Southeast AgNET

  • A multimedia enterprise dedicated to “deep Southeast” agriculture…
    News

Cotton Harvest Continues to Trail ‘Average’ Progress

Wideangle shot of cotton fieldThe national cotton harvest is still behind the 5-year average for this time of the year, despite some good progress in the nation’s biggest cotton state. Gary Crawford has the details.


Download Audio

In Alabama, as of this past Sunday, Read the rest of this entry »

Kubota Hay Tools Performing for End Users

Dave Palmer

Dave Palmer

When it comes to hay and forage tools, Kubota has a lineup that is becoming very popular. Dave Palmer, senior product manager of Kubota hay and forage products, talks about that lineup and how it all started.


Download Audio

To learn more about the Kubota hay tool lineup, go to Kubota.com.

Signup Continues for ARC and PLC

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a month ago that producers on farms with base acres under the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices to sign contracts and enroll for the 2017 crop year. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini hopes producers will sign up for the 2017 program.


Download Audio

Varying Peanut Tonnage Figures

National Peanut Board

Tyron Spearman

Peanut tonnage numbers vary between information released by NASS and FSA. Tyron Spearman looks at the differences.


Download Audio

Registration Deadline Nearing for Corn and Wheat Course

The 2016 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course, at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, will be held December 12-13. But registrations for the event need to be made by December 2.

Topics covered include irrigation, planting technology and density, herbicides, fertilizer, and more. Various farmers panels are also scheduled and continuing education units (CEUs) are available. To register click here.

New Study Refutes Food vs. Fuel Arguments

corn stalk ethanol gas pumpOver the years, we’ve heard discussions about how using corn to make ethanol is affecting food prices. But according to a story from Gary Crawford, a new study actually refutes that argument.


Download Audio
Read the rest of this entry »

Slight Changes Made to Peanut Acreage Report

peanuts-peggingSome changes have been made to the amount of peanut acreage this year. Tyron Spearman runs through the numbers.


Download Audio

Good News for Edible Nuts

assorted nuts for a backgroundA new report indicates that edible nuts are gaining popularity as a healthy alternative to comfort foods, and according to a story from Tyron Spearman, manufacturers are aware of the favorable consumer perception towards various edible nuts.


Download Audio

Vilsack Leaving Office in Better Shape

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will see his time end in that position come January, but he recently looked back on his eight years in the office. A conversation with President Barack Obama made him think about whether or not he was leaving the office in better condition than when he took the job eight years ago. Vilsack says after thinking about the topic for some time, he feels it is in better shape.


Download Audio

National Peanut Board Announces Quarterly Board Meeting

npb-logoThe National Peanut Board’s quarterly board and committee meetings will be held in two weeks, in conjunction with the American Peanut Council’s meeting. Tyron Spearman has the details.


Download Audio

Georgia Forages Suffering in Drought

Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker

For many livestock producers in Georgia, there aren’t any forages this year due to the drought which has a grip on most of the state. And Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the University of Georgia, knows the situation is not going to get better any time soon.


Download Audio

More information can be found on the Georgia Forages website.

Possible Change to Estate Tax Calculations

nccEarlier this year, the U.S. Department of Treasury proposed a change to the regulations that determine how estate taxes are calculated. Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, explains how this change could affect family farms and small businesses across rural America.


Download Audio

Web development & design by