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Busy Week for Peanut Harvest

Conditions for harvest in some areas of the Southeast haven’t been the best the past couple of weeks, but according to Tyron Spearman, many will be working hard this week to get caught up.


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True or False

organic vegetablesEverett Griner talks about “organic”, more than where it is grown in today’s Agri View.


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ARC and PLC Education Programs and Southeast Could See a Colder and Dryer Winter

USDA has announced there will be educational opportunities for the new ARC and PLC programs. Tyron Spearman has more on that along with information about what we might be experiencing weather-wise this coming winter.

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Georgia Cotton Commission Pleased with Agreement

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Over the last several months, the United States and Brazil have held intensified discussions to resolve the cotton dispute, and yesterday it was announced the two governments had reached an agreement providing for formal termination of the cotton case at the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. And Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says it’s great news for cotton growers.


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Peanut Usage is Up

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The latest stocks and processing report shows that usage of peanuts continues to be strong. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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New Line of Attack against WOTUS

Opponents of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule have opened a new avenue of attack, accusing the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers of thwarting requirements of the Administrative procedure Act.


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Pasture and Rangeland Update

Now that fall has arrived, pasture and rangeland conditions across the country continue to hold up well.


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Georgia Cotton at the Fair

ga-cotton-commission-logoExecutive Director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, Richey Seaton, invites everyone to learn more about the state’s cotton industry at their booth located at the Georgia National Fair which kicks off today in Perry.


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Peanut Posted Price Update and Deadline for Cotton Program Signup Nearing

Tyron Spearman updates this week’s peanut posted price along with reminding cotton growers about a signup deadline that’s coming up.

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Georgia Peanut Commission Traveling to the Classic City to Promote Peanuts

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

TIFTON, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2014) – The Georgia Peanut Commission will be traveling to Athens, Georgia, this upcoming weekend to promote peanuts during Homecoming weekend at the University of Georgia. While in Athens, GPC will pass out koozies adorning the Georgia Peanuts logo, as well as its famous little red bags of peanuts to football fans and Athens-area residents, alike.

During the 2013 football season, GPC held the promotion in Athens for the first time and received outstanding results. During the course of the Read the rest of this entry »

United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton Dispute

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the United States and Brazil have reached agreement to settle the longstanding Cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Under the terms of the agreement, Brazil will terminate the Cotton case, giving up its rights to countermeasures against U.S. trade or any further proceedings in this dispute. Brazil has also agreed not to Read the rest of this entry »

NCC Commends Resolution of Brazil WTO Dispute

From the National Cotton Council:

MEMPHIS — The National Cotton Council appreciates the U.S. government’s successful efforts to conclude the U.S.-Brazil trade dispute in the World Trade Organization through negotiation, thereby avoiding retaliation.

NCC Chairman Wally Darneille reiterated that the U.S. cotton industry has undertaken extensive efforts to Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop looks as of this week and how harvest is progressing.


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Cotton is Not Always a Natural Choice

Mark Messura

Mark Messura

Cotton farmers work hard every year to grow a good, quality product. But according Mark Messura, Senior Vice President for Cotton Incorporated, while cotton is a natural fabric it’s not always a natural choice for some manufacturers.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Risk Management; Livestock Disaster Program Deadline

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on new USDA risk management programs and a reminder about an important deadline. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

AgNeTVideo: Brandt Highlights a New Product for Producers

brandt-logoCharles Lanfier, Brandt sales manager for Central and South Florida, gives a brief history of the company and introduces a new product beneficial to producers.

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Digital Release of Farmland Movie Coming

farmland-movie-picWe told you last week that the movie “Farmland” was produced to help better explain agriculture. And if you have yet to see the movie, Cindy Zimmerman reports today that the digital release of it is coming soon.


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Research Efforts Continue for Georgia Cotton Growers

Guy Collins

Guy Collins

University of Georgia Extension Cotton Agronomist Guy Collins knows the importance of their research projects, but also wants growers to know they depend quite a bit on the Georgia Cotton Commission for dollars to fund those efforts.


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New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

peanut-fieldLast week USDA announced a new peanut revenue policy, and Tyron Spearman has more details about the program.


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Peanut Quarterly

The National Peanut Board’s latest version of the “Peanut Quarterly” has information about how grower dollars are being used. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 26, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning USDA announcing new programs designed to help farmers better manage risk, a reminder for cotton producers that the sign up period for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program will soon end, and a reminder for eligible livestock producers that September 30th deadline to sign up for the livestock disaster program and receive full payment.

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Farmland Movie Helps Explain Agriculture

farmland-movie-picThe movie “Farmland” was produced to help better explain agriculture to those who have no idea what all it involves. Cindy Zimmerman has more on what some of the elements have been in this project.


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New PLC and ARC Programs

Tyron Spearman has more information about the new Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage programs that were announced this week by USDA.


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USDA Implements New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The policy, approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors, paves the way for USDA’s Risk Management Agency to make it broadly available to producers for the 2015 crop year in all counties where yield-based insurance coverage is currently offered.

The peanut revenue policy is one of several new risk management options authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill that will help farmers manage Read the rest of this entry »

New Programs to Help Farmers Manage Risk

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Tom Vilsack

USDA has announced new programs designed to help farmers better manage risk. And according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, farmers will have several important decisions to make over the next few months with the opportunity to make the first of those this coming Monday.


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USDA helped create online tools that allow farmers to enter information about their operation and see projections about what each program will mean for them under possible future scenarios. The new tools are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.

Plains Peanut Festival

Tyron Spearman has a reminder that the Plains Peanut Festival will take place this weekend.


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NACD Meets with EPA to Discuss Concerns on Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

From the National Association of Conservation Districts:

WASHINGTON, DC—September 25, 2015—National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) leadership met with representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to express concerns on behalf of member conservation districts regarding the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. Unfortunately representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

“We appreciate the opportunity to be at the table to represent conservation districts on this important issue,” said NACD President Earl Garber. “Our goal in this meeting was to Read the rest of this entry »

Weather Conditions Slowing Peanut Harvest

Weather conditions over the past week have hampered peanut harvest, as Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Signup Deadline for Cotton Producers Nearing

Gary Adams

Gary Adams

Here’s a reminder for cotton producers: the signup period for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program for the 2014 cotton crop ends October 7. But Gary Adams, vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, encourages producers to sign up before the end of September.


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Change to Peanut Posted Price

There was a change this week in the peanut posted price for one variety, but it does not affect growers here in the Southeast. Tyron Spearman explains what was changed and why.


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