Soybeans http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Efficiency, accuracy biggest advantages of precision agriculture http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/efficiency-accuracy-biggest-advantages-precision-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest advantage of precision agriculture is efficiency and accuracy, being able to apply chemicals and fertilizers only when and where they are needed, but Ron Heiniger stresses that precision agriculture is still in its early stages and has a long way to go to be fully implemented on the farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/efficiency-accuracy-biggest-advantages-precision-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/efficiency-accuracy-biggest-advantages-precision-agriculture#comments Cotton Equipment Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Management Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:32:00 +0000 112381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Ron Heiniger, cropping systems specialist at North Carolina State University, says precision agriculture is still in its early stages and has a long way to go before it is fully implemented on the farm.</p> (Gallery) Irrigation systems, ideas and faces from the past http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past <div class="node-body gallery-body">It was 1947 and J.L Clegg was attaching pipes to a free-flowing artesian well on his tobacco farm. That same year, L.E. Connell and assistant county Extension agent J. O. Hensley adjusted pipes on H. Langdale, Jr. Farm. And in 1951, Dock Jones was using dynamite to make ditches.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past#comments Cotton Equipment Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:23:00 +0000 112671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farm bill: Who takes the risk and who makes decisions? http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is no doubt, that the 2014 farm bill is complicated. There are multiple long-lasting decisions to make. We can make an educated guess, but it is still a guess on how the next four years will play out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Farm Bill 2012 Crops Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:53:00 +0000 112661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>ABOUT THE ONLY farm bill decision that is a given is whether to do a yield update or not. There is no downside to updating yields, and with the March 31 deadline extended for it and reallocation, there is still time to do it.</p> Sorghum: ‘Hidden gem’ for North Carolina grain producers http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-hidden-gem-north-carolina-grain-producers <div class="node-body article-body">Ron Heiniger calls grain sorghum a “hidden gem” this year as North Carolina grain producers work to step up production to meet the demands of the state’s livestock industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-hidden-gem-north-carolina-grain-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-hidden-gem-north-carolina-grain-producers#comments Grains Management Markets Soybeans Grain Sorghum Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:40:00 +0000 112351 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Ron Heiniger, cropping systems specialist at North Carolina State University, said achieving 100 bushel per acre yields in grain sorghum in North Carolina is &ldquo;doable and possible and something we need to consider as we consider our marketing strategy for 2015.&rdquo;</span></p> March 31 new deadline for farm bill base, yield update and ARC, PLC programs http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/march-31-new-deadline-farm-bill-base-yield-update-and-arc-plc-programs <div class="node-body article-body">A one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/march-31-new-deadline-farm-bill-base-yield-update-and-arc-plc-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/march-31-new-deadline-farm-bill-base-yield-update-and-arc-plc-programs#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Legislation Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:55:00 +0000 112611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farmers get some breathing room on base, yield decisions http://southeastfarmpress.com/farmers-get-some-breathing-room-base-yield-decisions <div class="node-body link-body">Farmers who wish to reallocate base acres and update yields can contact their county Farm Service Agency office and make an appointment to do so later if they cannot complete the paperwork by Friday’s national deadline.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southeastfarmpress.com/site-files/southeastfarmpress.com/files/FlaPeanutPlanting3.JPG?1424806715" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/farmers-get-some-breathing-room-base-yield-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:35:00 +0000 112541 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Get higher soybean yields with a few minor adjustments http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/get-higher-soybean-yields-few-minor-adjustments <div class="node-body article-body">It’s no surprise irrigation is the single-most important factor to increase soybean yields in the Deep South, but many growers are reluctant to spend the money to irrigate soybeans. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/get-higher-soybean-yields-few-minor-adjustments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/get-higher-soybean-yields-few-minor-adjustments#comments Management Soybeans Soybean Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:25:00 +0000 112531 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>STUCK IN A RUT on soybean yields? Southern farmers can do a few basic steps to bump up yields without dragging profits down.</p> Walter Godwin looking to high-yield soybeans for cash flow in 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/walter-godwin-looking-high-yield-soybeans-cash-flow-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Walter Godwin’s choice of soybeans to lead the way on his farm is unusual considering he farms in Mitchell and Grady counties in Georgia, one of the largest peanut-producing regions in the country. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/walter-godwin-looking-high-yield-soybeans-cash-flow-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/walter-godwin-looking-high-yield-soybeans-cash-flow-2015#comments Management Markets Soybeans Center Pivot Soybean Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:41:00 +0000 112521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>WALTER GODWIN says 2015 is the year to go for higher-yielding soybeans on his Georgia farm.</p> Projected soybean acreage surprisingly low http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/projected-soybean-acreage-surprisingly-low <div class="field-byline"> John Newton, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA surprised the market by dismissing expectations for increased soybean plantings and projecting fewer soybean acres planted in 2015. </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/soybeans/projected-soybean-acreage-surprisingly-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/projected-soybean-acreage-surprisingly-low#comments Markets Soybeans Soybean Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:58:00 +0000 112491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>WITH RESPECT to harvested soybean acres, the USDA projection is for 82.6 million acres, down 500,000 acres from 2014.</p> United Soybean Board North Carolina must develop ports to expand ag trade http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/north-carolina-must-develop-ports-expand-ag-trade <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina is well situated to take advantage of growing trade in agriculture, but the state must develop its ports if it wants to become a major exporter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/north-carolina-must-develop-ports-expand-ag-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/north-carolina-must-develop-ports-expand-ag-trade#comments Cotton Grains Markets Soybeans Import and Export Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:27:00 +0000 112111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>On hand for the annual meeting of the Blackland Farm Managers Association Jan. 29 were Nick Piggott, NC State University Extension economist; Andrea Gibbs, Extension agent for Hyde County; and Hyde County farmer Dawson Pugh, president of the Blackland Farm Managers Association.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>