Paul Hollis

Southeast Farm Press

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990. Paul lives with his wife Tammy in Auburn, Ala. They have a daughter, Tess.

Big switch out of cotton predicted for Southeast, Delta regions
While certainties are few and far between as far as the world cotton market is concerned, there’s one thing you can bank on for 2013 — fewer acres will be planted.
Corn is market driver, soybeans remain a good option
Corn will drive the commodity markets, soybeans will help to make things interesting, and there’s always the chance of a margin squeeze next year, predicts Todd Davis, senior economist with the American Farm Bureau.
Certain aspects of new farm bill can already be assumed
While a new farm bill remains in limbo until at least after the November elections, some conclusions can be made — based on the current Senate and House versions — about how the final legislation might look.
$6 million peanut project aimed at improving yield, quality
The Peanut Foundation has been approved by the American Peanut Council to initiate and coordinate peanut genomics research worldwide with the aim of reducing the cost of production and improving yields and quality.
Peanut Profitability Award program recognizes 2012 class
The Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award has been presented to more than 40 peanut producers over the past 13 years, but the 2012 class might have topped them all as far as combining the basic tenets of the program, says Marshall Lamb, research director for the National Peanut Research Laboratory and advisor for the program.
Cotton weed control has changed radically due to resistant pigweed
Farmers many times get the bad rap that they’re resistant to change, but that’s not true, especially when their survival depends upon it.
Plentiful supply, low prices seen for fresh vegetables
Warm weather and generally good growing conditions translate into large volumes of high-quality fresh commercial vegetables and continuing low prices for producers, according to the latest USDA Vegetables and Melons Outlook Report.
I.C. Terry Farms Peanut Profitability winners for Lower Southeast 1
Ross Terry, vice-president of I.C. Terry Farms in Lake City, Fla., has coined a phrase that he likes repeating: “Things happen here that don’t happen anywhere else.”
2012 Peanut Profitability Award winners named
Unprecedented drought in Oklahoma and Texas and extreme heat and dry conditions in the Southeast made 2011 a challenging year for peanut producers, but the Peanut Profitability Award winners somehow found a way to persevere and achieve excellence on their respective farms.
Rotation No. 2 key to Peanut Profitability
If you’ve been farming for any length of time, it’s a familiar refrain by now — the keys to success in any cropping system are rotation, rotation, rotation.
Proactive farm management is No. 3 in list of Keys to Peanut Profitability
While most of the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” thus far have consisted of very specific production practices, our No. 3 listing is different in that it describes a concept, one that is proving to be increasingly critical in farming today.
Disease control ranks at No. 4 in Keys to Peanut Profitability
As the countdown continues to the No. 1 Key to Peanut Profitability, disease control comes in at No. 4, including the control of soil-borne and foliar diseases and nematodes.
Peanut growers call for 'producer choice' crop program
Texas farmer and president of the Western Peanut Growers Association Jimbo Grissom recently told a Senate panel that U.S. peanut producers support two provisions for a new farm bill — an equitable risk management tool and a “producer choice” crop program.
Cost management, efficient water use two more keys to peanut profits
Coming in at No. 6 and No. 5, respectively, in the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” are cost management and efficient water use.
Twin rows, planting date begin countdown to peanut profits
Coming in at No. 10 and 9 in the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” are two production practices that are closely related — twin rows and planting date.
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