Livestock en Georgia's livestock faces worsening drought, forage expert gives counsel <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension forage specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia cattlemen drought situation is as serious as 2007 and in some areas as bad as it ever has been. Don't ignore the problem and think it will go away. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:12:00 +0000 122591 at Southeast Hay Contest showcases high quality despite adverse weather <div class="node-body article-body">High-quality Georgia-grown alfalfa proved to be the overall winning entry of the Southeast Hay Contest this year, a year in which making hay was not easy in some regions, much less good hay.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Management Cattle Pasture Pasture Management Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:54:00 +0000 122531 at South Carolina farmers urged to use online form to report flood damage <div class="field-byline"> Tom Hallman, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To streamline the process for South Carolina farmers, a single damage assessment form has been posted to allow state and federal agencies fast access to on-site data that can be used in disaster aid and other important services.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Cotton Peanuts Management Disaster Aid Management Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:09:00 +0000 122431 at <p>Flooded South Carolina farm in 2015.</p> Sunbelt Expo 2016: Your guide to the best Sunbelt ever <div class="node-body article-body">The Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition will be Oct. 18- 20. The Expo is a tradition that has become a fixture in South Georgia since the first show took place in 1978.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Farm Shows Peanuts Equipment Livestock Management Sunbelt Expo Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:43:00 +0000 122331 at New World screwworm found in Florida, eradication efforts immediate <div class="node-body article-body">The New World screwworm fly has been detected in Florida for the first time in a half-century.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Cattle Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:31:00 +0000 122311 at <p>USDA confirmed the presence of New World <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="screwworm">screwworm</span> in deer from a wildlife refuge in Big Pine Key, Fla.</p> Hurricane: North Carolina suspends truck weighing to hasten harvest <div class="node-body article-body">Ahead of Hurricane Matthew and the threat of severe economic loss of livestock, poultry, feed and crops ready to be harvested, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has temporarily suspend weighing those vehicles used to transport these items in the emergency area. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Peanuts Regulatory Livestock Management Feeds and Supplements Government Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:34:00 +0000 122291 at Weaning replacement heifers isn’t just nerve-racking for the bovine <div class="node-body blog-body">The whole process appears similar to Rush Week at any SEC school in the August heat. The summer of parental oversight and daily support has come to an end, fall semester classes and socials are about to begin, and a new adventure awaits the nervous but excited females.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Livestock Cattle Farm Press Blog Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:16:00 +0000 122181 at The danger of refinancing your farming operation <div class="field-byline"> Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some farms may consider restructuring all or a portion of their operating balances as longer-termed notes. Refinancing may provide needed operating capital, but it also is a warning sign. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Risk Management Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Equipment Livestock Management Finance Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000 121711 at <p>Refinancing may provide needed operating capital, but it also is a warning sign. If cash shortfalls continue and operating note balances build again, refinancing may lead to deeper problems in the future.</p> 10 farmers go for big prizes and Southeast agriculture’s top honor <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. agriculture. Each year, ten Southern states pick one farmer each to represent it in the program. One farmer is picked as the top in the region. The honor is big, and the prizes aren’t shabby. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Farm Shows Corn Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Equipment Livestock Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:37:00 +0000 121661 at La Niña nears: You remember what it can do to Deep South weather? <div class="node-body blog-body">The El Niño-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, is in a neutral condition right now but showing signs of heading into its La Niña phase, which has its own particular effect on Southern weather. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Risk Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Equipment Livestock La Nina Farm Press Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:27:00 +0000 121581 at