Sunbelt Expo Associate Farm Manager on Field Day

Randall Weiseman Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans

Next Tuesday June 8th the annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Field Day will be held at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. The associate farm manager for Sunbelt is Michael Williams who soon will take over for his dad Darrell who has managed the research farm there since 1980, and invites farmers across the southeast to attend next week’s event. Report (1:00 …

Peanut Acreage is Up

Randall Weiseman Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans

 According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, peanut acres in the U.S. are up this year compared to last year. Tyron Spearman runs through those and other crop numbers which were released this morning.  Report (1:15 mp3) USDA NASS

Lee V. McCoy 1947-2008: “RealMcCoy” Will Be Sorely Missed

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It is with great sadness and tremendously heavy hearts we report of the passing of Lee V. McCoy, known to many of his legions of friends and colleagues as the “RealMcCoy”. Lee lost his battle with cancer early morning Thursday May 22 in a Georgia hospital, admitted the Monday before in a bout with pneumonia. Please find details regarding Lee’s …

Georgia Cotton and Corn Update

Cindy Corn, Cotton, Georgia

Cotton planting has yet to begin in Georgia, according to the state ag statistics service, but that is normal for this time of year. Growers are looking to plant just a few more acres than last year, bucking the national trend of declines in cotton acreage. Meanwhile, corn acres are expected to increase almost 80 percent in the state and …

Prospective Plantings Perspective

Cindy Corn, Soybeans

The US Department of Agriculture announced this week that farmers are expecting to plant more soybeans and less corn. Despite the eight percent expected decline in acreage, National Corn Growers Association official say the forecast of 86 million acres is still historically high. Report(1:00 mp3) USDA NASS