Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Dry conditions continue to plague farmers

The latest release from the National Agriculture Statistics Service shows that 79 percent of subsurface soils are short on moisture, according to Growing Georgia.   This continuing lack of rainfall has caused crops like soybeans, cotton and peanuts to fade and pastures to stop producing grass.  Even crops that were going…
Read More

Southeast Cattle Advisor blog

The Southeast Cattle Advisor provides articles on a variety of information related to cattle, including market information, inputs, and decision aids.  If you have not visited their web site, you can find it at  They also provide a periodic newsletter which sends the articles directly to your email address.
Read More

The problem with statistics

Modern Farmer had an interesting story this week about agricultural statistics–the counts of acreage, farm size, crops planted, and other measures of agricultural production.  In the story, the author points out that from one census to the next changes in how the counts are made can make it look like…
Read More