Bayer Showcases Cotton and Peanuts

The peanut and cotton crops are looking especially good right now in Georgia and with harvest still about two weeks away farmers are hopeful Hurricane Irma will spare them. “Harvest season is always critical and you can have a great year and it all be ruined by one hurricane,” said Keith Rucker, Bayer Southeast region technical service rep, during a …

USDA Reports Record High Soybean Acreage, Corn Acres Down

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is estimating a record high 89.5 million acres of soybeans planted in the U.S. for 2017. That’s up seven percent from last year. Corn acres are looking to be down about three percent. All cotton acreage for 2017 is estimated at 12.1 million acres, 20 percent above last year, while all wheat planted …

Precision Laboratories Partners with Monsanto

Precision Laboratories announces a partnership with Monsanto to include an adjuvant in Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions. Intact™ drift reduction agent is available for the 2017 crop season and can provide growers and applicators additional confidence with on-target application. “This partnership is a benefit to growers who want to take the next step toward the most effective use of …

Peanut and Cotton Growers Provide Farm Bill Input

Peanut and cotton growers provided their input into commodity programs in the next farm bill during a hearing this week before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Georgia farmer Tim McMillan testified on behalf of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the …

New Bayer Cotton Breeding Station

Southwest cotton growers will benefit from a new $16.7 million Bayer breeding and research station near Lubbock, Texas that celebrated its grand opening on March 9. The facility will focus on developing drought-resistant cotton varieties and traits for limited-input situations. Download high res ribbon cutting photo: Tom Speed, Bayer cottonseed and traits; Tim Timmis, Bayer project execution; Margaret Shields, US …

2017 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show sponsored by FMC. This is the 65th anniversary of the event, which was held March 3 & 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. Besides the equipment and company products on display throughout the event’s trade show, this year over 120 FFA students spent time volunteering at the event, packing …

Bayer Showcase Plot Tours

Bayer has been holding a series of Showcase Plot Tours around the country since early July and we had a chance to check out the latest in cotton, peanuts and soybeans for the Southeast at the company’s brand new breeding facility near Dawson, GA. We also attended the the Athens, IL event to find out more of what Bayer has …

#USDA Report – Corn Up, Soybeans Down

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944.  In …

Memphis Hosts 64th Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

The 64th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is being held February 26-27, 2016 at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis featuring more than 400 exhibitors as well as Informational and educational seminars The show, sponsored by Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation and Delta Farm Press, regularly attracts 20,000 domestic and international decision-makers. 2016 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Photo …

BASF Media Event in Tennessee

Grow Smart was the theme for a BASF southern ag media field day near Memphis, Tennessee on August 26. Participants heard from champion corn grower Randy Dowdy of Georgia about how he uses the Grow Smart philosophy to attain record yields and return on investment. We also got an update on Engenia, which is expected to receive registration from EPA …

2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

The 63rd Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show brought together farmers from Texas to Missouri to the southeast Gulf coast. The 2015 event took place in Memphis, TN and Chuck was there to cover it all. Find links to all his photos and audio below. Don’t forget to check back, more will be added daily. View and/or download photos from …

2015 Beltwide Cotton Conference

The new format of the annual Beltwide Cotton Conferences. The conferences have been slimmed down to three days and there is no trade show as the conference takes place in San Antonio. 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Underway – Cotton Crop Consultants Gather at Beltwide – Nufarm Growing in Cotton Market – Nufarm Cotton Plant Regulators –