Cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Farm economy gets sobering testimony http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/farm-economy-gets-sobering-testimony <div class="node-body blog-body">Testimonies given at the House Committee on Agriculture’s “Focus on the Farm Economy” hearings were sobering and vividly framed just how bad the current farm economic crisis is in the country.</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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/farm-economy-gets-sobering-testimony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/farm-economy-gets-sobering-testimony#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Peanuts Soybeans Inputs Legislation Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:11:00 +0000 119901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farmers can securely store and manage their data through new coalition http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/farmers-can-securely-store-and-manage-their-data-through-new-coalition <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thanks to precision agriculture and advancements in equipment and computing technology, America&rsquo;s farmers are building a treasure trove of production information that will help fuel future innovation.</p> <p>A new organization, <a href="http://www.AgDataCoalition.org" target="_blank">the Agricultural Data Coalition,</a> plans to help farmers better control, manage, and maximize the value of their data.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/farmers-can-securely-store-and-manage-their-data-through-new-coalition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/farmers-can-securely-store-and-manage-their-data-through-new-coalition#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:11:00 +0000 119881 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The Agricultural Data Coalition&#39;s goal is to build a data repository where farmers can securely store and oversee the information collected by their tractors, harvesters, aerial drones, and other devices.</p> Can 30,000 cotton plants per acre be enough to reach top yield? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/can-30000-cotton-plants-acre-be-enough-reach-top-yield <div class="field-byline"> Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten, NC State University Cotton Specialists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As cotton seed costs are considerable, there is an incentive to reduce cotton seeding rates as low as possible without encountering yield penalties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/can-30000-cotton-plants-acre-be-enough-reach-top-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/can-30000-cotton-plants-acre-be-enough-reach-top-yield#comments Cotton Cotton Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:40:00 +0000 119861 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>30,000 plants/A should be considered the minimum plant population for achieving optimal yields.</p> Equipment sharing has a real per-acre value especially now http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/equipment-sharing-has-real-acre-value-especially-now <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Equipment sharing or trading would be of particular interest for producers who don’t have enough acres to fully justify or use a particular machine – generally planting or harvesting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/equipment-sharing-has-real-acre-value-especially-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/equipment-sharing-has-real-acre-value-especially-now#comments Cotton Equipment Management Managing the Margins Peanuts Soybeans Corn Cotton Equipment & Supplies Soybean Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:35:00 +0000 119781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com United Soybean Board US cotton hit with 3 percent import duty by Turkey and US calls foul http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-hit-3-percent-import-duty-turkey-and-us-calls-foul <div class="node-body article-body">The Turkish government released on April 16 its final decision on its anti-dumping investigation of U.S. cotton based on assertions that U.S. cotton was dumped into Turkey injuring the domestic fiber market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-hit-3-percent-import-duty-turkey-and-us-calls-foul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/us-cotton-hit-3-percent-import-duty-turkey-and-us-calls-foul#comments Cotton Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:40:00 +0000 119821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com US farmers on path to worst fiscal troubles in two decades http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/us-farmers-path-worst-fiscal-troubles-two-decades <div class="node-body article-body">Based on the records for 63 representative crop farms maintained by Texas A&M University’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center, many of the nation’s commercial crop farms face highly uncertain futures over the next four years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/us-farmers-path-worst-fiscal-troubles-two-decades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/us-farmers-path-worst-fiscal-troubles-two-decades#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:06:00 +0000 119801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com ‘Lygus trait’ could be new way to stop cotton plant bugs and thrips http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lygus-trait-could-be-new-way-stop-cotton-plant-bugs-and-thrips <div class="field-byline"> Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) technology, which is being developed by Monsanto, is commonly referred to as the “Lygus trait” because it was originally developed to protect cotton from tarnished plant bugs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lygus-trait-could-be-new-way-stop-cotton-plant-bugs-and-thrips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lygus-trait-could-be-new-way-stop-cotton-plant-bugs-and-thrips#comments Cotton Cotton Thrips Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:24:00 +0000 119681 at http://southeastfarmpress.com S. Stewart/UTIA Sen. Grassley authors bill to stop ‘farm subsidy loophole’ http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/sen-grassley-authors-bill-stop-farm-subsidy-loophole <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers already being hammered by low commodity prices and a reduced safety net in the 2014 farm bill may face additional challenges if new legislation introduced by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, gains passage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/sen-grassley-authors-bill-stop-farm-subsidy-loophole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/sen-grassley-authors-bill-stop-farm-subsidy-loophole#comments Cotton Government Soybeans Government Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:31:00 +0000 119671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa</p> Getty Images AFBF President Duvall speaks about group’s ‘weight’ in Washington http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/afbf-president-duvall-speaks-about-group-s-weight-washington <div class="field-byline"> By Holly Spangler, Penton Ag </div> <div class="field-deck"> New AFBF president takes calls from presidential candidates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New AFBF president Zippy Duvall takes calls from presidential candidates, challenges farmers to look at circles of influence, advisors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/afbf-president-duvall-speaks-about-group-s-weight-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/afbf-president-duvall-speaks-about-group-s-weight-washington#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans American Farm Bureau Federation Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:52:00 +0000 119601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>AFBF president Zippy Duvall spoke of regulatory push-back, telling the Illinois crowds, &ldquo;If we can defray any part of regulations coming down, we&rsquo;ll head off additional costs coming your way.&rdquo;</p> Photo by Cyndi Wiggs, Illinois Farm Bureau. Offset problems related to shorter crop rotation in 2016 http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/offset-problems-related-shorter-crop-rotation-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Growers cannot “buy” a fungicide or nematicide program to overcome the shortcomings of an abbreviated crop rotation schedule. Growers may be able, in the short term, to remain profitable by combining other practices with judicious use of fungicides and nematicides. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/offset-problems-related-shorter-crop-rotation-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/offset-problems-related-shorter-crop-rotation-2016#comments Cotton Peanuts Soybeans Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:46:00 +0000 119591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com