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Peanut Agronomist Offers Recommendations for Growers

Georgia Peanut Agronomist, Dr. Bob Kemerait
Tyron Spearman recently talked with University of Georgia peanut agronomist, Dr. Bob Kemerait, who had recommendations for peanut growers before this year’s planting season. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Seeks Nominees for the National Peanut Board

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the National Peanut Board to replace one producer member and alternate for the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia, for when those terms expire on Dec. 31, 2017. Each member and alternate will serve a 3-year term. Applications are due by May 1, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Peanut Exports Continue to Set New Records

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The latest numbers indicate that U.S. peanut exports continue to set new records. Tyron Spearman reports the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) is reporting exports were up over 58% from January through October, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Monsanto Updates Progress on Research and Development Pipeline

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Monsanto Company recently announced 2017 updates on progress made across its research and development (R&D) pipeline over the past year. The company’s commitment to this annual pipeline showcase is founded in a dedication to innovations that support farmers as they work to meet the needs of society while using natural resources more efficiently. Monsanto’s chief technology officer, Robert Fraley, Ph.D., said this marks a record year for their R&D pipeline. Read the rest of this entry »

PhytoGen Releases Seven New Varieties with the Enlist Cotton Trait for 2017

Cash back available for growers planting PhytoGen® brand varieties with new Residual Rewards

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PhytoGen continues to redefine the standard. By bringing forward more varieties that provide high yield potential, stability and excellent quality along with new traits, PhytoGen helps growers thrive. Read the rest of this entry »

Analyst Predicting $6 Soybeans in 2017

soybeansSoybean acres are predicted to rise as corn and wheat prices continue to struggle. Richard Brock of Brock and Associates in Chicago is predicting that planted acres will rise from 83 million this year to 87 million in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending January 6, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending January 6, we have a report from the annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, talk about the Longleaf Initiative, have information about the introduction of peanut products to infants, politics and the farm bill, Read the rest of this entry »

Study Promotes Early Introduction of Peanut Products to Infants

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New clinical guidelines released this week support health care providers in early introduction of peanut-products to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy. Tyron Spearman has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Peng Chee Receives 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award

Dr. Peng Chee (right) receives the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award from Dr. Tom Brooks of Americot.

Dr. Peng Chee (right) receives the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award from Dr. Tom Brooks of Americot.

Dr. Peng Chee, a professor of Cotton Molecular Genetics/Breeding at the University of Georgia’s Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, is the recipient of the 2016 Cotton Genetics Research Award.

The announcement was made during the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference, which convened as part of the National Cotton Council-coordinated 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. In recognition, Dr. Chee received a plaque and a monetary award. Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Price Update.

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Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut price update. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference set for Thursday, Jan. 19

Georgia Peanut Farm Show
Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peanut farmers and those involved in the peanut industry will be able to learn more about the latest products, services and peanut research at the 2017 Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Supplies are Dropping

peanutThe latest Peanut Stocks and Processing report is showing that stocks of peanuts in commercial storage as of the end of November 30 are down over 12 percent. Tyron Spearman has those numbers, along with information showing that the industry maintained increases in peanut candy usage and peanut butter. Read the rest of this entry »

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