong on the Tifton Campus.</p> Farm Bill conservation compliance concerns vegetable industry http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For those crops that are annually tilled, there may be an obligation to have a certified conservation plan in place along with other restrictions, depending on whether the land is defined by USDA as highly erodible or wetlands.</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/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables National Reduced Tillage Farming Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 107951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug? http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug <div class="node-body gallery-body">Though they’ve gotten a deservedly bad reputation in recent years for doing serious crop damage, but not all stink bugs are crop pests. Some are beneficial and prey on other crop pests, especially in vegetable production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug#comments Cotton Grains Management Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 107661 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 (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 Immigration reform falls flat in the House and misses the floor http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor <div class="node-body article-body">Immigration reform again lost traction in Washington last week when the U.S. House Republican leadership decided not to bring an immigration reform bill to the House floor, putting the brakes on any near-term solutions.</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/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Non-farm bill agriculture Vegetables Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 107521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New Georgia law looks to protect fruit, vegetable growers dealing with brokers http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HB 268 strengthens the existing “Dealer in Agricultural Products” law to provide an additional layer of protection for Georgia farmers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:36:00 +0000 107441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>HB 268 strengthens the existing &ldquo;Dealer in Agricultural Products&rdquo; law to provide an additional layer of protection for Georgia farmers.</p> Day of Action on immigration reform http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform <div class="node-body article-body">On Wednesday, a coalition of leading business groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers launched a Day of Action for immigration reform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:55:00 +0000 107431 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says failure to act on immigration reform is not an option.</p>