Plains Peanut Festival Celebrates Peanut Harvest and Honors 39th President

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

TIFTON, GA (GPC-September 18, 2019) — The 23rd annual Plains Peanut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 in Plains, Georgia, home of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The event highlights the harvest of its cash crop, peanuts, which has big potential across the globe by providing a sustainable and nutritious product and fighting malnutrition. Georgia leads …

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Peanut Production Forecast Up

Dan Peanuts

When USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released their September crop reports today, they indicated that U.S. peanut production is to be up seven percent from the August forecast. Tyron Spearman runs through those numbers, and also looks at how some other crops fared in this report.


Latest on Cotton and Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

In the latest crop conditions report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) notes that 43 percent of bolls are open in the nation’s cotton crop, which is ahead of the 5-year average of 37 percent. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says that includes states that were grazed by Hurricane Dorian. But the condition of the nation’s peanut crop is slipping, and …