Grains http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Georgia’s Randy Dowdy hits 503-bushel corn to top national contest http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/georgia-s-randy-dowdy-hits-503-bushel-corn-top-national-contest <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy continues to lift the corn yield bar, clocking 503 bushels per acre this year to top the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest, setting the highest yield ever in the 50 years of the competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/georgia-s-randy-dowdy-hits-503-bushel-corn-top-national-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/georgia-s-randy-dowdy-hits-503-bushel-corn-top-national-contest#comments Grains Corn Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:39:00 +0000 111181 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>GEORGIA FARMER RANDY Dowdy topped 503 bushels per acre in 2014, the highest ever yield for the National Corn Yield Contest.</p> Tough weed: Reward versus risk of new auxin seeds, herbicides on the farm http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm <div class="node-body article-body">There is little question that growers, particularly Southeast cotton growers, need the new auxin-tolerant crops and other herbicides hovering over the horizon as they continue their costly dance with herbicide-resistant weeds. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/tough-weed-reward-versus-risk-new-auxin-seeds-herbicides-farm#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Soybeans Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:27:00 +0000 111091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Research and growers have caught up with resistant weeds like pigweed, and programs using Roundup or Liberty or a combination of the two with residuals plus a little hand weeding as needed now work for cotton growers. But even with new seed traits resistant to new formulations of auxin herbicides, &quot;an economically sustainable (weed) program continues to elude us,&quot; says Georgia weed specialist.</p> GMO labeling: Advocates like transparency, opponents dislike the cost http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost <div class="node-body article-body">The panelists for a discussion on “is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon” at the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit held Nov. 18 in Raleigh included those who see the need for mandatory GMO labeling and those who are opposed to the idea.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Precision Farming Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:04:00 +0000 110801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Panelists discussing &ldquo;is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon&rdquo; during the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit at North Carolina State University in Raleighn Nov. 18 were from left Scott Faber, Michael Hansen, Bo Stone, Kevin Folta and Phil Miller.</p> “The only thing that will feed the world is farmers” http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture needs to avoid claiming that biotechnology will feed the world, says Steve Savage, a worldwide expert on agricultural technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/only-thing-will-feed-world-farmers#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Management Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:55:00 +0000 110791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Steve Savage says biotechnology alone cannot feed the world. &ldquo;The only thing that will feed the world is farmers,&rdquo; he said at a forum on agricultural biotechnology held Nov. 18 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.</p> North Carolina State University Flexible lease: Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Flexible crop leases have been more in place in the Midwest, but within the last few years have seen increased interest in the Southeast and Mid-South. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/flexible-lease-let-s-talk-about-advantages-and-disadvantages#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crops Bookkeeping/Accounting Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:16:00 +0000 111031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Gallery) Wet weather hampers, blackbirds harass Georgia canola http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/gallery-wet-weather-hampers-blackbirds-harass-georgia-canola <div class="node-body gallery-body">Early, bitter cold snaps, soggy weather and blackbirds causing problems for Georgia canola. You can see the holes in rows where the birds pecked up the seedlings that did manage to break through.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/gallery-wet-weather-hampers-blackbirds-harass-georgia-canola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/gallery-wet-weather-hampers-blackbirds-harass-georgia-canola#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:03:00 +0000 110851 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Physicist shirks academia and becomes honored Kentucky farmer http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/physicist-shirks-academia-and-becomes-honored-kentucky-farmer <div class="field-byline"> Kentucky Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1977, Richard Preston was working as a research physicist at the University of California when he decided to come back to Hardin County , Ky., and start a farming operation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/physicist-shirks-academia-and-becomes-honored-kentucky-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/physicist-shirks-academia-and-becomes-honored-kentucky-farmer#comments Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Cereal Grains Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:55:00 +0000 110811 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Richard Preston (center left) received the 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture award with his wife, Alana (center right), at the organization&rsquo;s annual meeting, held in Louisville. The award was presented by Mark Haney, KFB President (left), and David S. Beck, KFB Executive Vice President (right).</p> Kentucky ag economy strong, but concern looms over 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/kentucky-ag-economy-strong-concern-looms-over-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Carol Lea Spence, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef, poultry, dairy and hog prices are expected to boost 2014 Kentucky agricultural cash receipts to $6 billion, up from $5.7 billion in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/kentucky-ag-economy-strong-concern-looms-over-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/kentucky-ag-economy-strong-concern-looms-over-2015#comments Grains Livestock Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:51:00 +0000 110781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia Ag Forecast to be held across the state Jan. 14-23 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23 <div class="field-byline"> J. Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what 2015 will hold for agriculture, the state’s largest industry, during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Crops Finance Marketing and Promotion Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 110741 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The annual Ga. Ag Forecast series will be held Jan. 14-23 in Gainesville, Cartersville, Bainbridge, Lyons, Tifton and Macon. Registration for the series is now open.</p> Southern Farm Show set for Feb. 4-6 in Raleigh http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/southern-farm-show-set-feb-4-6-raleigh <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers from across Virginia and the Carolinas will converge at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh Feb. 4-6 for the 39th annual Southern Farm Show, where more than 400 companies will exhibit agricultural equipment, technology and services</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/southern-farm-show-set-feb-4-6-raleigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/southern-farm-show-set-feb-4-6-raleigh#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:03:00 +0000 110461 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The 39<sup>th</sup> annual Southern Farm Show is set for Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 4-6 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. More than 400 exhibitors are expected.</p>