Miscellaneous http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6161/more en Rancher, citrus grower Dennis Carlton is Florida 2014 Farmer of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/rancher-citrus-grower-dennis-carlton-florida-2014-farmer-year <div class="node-body article-body">Cattle rancher, citrus grower and real estate investor C. Dennis Carlton has made a big impact in the city of Tampa and nearby parts of Florida. As result of his success, he is the Florida state winner of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/rancher-citrus-grower-dennis-carlton-florida-2014-farmer-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/rancher-citrus-grower-dennis-carlton-florida-2014-farmer-year#comments Livestock Management Orchard Crops Sunbelt Ag Expo Sunbelt Farmer of the Year Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:47:00 +0000 107461 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>C. Dennis Carlton is the Florida state winner of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.</p> New Georgia law looks to protect fruit, vegetable growers dealing with brokers http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HB 268 strengthens the existing “Dealer in Agricultural Products” law to provide an additional layer of protection for Georgia farmers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:36:00 +0000 107441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>HB 268 strengthens the existing &ldquo;Dealer in Agricultural Products&rdquo; law to provide an additional layer of protection for Georgia farmers.</p> Many questions surround stevia production in North Carolina http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/many-questions-surround-stevia-production-north-carolina <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="field-deck"> Potential seen as specialty crop due to strong demand for sugar substitutes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stevia is so new to North Carolina that researchers and farmers say there are far more questions than answers on producing the crop, but because of an established market and growing demand, they are committed to expanding acreage in the Tar Heel State </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/many-questions-surround-stevia-production-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/many-questions-surround-stevia-production-north-carolina#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Gold Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 107141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A TRANSPLANTER PLACES young stevia plants into the ground on the Billy Carter farm in Eagle, Springs, N.C., as Hal Teegarden, vice president of agriculture operations for Sweet Green Fields, explains the agronomic qualities of stevia. Stevia is seen as a good rotation or alternative crop for tobacco and utilizes similar production practices.</p> Virginians asked to follow pesticide labels to reduce honeybee loss http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/virginians-asked-follow-pesticide-labels-reduce-honeybee-loss <div class="node-body article-body">Virginia, as well as much of the rest of the United States, is experiencing dramatic losses in honey bees and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is urging professional applicators to follow the label on all pesticide products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/virginians-asked-follow-pesticide-labels-reduce-honeybee-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/virginians-asked-follow-pesticide-labels-reduce-honeybee-loss#comments Management Miscellaneous Sustainable Agriculture Insecticides Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:40:00 +0000 107411 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is encouraging applicators to read and follow pesticide labels to reduce honeybee loss.</p> USDA Ag groups sign on to new U.S. crop supply chain program http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/ag-groups-sign-new-us-crop-supply-chain-program <div class="node-body article-body">The Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture unveiled an agricultural supply chain program, saying it will become a platform for measuring, promoting and reporting on continuous sustainability improvements for U.S. crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/ag-groups-sign-new-us-crop-supply-chain-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/ag-groups-sign-new-us-crop-supply-chain-program#comments Cotton Grains Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Marketing and Promotion Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:09:00 +0000 107381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com National Corn Growers Association Retail pork prices still rising due to PED virus http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/retail-pork-prices-still-rising-due-ped-virus <div class="field-byline"> Keith Robinson, Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Retail pork prices will keep rising to record highs this summer as the number of hogs going to market over the next several months will be lower than expected because of the PED virus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/retail-pork-prices-still-rising-due-ped-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/retail-pork-prices-still-rising-due-ped-virus#comments Livestock Markets Miscellaneous Swine Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:29:00 +0000 107341 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA-ARS Your farm needs a mid-year financial checkup http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/your-farm-needs-mid-year-financial-checkup <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mid-year is a good time to perform a farm financial checkup. How much do you have in your crop and operation, and how does it compare to what you projected or anticipated? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/your-farm-needs-mid-year-financial-checkup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/your-farm-needs-mid-year-financial-checkup#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Finance Inputs Marketing and Promotion Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:07:00 +0000 107331 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Soy Checkoff U.S. tobacco plant supply proves adequate ... but barely http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/us-tobacco-plant-supply-proves-adequate-barely <div class="node-body article-body">At one time, U.S. tobacco farmers feared the 2014 plant supply would fall 10 percent to 15 percent short of having enough plants, but most acres farmers intended to plant were planted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/us-tobacco-plant-supply-proves-adequate-barely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/us-tobacco-plant-supply-proves-adequate-barely#comments Management Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:23:00 +0000 106651 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>U.S. TOBACCO PLANT supply at first glance was going to fall short of demand this spring. It came close, but growers found plants enough to get the acreage they were shooting for.</p> 2014 Peanut Profitability Award winners see starkly different weather conditions http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-see-starkly-different-weather-conditions <div class="node-body article-body">“In the Southeast, and in the Virginia-Carolinas region, it could best be categorized as a year of excessive rainfall throughout the growing season and up until harvest. In other word, it looks a lot like how we started this year. Of course, west Texas was extremely dry.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-see-starkly-different-weather-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/2014-peanut-profitability-award-winners-see-starkly-different-weather-conditions#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanut Profitability Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:52:00 +0000 106641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>2014 LOWER SOUTHEAST Peanut Profitability Award winner Owen Yoder received rainfall at just the right times this past year.</p> Owen Yoder: What fresh ground can do for peanut yields http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/owen-yoder-what-fresh-ground-can-do-peanut-yields <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama's Owen Yoder never anticipated growing as good a peanut crop as he did in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/owen-yoder-what-fresh-ground-can-do-peanut-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/owen-yoder-what-fresh-ground-can-do-peanut-yields#comments Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Equipment & Supplies Peanut Peanut Profitability Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 106631 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PLANTING PEANUTS ON fresh ground helped Alabama&rsquo;s Owen Yoder achieve top yields in dryland conditions in 2013.</p>