A Georgia peanut farmer testified before a U.S. House Ag Committee Hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill. Tyron Spearman has the details. To read more on this story click here.
Tim McMillan, farmer from Enigma, Georgia, testified today in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the next farm bill. In his testimony, McMillan says, “If the PLC program had not been in place, I am afraid many farms in the Southeast would no longer exist because of …
According to the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report, the amount of stocks continue to drop. Tyron Spearman has a look at the numbers in this new report.
USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released its annual Planting Intentions Report on March 31, and according to Tyron Spearman, farmers intend to plant more peanuts this year compared to last year.
The commission approves $523,496 in peanut research projects The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $523,496 in research project funding for the 2017-18 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 32 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia and USDA Agricultural Research Service.
A company that many in the peanut industry are familiar with is celebrating a 50th anniversary. Tyron Spearman has the details.
While peanut harvest has started in some areas of Argentina, digging has been delayed due to rains in that country. But as Tyron Spearman reports, officials there are estimating production for this year’s crop to be up over last year.
There is a deadline coming up concerning peanut contracts. Tyron Spearman has the details.
It’s been announced a new facility will be built that will give southeast peanut growers a new destination for their crop. Tyron Spearman has the details.
In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 24th, we hear from USDA’s Chief Veterinarian concerning avian influenza, talk about the confirmation hearing for Sonny Perdue, the nominee for Agriculture Secretary, the New World screwworm, optimistic farmers,