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Peanut Crop and Price Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

From current weather conditions, to market information, to a promotional update, Tyron Spearman has a look at various aspects affecting the peanut industry right now.


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Alabama Food Safety Inspectors Conduct Recall Effectiveness Checks on Peanut Butter, Almond Butter and Nut Butters

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:

Montgomery, AL – Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Consumer Food Safety Inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks on certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters because of possible contamination with Salmonella.

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Peanut Price Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

While this week’s peanut posted price held steady, Tyron Spearman reports there was as rise in the shell price.


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Promotions to Sell More Peanuts

Various promotions are underway to help sell more peanuts, as Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Peanut Crop Needs Rain

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

This week’s crop conditions report from USDA shows many of the peanut growing areas here in the Southeast could really use a good shower. Tyron Spearman runs through the latest numbers.


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Opposing Sharing of Peanut Technology

There is opposition to allowing other countries the right to use peanut seed technology developed here. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Early-Bird Registration for Georgia Peanut Tour ends today!

The 2014 Georgia Peanut Tour will be held September 16-18, 2014 with the Hot Topics Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 16th and then the tour itself taking place Wednesday, Sept. 17th and Thursday, Sept. 18th. But the Georgia Peanut Commission reminds growers that participants must register by today to be guaranteed their Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Calendar

Tyron Spearman has a look at a few events coming up this week that may be of interest to row crop farmers in the Southeast.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 15, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring crop report information from the August releases which came out this week from USDA. We also have a look at the SNAP program and how it’s being used in rural areas, and hoping to see more textile business coming back.

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Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop is faring across the Southeast.


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UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day in September

Chris Chammoun

Chris Chammoun

Chris Chammoun with the Georgia Cotton Commission says both cotton and peanut farmers are invited to attend the upcoming 2014 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th in Tifton.


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Awards Presented at Recent Peanut Meeting

Tyron Spearman has more information from last week’s Peanut Sheller’s and Buying Points meeting.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: USDA Issues August Crop Reports

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features the latest USDA crop reports for cotton and peanuts. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

08-12-14 Peanut Crop Report

peanuts-in-shellThe USDA has released its first crop estimate for the year, and Tyron Spearman gives the numbers for the peanut crop along with other crop numbers.


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Interest in Crop Reports and Peanut Calendar

There are a lot of folks in agriculture interested in seeing the numbers from USDA’s next crop report which comes out Tuesday. Tyron Spearman has more on that, along with a reminder about a couple of events coming up this week that peanut growers may be interested in attending.

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Ag in Review Ending the Week of August 8, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports about the 6-month mark of the new Farm Bill, about the new Cotton Transition Assistance Program which starts Monday, how the peanut crop looks right now in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about a new burger made from both beef and chicken.

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Syngenta Bringing New Fungicide to Peanut Growers

Elatus_brandsignature_1cSyngenta is excited to soon be bringing a brand new fungicide to peanut growers. It’s called “Elatus” and they are hoping for registration to come sometime early next year.


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To learn more about this new product go to syngenta.com.

Southeast Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

During a meeting held this week, Tyron Spearman reports an update was given on how the peanut crop looks right now in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.


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Peanut Stocks Continue to Dwindle

According to the latest numbers, peanut stocks continue to dwindle. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Former Alabama Peanut Executive Receives Award

Randy Griggs

Randy Griggs

Randy Griggs, who recently retired from his position as Executive Director of the Alabama Peanut Producers, was surprised to be honored with the annual Valor Award during the recent Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Cindy Zimmerman caught up with him afterwards.


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National Peanut Board Launches New Website

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The National Peanut Board has launched a new website which offers resources to help understand and manage food allergies. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Addressing Peanut Allergy Concerns with Facts

peanuts-in-shellParents, schools, health professionals and others have a new resource to help them understand and effectively manage food allergies, thanks to the National Peanut Board. Cindy Zimmerman reports that NPB has launched PeanutAllergyFacts.org, a website dedicated to providing science-based information about peanut and food allergies.


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Stick to 3-year Peanut Rotation and Energy Grants and Loans Available

One man encourages peanut farmers to stick to their three year peanut rotation, as Tyron Spearman has that story along with information about energy grants and loans that are available.

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Peanut Shellers and Buying Points to Meet

A meeting for Peanut Shellers and Buying Points is scheduled this week, and Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Ag in Review For the Week Ending August 1, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the longleaf pine initiative, how the peanut crop looks thus far in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about efforts underway to find a new Executive Vice President for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.

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Peanuts Packing a Powerful Punch

perfetcly-powerful-peanutThe National Peanut Board is very excited about their new “Perfectly Powerful Peanut” brand which rolled out back in April. Cindy Zimmerman reports it was immediately embraced by the industry.


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Hormel Pleased with Skippy Purchase

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Attendees at the recent Southern Peanut Growers Conference got an update of what is happening with a well known peanut butter brand, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Industry Negatives and Positives

One speaker at last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference talked about the negatives and positives in the peanut industry right now. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Southeast Producers Attend Peanut Conference

southernpeanutfarmersFolks from across the Southeast were in Panama City, Florida this past weekend for the annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference. And those in attendance included the Executive Directors of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association and Georgia Peanut Commission.
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Markets Discussed at Peanut Conference

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference took place this past weekend in Panama City, Florida, and Tyron Spearman could be found in his apron fixing grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But he also took time out to attend the various sessions where a variety of topics were discussed, including peanut markets.


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For more from this year’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference click here.

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