Markets http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en 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 What’s new in Farm Bill other than commodity programs? http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs <div class="node-body article-body">“For ‘next-generation’ farmers and ranchers, which is how the bill refers to beginning farmers, the new legislation provides $100 million for the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development program to facilitate farmland transition to the next generation of farmers."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs#comments Government Management Markets Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 110511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IN THE AREA of conservation, the new Farm Bill consolidates conservation programs for more flexibility, accountability and adaptability at the local level.&nbsp;</p> Deltapine’s ready with two Flex and five XtendFlex cotton varieties http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto’s Deltapine unit plans to offer five new cotton varieties containing the new Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton traits for the 2015 season, if it can get the final federal approval.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/deltapine-s-ready-two-flex-and-five-xtendflex-cotton-varieties#comments Cotton Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 111061 at http://southeastfarmpress.com 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 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 Olam buys Georgia peanut sheller McCleskey Mills for $176 million http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/olam-buys-georgia-peanut-sheller-mccleskey-mills-176-million <div class="node-body article-body">Olam International, a global agribusiness operation, announced Dec. 4 that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Georgia-based peanut sheller McCleskey Mills at an enterprise value of $176 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/olam-buys-georgia-peanut-sheller-mccleskey-mills-176-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/olam-buys-georgia-peanut-sheller-mccleskey-mills-176-million#comments Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanut Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:21:00 +0000 110771 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>McCleskey Mills, a Georgia peanut sheller and third largest in the U.S., will be bought by Olam, a global agribusiness group.</p> Good fiber: US, Australian cotton under Cotton Leads deemed ‘biopreferred’ http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/good-fiber-us-australian-cotton-under-cotton-leads-deemed-biopreferred <div class="node-body article-body">The technical innovation of cotton growers in Australia and the United States qualifies cotton fiber under the Cotton LEADS program, which promotes the responsible production practices of cotton grown in the two countries, as a 100 percent bio-based ingredient for textile and nonwoven products and meets the new requirements under the USDA BioPreferred Program guidelines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/good-fiber-us-australian-cotton-under-cotton-leads-deemed-biopreferred" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/good-fiber-us-australian-cotton-under-cotton-leads-deemed-biopreferred#comments Cotton Management Markets Cotton Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:20:00 +0000 110751 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>