Tropical Storm Nate Causes Crop Quality Coincerns

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather, Wheat

Soggy cotton and waterlogged peanuts have farmers concerned about crop quality in the wake of Tropical Storm Nate, which brought 35 mph winds and torrential rain to parts of Alabama last week. It’s too early to accurately calculate yield loss from the storm, though farmers like Dallas County’s Wendy Yeager say damage was less than anticipated. “I expected it to …

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Promoting Georgia Peanuts with Annual Event

Dan Georgia, Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association are joining forces Oct. 16-20, to promote the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s 3,400 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Joy Crosby, director …

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Southern Region October Crop Production

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

The Southern Region October Crop Production has Corn production in the United States is forecast at 14.3 billion bushels, down 6 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 171.8 bushels per acre. Soybean production is forecast at a record high 4.43 billion bushels, up 3 percent from last year. All cotton …

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New Tools for the Peanut Industry

Dan Peanuts, Technology

A leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions has announced the launch of new business intelligence tools to provide peanut farmers and handlers with actionable data for changing or improving practices both on and off the farm. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Irma’s Rainfall Helps Georgia Peanut Growers

Abbey Taylor Peanuts, Weather

By Jaci Schreckengost While some crops like pecans and cotton suffered serious losses from Hurricane Irma, the additional rainfall actually brought benefits to many Georgia peanut growers. Tim Brenneman, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Georgia, says the 4 to 6 inches of rainfall received from Hurricane Irma were particularly beneficial to the later-planted dryland peanuts that …