“Women in agriculture must do a superior job in the same field as men to prove themselves,” said Delle Bean, who operates Del-Ray Ranch in Alabama with her husband, Ray. “We’re not accepted until we’re seen in action.”...More
Squalene is a funny sounding compound that most people have never heard of, but it has the potential to be a new market for tobacco and a company called SynShark is taking steps to turn tobacco into the product....More
Cotton growers optimistically wait for cotton prices to break to the upside. Patience is wearing thin. There are factors in play that are potentially “bullish” that could take cotton prices higher....More
Less than six months after the U.S. announced plans to restore diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba, the Auburn University College of Agriculture has entered a historic partnership with the Agrarian University of Havana and the Cuban National Center for Animal and Plant Health...More
There are currently eight commercial oyster farms in Alabama, and this summer Alabama will also have two commercial oyster nurseries operating, as well as at least three more oyster farms expected to be fully permitted and harvesting by fall 2015....More
The 2014-2015 Florida orange crop is estimated to be 96.4 million boxes, according to a May 12 report by USDA. This is 5.6 million boxes less than estimates earlier this year and 8 million boxes less than last year’s production....More
Corn planting progress in Tennessee remains the furthest behind the average with 37 points fewer acres planted than average. Progress in Kentucky and Missouri also lags more than 20 point behind the five-year average at this point....More
Skies cleared Tuesday morning but not before more than 6 inches, and in some places 8 inches of rain fell across the Deep South in the last seven to 10 days, beating up corn and delaying peanut planting and general field work by several weeks. Here’s what it looked like.