Vegetables en Summit on women in agriculture pulls attendees from across Southeast <div class="field-byline"> J. Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 150 agricultural leaders from across 13 Southern states and Washington, D.C., converged on the University of Georgia’s campus in Athens on Feb. 8 to discuss leadership roles for women in agriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Government Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:20:00 +0000 118571 at <p>USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta, center left, and Laura Perry Johnson, center right, associate dean for UGA Cooperative Extension, welcome panelists for the Southern Region Women&rsquo;s Agricultural Leadership Summit Feb. 8 at UGA, including, from left, Cindy Ayers Elliott, CEO of Footprint Farms in Jackson, Mississippi; Caroline Hoffland Bakker, CEO of CBH International in Suwannee, Georgia; Camille Young, senior professional at Cornerstone Government Affairs in Jackson, Mississippi and&nbsp;Caula Beyl, dean of the University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources<em>.</em></p> Blane Marable Required training to use auxin pesticides: dates, locations announced <div class="node-body article-body">Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton or soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton or soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Vegetables Cotton Herbicide-tolerant crops Soybean Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:49:00 +0000 118521 at <p>Georgia farmers and pesticide applicators register in Moultrie, Ga., for the required training &ldquo;Using Pesticides Wisely,&rdquo; February 2015.</p> Bayer rejects EPA request to cancel Belt insecticide use <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer’s Crop Science Division said Feb. 5 it has refused a request by the Environmental Protection Agency to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States, sold under trade name Belt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Insecticides Peanut Vegetables Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:26:00 +0000 118391 at <p>&ldquo;Bayer strongly disagrees with the EPA&rsquo;s methodology, which is based on theoretical models and assumptions that exaggerate risk,&rdquo; the company said. &ldquo;Years of water monitoring studies have shown residues of <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="flubendiamide">flubendiamide</span> and its metabolite are well within safe levels established for aquatic invertebrates.</p> You can go broke just breaking even <div class="field-byline"> Todd Davis, University of Kentucky Extension economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The problem many U.S. farming operations face now is the ability to cash-flow the business for the next 18 to 24 months. The long-term concern is the overall debt-load of the farm business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Livestock Management Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Inputs Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 118241 at New financial series to help your farm survive (maybe thrive) in 2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">“Managing the Margins: 2016” is a Farm Press editorial series providing up-to-date strategies to manage the financial risks of farming in the Southeast.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Finance Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:44:00 +0000 118051 at Top Southeast farm stories for week ending Feb. 5 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Cotton industry is not giving up on cottonseed designation. USDA reinstated marketing certificates to redeem commodities from marketing loan program. You can go broke just breaking even these days. There’s a massive fire in Kentucky, a disaster waiting in North Carolina wheat, and other top stories from this week in Southeast farming news.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:25:00 +0000 118401 at Feral hogs: Hunters and farmers connect to get rid of a problem <div class="node-body article-body">Wild hogs can be a big problem for farmers and landowners. “Hunters Helping Farmers” is a Georgia program that connects hunters and farmers together with one goal: to get rid of the problem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Crops Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:56:00 +0000 118211 at USDA Krysta Harden, a ‘Georgia farm girl,’ leaving USDA <div class="node-body article-body">Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden announced she is stepping down from her post at the end of February. Michael Scuse, undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services, will become the acting deputy secretary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Government USDA Sun, 24 Jan 2016 16:38:00 +0000 118061 at Your farm’s financial future relies on honest answers now <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Where am I? Where am I going? How do I get there? A good farm financial plan can also answer these questions and serve as a map to your farm finances. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Accounting System Books Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:56:00 +0000 118041 at Perfect herbicide: Don’t expect help from new chemistry and this is why <div class="field-byline"> Stanley Culpepper and William Vencill, UGA weed scientists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Let’s say we want to try to bring new herbicide chemistry to the farm today and make that perfect herbicide. What do we need to do?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Cotton Herbicide-tolerant crops Soybean Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:41:00 +0000 117971 at