Paul Hollis

Editor
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.

Articles by Paul Hollis
Soybeans big in 2012 acreage plans
The outlook for 2012 is that we’re in for another acreage battle among the major crops, especially in the Southeast, where soybeans, peanuts, cotton and corn all will be competing for land.
Cattle market - big swings in 2012
Cattle market prices for 2012 should remain fundamentally strong and average 4 to 8 percent higher than in 2011.
Beware of pest problems in wheat following wheat
Increased wheat production in the past couple of years in the Southeast has brought with it a few pest problems that commonly can be found wherever wheat follows wheat in a farmer’s field.
Sunbelt field demonstrations draw crowds
You can always tell the real farmers attending the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition – while they’re captivated by the smell of new tractors as they enter the show grounds, they’re eventually drawn to the 600-acre working farm where they can view harvest and tillage demonstrations, in addition to test-driving the latest equipment available.
Sunbelt Expo mobile app - Know on the Go
The Sunbelt Ag Expo — “North’s America’s Premier Farm Show” — consists of a 600-acre research farm, 100-acre exhibit area and 40 acres of parking.
Southeast weather outlook favors small grains
The weather forecast for this fall and winter should be good news for Southeastern wheat producers, since the La Niña conditions that are expected usually are favorable for winter grain crops such as wheat, oats and rye.
Continued prosperity for U.S. agriculture
Several factors will impact the future of U.S. agriculture in the next decade, but most current indicators point towards continued prosperity
Cotton fertilization hot topic at Expo Field Day
One of the driest springs on record continues to perplex cotton producers in the lower Southeast as they enter the mid-season mark with many questions about how to handle fertilization of the 2011 crop.
Vegetable prices increase
Over the first five months of 2011, fresh-market vegetable prices at the point of first sale averaged 15 percent above a year earlier.
Drought-stressed corn for forage
When drought becomes severe, the decision sometimes must be made to salvage the value from a corn crop by cutting it as forage.
Southern Peanut Growers Conference is July 21-23
The 13th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is scheduled for July 21-23, at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla., with a theme this year of “Windows of Opportunity.”
Only scattered relief seen for drought-plagued Southeast
Late June and early July brought a few scattered showers to the parched lower Southeast, but the long-term prognosis isn’t good for farmers in the region.
Kreg Freeman: Peanut Profitability winner for Lower Southeast Region
Kreg Freeman insists there’s no secret to his style of growing peanuts — it’s just a matter of doing things right and doing them on time — but with 6,626 pounds per acre and the efficiency to match this past year, it’s obvious he’s hit on a successful formula.
Peanut Profitability winners excelled under extreme conditions
Last year was a lesson in perseverance for many U.S. peanut producers, as a promising spring soon gave way to dry, extremely hot weather conditions during summer and early fall.
Peanut research funding takes one-two punch
Peanut producers today are enjoying the fruits of years of sustained and intensive research on their behalf, including high-yielding varieties that are resistant to disease, water management strategies and countless other advances that have boosted production while, in many cases, reducing inputs.
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