Southeast Cotton and Peanut Harvest Ahead of Normal

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

The lack of rain across the Southeast continues to affect both the cotton and peanut harvest in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. In this week’s crop conditions report, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey looks at the latest major indicators for cotton crop progress. Rippey says the nation’s peanut harvest is well ahead of the average. In Alabama, 88 percent …

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Coley, Meeks Reappointed to Cotton Commission Board

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

In late July, the Commodity Commission Ex-Officio Committee met to make appointments to the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) board of directors. GCC Vice Chairman Matt Coley, a cotton and peanut farmer from Vienna; and director Steven Meeks, a cotton, peanut, tobacco and timber producer from Screven, were both reappointed to another three-year term on the Commission’s board of directors. Coley …

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GA Peanut Commission Pleased with Research Efforts

Dan Peanuts, Research

During the recent UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day in Tifton, producers were able to learn more about the latest research efforts. Donald Chase, chairman of the research committee of the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC), says research dollars continue to give then an incredible return on investment. To learn more about dollars earmarked for research efforts, contact the Georgia …


More Optimism for Upcoming Talks Between the U.S. and China

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

(NAFB) — The Chinese Vice Premier, who’s leading China’s efforts in the trade talks with the United States, will be back in Washington next week. An Agri-Pulse report says he’ll be across the table from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Earlier this week on the sidelines of the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …


Appointments Made to Peanut Standards Board

Dan Peanuts

USDA recently announced the appointment of three producers and three industry representatives to serve three-year terms on the Peanut Standards Board. Tyron Spearman has the story. More information about the board and USDA’s partnership with the peanut industry is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Peanut Standards Board webpage.


Harvest Underway for Cotton and Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

In the latest crop conditions report, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey says harvest of the nation’s cotton crop is underway. Rippey says the harvest of the nation’s peanut crop is ahead of schedule. In Alabama, 81 percent of the bolls were open, which compares to 76 percent last year at this time. Four percent of the cotton crop …