Peanuts en Unfair lease, tobacco floats, cottonseed denied, Florida olives and more <div class="node-body article-body">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?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Untagged Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:29:00 +0000 118591 at Summit on women in agriculture pulls attendees from across Southeast <div class="field-byline"> J. Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 150 agricultural leaders from across 13 Southern states and Washington, D.C., converged on the University of Georgia’s campus in Athens on Feb. 8 to discuss leadership roles for women in agriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Government Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:20:00 +0000 118571 at <p>USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta, center left, and Laura Perry Johnson, center right, associate dean for UGA Cooperative Extension, welcome panelists for the Southern Region Women&rsquo;s Agricultural Leadership Summit Feb. 8 at UGA, including, from left, Cindy Ayers Elliott, CEO of Footprint Farms in Jackson, Mississippi; Caroline Hoffland Bakker, CEO of CBH International in Suwannee, Georgia; Camille Young, senior professional at Cornerstone Government Affairs in Jackson, Mississippi and&nbsp;Caula Beyl, dean of the University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources<em>.</em></p> Blane Marable The complicated perfect peanut. Good luck, peanut genome <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The peanut genome is sequenced, which is a good thing, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean the industry is looking to develop a GMO peanut. Not that there&rsquo;s anything wrong with GMO crops. It&rsquo;s just that the peanut is not moving in that direction.&nbsp;</p></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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanut Farm Press Blog Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:11:00 +0000 118481 at Is your land lease truly fair? <div class="node-body article-body">Have you recently made a land lease agreement? Was it fair? Is it time to renegotiate? Situations change and can change quickly in farming. What seemed fair a few years ago might not be today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Managing the Margins Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Inputs Soybean Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:03:00 +0000 118431 at Field data: It’s tough to handle and use, but now often vital <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Valencsin says managing all the data on the farm and using it to improve the bottom line is a daunting task, but the job is all the more important in difficult years like 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Variable Rate Application Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:44:00 +0000 118011 at <p>Ricky Atkinson, a Lee County, S.C. farmer, left, discusses on-farm data management with Steve Valencsin, president and CEO of Growers, during the SC AgriBiz &amp; Farm Expo in Florence, S.C.</p> Bayer rejects EPA request to cancel Belt insecticide use <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer’s Crop Science Division said Feb. 5 it has refused a request by the Environmental Protection Agency to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States, sold under trade name Belt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Insecticides Peanut Vegetables Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:26:00 +0000 118391 at <p>&ldquo;Bayer strongly disagrees with the EPA&rsquo;s methodology, which is based on theoretical models and assumptions that exaggerate risk,&rdquo; the company said. &ldquo;Years of water monitoring studies have shown residues of <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="flubendiamide">flubendiamide</span> and its metabolite are well within safe levels established for aquatic invertebrates.</p> The first ‘best guess’ at Georgia crop acreage and prices for 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Corn Cotton Peanut Soybean Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:12:00 +0000 118361 at <p>Foregoing any national or global crop failures in 2016, commodity prices, as farmers have heard too often by now, will not be pretty.</p> You can go broke just breaking even <div class="field-byline"> Todd Davis, University of Kentucky Extension economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The problem many U.S. farming operations face now is the ability to cash-flow the business for the next 18 to 24 months. The long-term concern is the overall debt-load of the farm business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Livestock Management Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Inputs Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 118241 at What's happening at Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show Feb. 11? <div class="node-body article-body">The annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show will be Feb. 11 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, located on Hwy. 231 South in Dothan, Alabama.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:46:00 +0000 118461 at Top Southeast farm stories for week ending Feb. 5 <div class="node-body gallery-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:25:00 +0000 118401 at