Brad Haire

Associate Editor

Raised in south Georgia, Brad Haire has covered the South’s diverse agriculture for more than 15 years, working with daily and weekly newspapers, as news director of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and as editor of Farm Progress Companies Southern Farmer.

His stories and photographs about agriculture have been published across the country. His video work has appeared on TV stations in Georgia and websites across the region. He has contributed to segments for NBC and CBS affiliates, CNN, Animal Planet, PBS and National Geographic, too, and has produced a daily farm radio show.

He’s won a handful of national awards for Extension educational materials.

Peanut broker explains the market now and his view of where it’s going
How big the U.S. peanut surplus, or carryout, will be is becoming clearer if you know how to read the numbers.
2016 peanut crop could overwhelm warehouse space
If peanut farmers produce as many peanuts in 2016 as they did in 2015, there will not be enough room in federally licensed warehouses to store the entire crop.
China’s grab for Syngenta ‘scares’ ag marketing advisor
For years, China has been trying to buy the technology from Monsanto and DuPont and couldn’t get it done. So, what do they do? They buy Syngenta.
The complicated perfect peanut. Good luck, peanut genome
The peanut genome was official sequenced about two years ago by the International Peanut Genome Initiative.
Cottonseed as oilseed designation unlikely
“We continue to believe, like a broad group of Members of Congress, that USDA clearly has this authority as described in the current farm bill." NCC
Make sure 2016 peanut crop has space in approved warehouse
Peanut warehouse capacity, particularly in the Southeast, could reach its limits as the 2016 crop comes in.
Peanut farmers advised to watch tons in loan, payment limitations
“Pay closer attention to contracts,” said Nathan Smith, University of Georgia peanut economist.
Cooperation among agencies seen as key to HLB management
Citrus greening causes fruit to green, become misshapen and taste bitter. It has devastated millions of acres of citrus crops throughout the United States
Peanut industry trying to harness humanitarian efforts under one umbrella
Led by the American Peanut Council, a plan is under way to determine how to place the industry humanitarian efforts under one umbrella.
Cotton Incorporated shows growers their assessment dollars at work
The Cotton Board organizes two to three multi-regional producer tours each year to bring producers from around the country to Cotton Incorporated headquarters in Cary, N.C.
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