Three generations of Warbingtons farm together around Vienna, Ga., and each generation and individual contributes to the operation’s success. But someone has to keep the family business on point. That’d be Teel Warbington....More
EPA has granted a Section 3 registration for the application of Brake herbicide pre-emergence in cotton, providing growers with a different mode of action to use in their ongoing struggle with herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth....More
This week in Southeast agriculture we found out southeast cotton acreage might drop more. Cottonseed debate hit a stalemate. Tobacco gets started. Florida farm moved away devastated citrus to olives. The genomic quest for perfect peanut continues. Field data is tough to handle and use, but vital. And, by the way, is your land lease unfair?...More
Crop insurance pays most often on drought in the Southeast. But South Carolina’s epic flood at harvest in 2015 resulted in catastrophic losses. Crop insurance is not designed to make you whole and some lessons were learned in South Carolina....More
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.”...More
This year's Southern Farm Show drew 30,000 people to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh Feb. 3-5. Once again, the show presented an opportunity for farmers from throughout the Carolinas and Virginia to see the newest in farm equipment, network with peers and gain valuable information they can take back to their farms.
Staplcotn Cooperative Vice President Shane Stephens was elected chairman of the National Cotton Council at its annual meeting in Dallas. He succeeds Sledge Taylor, a Como, Miss., producer and ginner....More
U.S. cotton farmers will increase their acres in 2016 despite the less-than-rosy forecast for cotton future prices, according to the National Cotton Council’s Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey....More
Georgia's 2016 cotton acres could be higher and peanuts acres could be lower. But that depends. All other crop acreage might stay stable. And prices don’t promise to be anything you’d want to take home to meet mom and dad....More
The National Cotton Council is extremely disappointed in Agriculture Secretary Vilsack's comments Feb. 3 that USDA believes its legal interpretation of the farm bill does not provide the authority to make the cottonseed designation....More
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.
The U.S. cotton industry and specifically cotton producers are struggling with the effects of low prices for cotton, weak demand and growing competition from heavily-subsidized foreign producers....More