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No Change to Peanut Posted Price

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

As planting has started for some, Tyron Spearman reports others are getting ready to start, but says there are no changes in the peanut price this week.


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Grants Help Bring More Nutritious Food to More People

fresh fruits in supermarket
Today Cathy Isom tells us about the program to promote fruits and veggies in more American diets – while giving a boost to local producers and economies.


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Peanut Exports Continue to Do Well

PeanutsPeanut exports continue to do well, as Tyron Spearman has the latest numbers.


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Nutty Issue

Stop Peanuts Sign
Everett Griner talks about the solution to peanut allergies is possible in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Farmer Deadline Today; Women Legislators

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on an important deadline happening today for farmers as well as a report on a meeting of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Global Peanut News

Tyron Spearman has information for Southeast peanut farmers getting ready to plant, to what’s happening with peanuts in other parts of the world.


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From Planting Peanuts Here to Harvesting Elsewhere

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

While farmers here are thinking about planting peanuts, in another country farmers are about ready to harvest them. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Farmers Reminded about ARC-PLC Deadline

usda-logoFarmers were given an extra week to update their yield history or reallocate base acres, and to make a choice between the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. But that extra week of time ends Tuesday as these decisions need to be submitted to your local Farm Service Agency office by April 7.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending April 3, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we looked at the Prospective Plantings report released by USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, the latest USDA forecast for food prices, and a story concerning the issue with labeling GMO crops.

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Peanut Price Update

peanut-fieldTyron Spearman has an update on where peanut prices and contracts stand this week.


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Do Not Set Numbers in Prospective Plantings Report in Stone

According to the numbers in USDA’s Prospective Plantings report that came out this week, cotton acreage will be down, peanuts up, corn acreage down, while soybeans will be up. But Gary Crawford reports that one USDA official says those numbers could end up being quite a bit different from what farmers actually plant.


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Today is National PB&J Day

pb&jToday is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, as it is observed on April 2nd. Tyron Spearman has information about an event that will be taking place to highlight this annual event.


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Crop Report Shows Some Notable Acreage Shifts

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

The Prospective Plantings report shows some notable shifts among crops. Gary Crawford has the details.


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Alabama Farmers to Plant Less Cotton, More Peanuts

From the Alabama Farmers Federation:

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 31— Alabama farmers expect to plant fewer acres of cotton and corn and devote more land to peanuts, according to the Prospective Plantings Report released today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

The report predicts Alabama’s total cotton acreage will drop 14 percent this year, to 300,000 acres, and corn acreage will Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Planting Intentions; FSA Deadlines Extended

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Planting Intentions Report and information concerning an extension to some important deadlines. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

USDA Planting Intentions Report Has Peanut Acres Higher in 2015

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The USDA Planting Intentions Report was released today. Tyron Spearman gives all the information for peanuts and other crops.


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Farmers’ Deadlines Moved Back One Week

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

Farmers are being reminded the deadline to update their yield history or reallocate base acres is now Tuesday, April 7. That is also the same day farmers need to have their choice made between the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini explains the difference between the two.


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For more information, go to www.fsa.usda.gov.

National Peanut Board Holding Quarterly Meeting

The National Peanut Board is holding a quarterly board meeting today as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Secretary Vilsack Appoints Peanut Standards Board Members

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed three producers and four industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. Six members will serve on the board through June 30, 2017. A seventh member will fill a current vacancy through June, 2015.

The Peanut Standards Board is made up of 18 members representing the Southeast Region, which covers Alabama, Georgia and Florida; Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Usage Climbing

The latest numbers indicate that peanut usage is still climbing. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Boiled Peanuts

boiled peanuts
Everett Griner talks about a Southern tradition is gaining ground in today’s Agri View.


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Optimistic with New Peanut Research

Tyron Spearman reports today that there is optimism concerning peanut research efforts.


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Eat Your Veggies

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Everett Griner talks about how fruit and vegetable consumption is varying in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Peanut Referendum; Water Survey Results

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on the Georgia Peanut Commission referendum and results from a University of Florida water issues survey. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

New American Peanut Sheller’s Hall of Fame Inductee

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The American Peanut Sheller’s Association has given its highest honor, by naming a Georgia man to their Hall of Fame. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Georgia Peanut Commission Holding Referendum

gpcGeorgia Peanut Commission’s Don Koehler reminds producers about the referendum underway through April 15, which gives them an opportunity to vote on reaffirming the commission.


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Peanut Proud Festival is Saturday

The annual Peanut Proud Festival will be held this coming Saturday and Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 20, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we celebrated National Agriculture Day this past Wednesday and talked about the latest data helping shine some light on the question, “What is a family farm”. We also looked at how the latest cases of Avian Influenza serve as reminders of the importance of bio-security practices on poultry farms, and how many peanut farmers are hoping to see some new contracts soon.

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Long-Time FSIS Employee Retiring

Tyron Spearman has information about the retirement of a long-time Federal-State Inspection Service (FSIS) employee.


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