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New Peanut Contracts Being Offered

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Sheller’s have returned to farmers offering contracts on peanuts stored in the government loan, but yet to be marketed for the farmer. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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WOTUS Still on the Minds of Many

Georgia Representative David Scott

Georgia Representative David Scott

The “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule from the Environmental Protection Agency may be on hold for now in the courts, but agriculture lawmakers and leaders are not forgetting about their battle with the EPA over the pending regulation. Representative David Scott of Georgia, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, told this to farm leaders during a hearing on the farm economy last week.


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Cotton Council Disputes Anti-Dumping Investigation

nccThe National Cotton Council vows to fight the findings of an anti-dumping investigation by the Turkish government that claims U.S. cotton was dumped into Turkey, injuring the domestic fiber market.


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Cotton Producers Troubles

Cotton producersEverett Griner talks about 2016 not being a good year for cotton producers in today’s Agri View.


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Baseball and Peanuts

peanuts-and-baseballPeanuts and baseball have been paired together for a long time, and now that the 2016 Major League baseball season is underway, Tyron Spearman reports fans across the country are enjoying peanuts at their favorite ballpark.


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Georgia Cotton Commission Research Projects Continue

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Last month, Georgia cotton producers voted to renew the marketing order for Georgia cotton by passing the referendum that funds the Georgia Cotton Commission’s efforts for another three years. The commission’s executive director, Richey Seaton, says that includes research.


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Subcommittee Examines Credit Conditions in Farm Country

The second in a series of hearings entitled Focus on the Farm Economy, where each subcommittee examines the growing pressure in rural America, took place today in Washington D.C.


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Corn Planting Running Ahead of Normal

corn fieldA lot of corn went into the ground last week as across the nation, 13 percent of the crop had been planted as of this past Sunday, which is a big jump from just 4 percent the week before and well ahead of the five year average of 8 percent. Last year at this Read the rest of this entry »

Growing Financial Pressures for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers

Zippy Duvall

Zippy Duvall

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management recently held a hearing on the growing financial pressures faced by U.S. farmers and ranchers. Top farm leaders and experts testifying painted a grim picture of the farm economy on plummeting farm prices and income. One of those was American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, who told the Subcommittee that Read the rest of this entry »

Changes Made to Ending Peanut Stocks

millennialThe latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Peanut Stocks and Processing Report indicates some changes were made to the ending peanut stocks from last year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Cuban Officials, Importers Visit United States As Part of USGC Trade Team

From the U.S. Grains Council:

us-grains-councilWASHINGTON, D.C. – A delegation of grain importers and officials from Cuba is traveling in the United States this week to see firsthand the advantages of purchasing U.S. coarse grains and co-products.

Cuba has purchased corn from the United States since the early 2000s, with market share varying widely from as high as Read the rest of this entry »

New Peanut Shelling Plant to Open

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The grand opening of Premium Peanut, a new peanut shelling plant in Douglas, Georgia, will take place April 22nd. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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