Peanut Vendors Offer Heartfelt Shoutout for America’s Favorite Pastime

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the plans of an entire world, and that includes America’s favorite pastime – baseball. Now that Major League Baseball (MLB) finally has returned, it is without any fans in its ballparks to soak up things like fresh roasted bags of in-shell peanuts. Tyron Spearman has details about a new video that’s been developed to help …

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Alabama Cattlemen Working on New Policy Book

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

A few members of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) were assigned to a committee to develop a new policy book for the Association. ACA Executive Director Erin Beasley says the committee will be editing a draft of the book this week. For more information contact the ACA office in Montgomery.

Alabama Extension Helping Collect Mystery Seed Packages

Clint Thompson Alabama, Seeds

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is partnering with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) to assist in collecting unsolicited seed packages being sent to Alabama residents from China. The packages often indicate that they contain jewelry rather than seeds. ADAI field inspectors are currently collecting these seed packages to test their contents for unknown compounds, …

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Virtual UGA Cotton and Peanut Field Day on Sept. 9

Clint Thompson Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

The Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission want growers to be aware of an upcoming University of Georgia Cotton and Peanuts Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The event will be virtual this year and interested growers will be able to learn via zoom. Though some details are being finalized, the event will feature a morning session from 10 …

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Watering Tools to Help Solve Your Drought Problems

Dan Drought, Irrigation, This Land of Ours, Water

Some watering tools to help solve your dry yard problems. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re not getting enough rain there are some products that will help your thirsty potted plants, garden plants, and lawn have everything they need to stay healthy and hydrated. It’s much easier to maneuver around the garden when you have a …

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National FFA Organization Names 2020 American Star Finalists

Clint Thompson Florida, Georgia

National FFA Organization Names 2020 American Star Finalists INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Aug. 10, 2020/National FFA Organization) –The National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2020 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience. The American Star Awards represent the best of …

USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Costs for Organic Certification

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Organic

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for eligible certification expenses paid between Oct. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020, are due Oct. 31, 2020. “For producers producing food …

Georgia Dryland Peanut Crop is Struggling

Clint Thompson Georgia, Peanuts

According to an Extension peanut agronomist, Scott Monfort, crops in Georgia have experienced extreme temperatures and drought conditions for the past few weeks, which is taking a toll on many of the non-irrigated peanut fields. Tyron Spearman has the story.

NRCS Investing Up to $360 Million in Partner-Driven Conservation

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced it will be investing up to $360 million in partner-driven conservation through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). NRCS invites potential conservation partners to submit project applications for federal funding. Dollars will be awarded to locally-driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat …