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.

New program focuses on conservation at the local level
As part of a new federal push to improve U.S. water quality, support wildlife habitat and enhance the environment at the local and regional levels, the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program uses $370 million in 2014 farm bill funds for 115 projects spearheaded and designed by regional partners across all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Intensive management program pays off in 100 bushel soybean yield for Georgia producer Randy Dowdy
Inspired by soybean growers in the Mid-South topping more than 100 bushels per acre, some Georgia producers decided to swing for the fence this year, too.
Corn in rotation a strong weed management tool
Corn in a Deep South crop rotation remains one of the best weed management tools or decisions a grower can make — when he can make it. A corn crop squeezed into a field at least every three years in a corn-cotton-peanut cycle is most effective.
Rainbow over soybean field
Deep South soybean growers leaving yield on the table
Can Southeast soybean growers make higher yields? Sure, but “higher” is a relative term. Can they make 70 or even 80 bushels of soybeans per acre consistently? Maybe — if they want to.
Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day: Best products, varieties in action
The Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day’s schedule will be a bit different this year, but its main focus will not change.
Fungicide use increases on Southern farms
Southern farmers are seeing more and more how well-timed fungicide applications can help protect their crops and produce higher yields.
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