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  • Oct 6, 2015

    Baling hay with the moody “Big Yellow Bear” always tricky

    With good equipment, hay season might be an enjoyable time. For me and my sister, hay season involves a rocky relationship with the weather and old equipment--one requiring patience, persistence, and expensive repair therapy -- more for my sister than for me. I’m just the rake woman. All I have to do is go in circles and make sure one or both of the rake wheel assemblies don’t fly off. It happened earlier in the summer, but luckily we scavenged enough parts to replace it....More
  • Sep 28, 2015

    Southern agricultural economists huddle in Atlanta, sound warning

    Southern Extension economists discuss the current state of affairs and outlooks for major Southern commodities and livestock. Farm economy to struggle in 2016....More
  • Sep 6, 2015

    A big 'boy' is coming. Don’t delay harvest or planting cover crops.

    If what they say comes true about the massive potential of the current El Niño, Southeast farmers after harvest need to plant cover crops as soon as possible....More
  • Aug 9, 2015

    A call no rancher wants, and it was pitch dark and raining

    Your heart sinks immediately. You get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, one that says you’ve been negligent....More
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Checklist: You might be a female rancher if … 1

    With the onslaught of checklists and online quizzes that dominate popular culture and social media, my sister and I decided to compile our own list to help our fellow ladies in the agricultural world validate their status as female farming forces....More
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