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Dry-land Peanuts Seeing Drought Stress

Scott Mumford

Scott Mumford

Due to the lack of rain in some areas of the Southeast over the past few weeks, there are concerns with dry-land peanuts. Scott Mumford, Extension peanut agronomist for the University of Georgia, has an update on what he’s been seeing and hearing from others. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 29, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a deadline reminder about the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) program, preparations on a new farm bill, vegetables, food production Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Sheller’s and Buying Points to Meet Next Week

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The joint Peanut Sheller/Buying Point Conference will take place next week in Georgia. Tyron Spearman has a preview.


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Candy Company Targeting Millennials

Anne-Marie DeLorenzo (picture from AgWired)

Anne-Marie DeLorenzo (picture from AgWired)

During last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference, it was announced that Mars Chocolate North America is underway with efforts through social media to reach millennials. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Peanut Crop Conditions Affected by Weather

weather-sunny-hotHot, dry conditions continue across many of the peanut growing areas, and due to this, Tyron Spearman reports crop conditions are being affected.


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Work Is Underway on a New Farm Bill

Bob Redding

Bob Redding

Bob Redding of The Redding Group, who represents peanut growers in Washington D.C., was one of the speakers at last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference. His main topic was the new farm bill, and how preparations are already underway. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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To hear more of Redding’s comments click here.

Slight Drop in Cotton and Peanut Condition Ratings

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

In USDA’s weekly crop condition report, both the cotton and peanut crop is showing a small decline in condition ratings. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest numbers, first for cotton.


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University of Florida/IFAS to Hold Peanut Field Day

Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder. Photo credit Doug Mayo

Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder. Photo credit Doug Mayo

The 2016 University of Florida/IFAS Peanut Field Day will be held Thursday, August 11 at the North Florida Research and Education Center near Marianna, Florida. To learn more about this year’s event, click here.

Good Attendance for Southern Peanut Growers Conference

spgc-logo-2016A good crowd was on hand for the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference, as various topics were discussed and awards presented. Tyron Spearman was there and has a look at some of the highlights of this year’s event.


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House Ag Chairman Addresses Southern Peanut Growers

Rep. Mike Conaway (picture from AgWired)

Rep. Mike Conaway (picture from AgWired)

The Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference took place this past weekend in Miramar Beach, Florida. One of the guest speakers was chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas. He stressed the importance of preparing now for the 2018 Farm Bill.


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To hear more of Conaway’s comments, click here. And more of what took place at the annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference can be found here.

New Peanut Board Website

npb-2016The National Peanut Board is inviting folks to check out their new website. Tyron Spearman has more information about what some of those changes are.


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Looking at Numbers Affecting Peanut Stocks

millennialMany are keeping a close watch on stocks of peanuts, and today Tyron Spearman looks at some of the many issues that affect those numbers.


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