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Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on peanut crop conditions as of this past week.


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UGA Cotton-Peanut Field Day is Wednesday

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The 2014 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday September 10th in Tifton. Farmers who plan to attend are being urged to RSVP to Mrs. Michelle Pitts at 229-386-3006 or mpitts@uga.edu so they can have an accurate headcount for the meal. Tyron Spearman has more details about the annual event.


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Big Range in Crop Conditions

Some areas of the Southeast have seen spotty rains as of late, but as Tyron Spearman reports, there is a big range in crop conditions.


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Peanut and Cotton Calendar

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Tyron Spearman reminds Georgia peanut and cotton growers about a couple of upcoming events.


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Peanut Usage Continues to Climb and Foreign Groups to Visit Southeast Locations

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According to the latest numbers, peanut usage continues to climb. Tyron Spearman has that information along with a story about groups from other countries coming here to tour various peanut facilities.

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Peanut Calendar

Tyron Spearman has a quick look at a couple of events coming up in Georgia that may be of interest to peanut and cotton farmers.


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Peanut Price Update

With an update on what’s taking place with peanut prices right now, here’s Tyron Spearman.


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Hot and Dry Weather Affecting Some Crops

There are some areas of the Southeast that experienced nice rains over the past week, but for most of us it’s been hot and dry. And according to the latest numbers from USDA’s crop conditions report, it’s taking a toll on some crops.


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Farm Exports

Large container ship in a dockEverett Griner talks about expanding farm exports in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Dairy Farmer and Farm Bill Programs

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on a new risk management program for dairy farmers as well as Farm Bill programs available through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Non-Irrigated Peanuts Feeling the Pinch

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The past couple of weeks, Tyron Spearman has been reporting on how dry conditions have been affecting some peanut fields across the southeast. Today he notes how some of those non-irrigated peanuts are really feeling the pinch.


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USDA Video: Stamps Honor Farmers Markets

usda-postage-stampsFour postage stamps honor farmers markets and farmers. Watch the video!

UGA Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day Next Week

The annual UGA Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day will be held on Wednesday, September 10. Tyron Spearman has this reminder as farmers are invited to attend.


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Agri View: CCC Update

beeEverett Griner talks about the new update on Colony Collapse Disorder not encouraging in today’s Agri View.


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National Peanut Board Sets Budget

The National Peanut Board has set their budget for the next fiscal year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 29, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports concerning EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, how dry conditions are affecting the peanut crop, and a look at sustainability.

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Peanut Crop and Export Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman takes a look at some things affecting this year’s peanut crop in certain areas, along with an update concerning a story he recently did about peanut exports.


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Peanut Farmers Urged to Verify Acreage History

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Peanut farmers across the Southeast are being urged to verify their acreage history. Tyron Spearman has more information on why it’s important to do so.


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Many Southeast Peanut Fields are Dry

According to the latest crop conditions report, many Southeast peanut fields are really dry right now. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: WOTUS Viewpoints; Cotton Grower Programs

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features multiple viewpoints on the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule as well as details on programs for cottons growers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

ROI Study Shows Positive Return on Peanut Grower Assessment Dollars

In the most comprehensive study ever conducted for the National Peanut Board about the Return on Investment (ROI) of peanut assessments, Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University concludes that each dollar invested in the Board’s checkoff program between 2007 and 2013 returned $8.87 to the peanut industry. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Georgia Cotton Commission Looking Forward to Field Day

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton talks about the significant investments they make each year in support of cotton research with the University of Georgia. And he hopes growers will join them September 10th at the 2014 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day at Tifton.


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Georgia Peanut Commission Sponsoring David Ragan at Upcoming NASCAR Race

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

TIFTON, Ga. (August 25, 2014) – The Georgia Peanut Commission will be sponsoring Georgia-native, David Ragan, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Aug. 31, 2014.

Joe Boddiford, GPC vice chairman and chairman of the GPC Promotions Committee, is looking forward to the race and the exposure it will bring for Georgia’s agricultural industry; particularly peanuts. “David Ragan is a Georgia native and Georgia is the No. 1 peanut-growing state in the nation,” Boddiford says. “The Georgia Peanut Commission is very excited to have this opportunity to help sponsor him in the Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Exports are Down

Reports concerning peanut exports continue to show lower numbers compared to last year, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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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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