Wiping Out Bacteria with Nanoparticle-Cotton Fibers

Shoe liners that protect from harmful bacteria or bandages that treat wounds are some of the potential uses for a new technology developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. ARS materials engineer Sunghyun Nam developed an inexpensive, effective and environmentally friendly method to kill bacteria by creating silver nanoparticles inside cotton fibers. For more than a century, clothing and medical supplies have …

Southern Peanut Growers Conference Registration Deadline

Southern Peanut Growers Conference is scheduled for July 20-22, 2017 at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Fla. Registration deadline is June 30, 2017.  Conference Schedule Conference registration rates increase by $50 on July 1. Register Online Printable Registration Form Visit Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort online The 19th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 20 – 22, 2017 at …

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National Peanut Board Expands Reach of Research Dollars

The National Peanut Board, along with funding partner USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), recently announced research grants totaling $ 1.4 million have been awarded to help find solutions to two vexing issues: accurate diagnosis of peanut and food allergies and continuous improvements in water use efficiency in peanuts. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Peanut Farmers Represented at Farm Bill Listening Session

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee for holding a listening session last Saturday in Gainesville, Florida concerning the 2018 Farm Bill. And peanut farmers were well represented at the event with various industry folks making comments. That includes Caleb Bristow, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers …

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All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly

Remains Under $6 Per Person A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost of a …

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Preparing for Southern Peanut Growers Conference

Pre-registration is open for the 19th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 20-22, at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. Tyron Spearman caught up with Joy Crosby with the Georgia Peanut Commission, who provides more information about this year’s event.

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauds U.S. House Ag Committee Listening Session

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee who held a listening session about the 2018 Farm Bill. “I’m pleased Chairman Conaway was in Florida today and wanted to hear directly from peanut farmers,” said Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission and a member of the Southern …

GA Tech President Learns about Peanut Industry

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and his wife Val Peterson stopped by the Georgia Peanut Commission office this week as a part of their South Georgia tour to visit Georgia Tech alumni, Regents, business leaders, lawmakers and other friends of the Institute. The Georgia Peanut Commission has funded research with Georgia Tech since 2015 in the Agricultural Technology Research …


Growers and Beekeepers Meet with EPA

This week has been National Pollinator Week, as designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior. And stakeholders in the cotton industry, along with beekeepers and researchers from several state universities, met with representatives from the EPA and USDA to start the conversation on how to develop and adopt more appropriate steps for assessing …