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Celebrating National Corn Fritters Day

Dan Corn, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom is celebrating another food item and lets us know why many will be indulging a savory southern-style treat today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Corn Fritters Day Today is National Corn Fritters Day. What is a corn fritter some might say? Why they’re tasty bites of fried or baked corn batter, made of corn …

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USDA Increases Corn, Soybean Production Forecast

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The Department of Agriculture Thursday upped its predictions for larger corn and soybean crops this year. The USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report predicts corn production at 14.2 billion bushels and soybeans increasing to 4.3 billion bushels. The 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook includes larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and lower ending stocks. Increased 2017/18 exports …

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USDA Names Members and Alternates to the National Peanut Board

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of four members and four alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms, from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021. Appointed are: Georgia: Andy Bell (Member) and Donald G. Chase (Alternate) South Carolina: Bud Bowers (Member) and Harry Wimberly (Alternate) Texas: Peter Froese Jr. (Member) and Jeff Roper (Alternate) …

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UF, Georgia Tech Scientists to Begin Work on More Drought-Tolerant Peanut

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Research

Farmers and consumers can benefit from a more drought-tolerant peanut, and scientists from the University of Florida and Georgia Institute of Technology will soon begin research to develop a more resilient crop. With it, growers would be able to produce more market-ready peanuts, and consumers can get more of the protein-filled legume. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences agronomists …

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Condition of Cotton and Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Across the Cotton Belt, the overall condition of the nation’s crop has continued to slip during the past few weeks. However, the peanut crop has seen a slight improvement. Gary Crawford has the first part of this story. Condition of Cotton and Peanut Crops In Alabama, the cotton crop condition is rated 8 percent poor to very poor, 21 percent …

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China Quickly Retaliating Against U.S.

Dan Beef, Corn, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

Following implementation day of President Trump’s tariffs on China, the nation responded quickly to retaliate with previously threatened penalties on U.S. pork, beef, soybeans and automobiles. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports China says Trump has “violated World Trade Organization rules and launched the largest trade war in economic history to date.” The first wave of tariffs was imposed Friday, which …