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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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China Discussed at Southern Peanut Growers Conference

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

One topic during last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City was China. Jeff Johnson with Birdsong Peanut Company, one of the speakers at this year’s event, talked about the issues with this country concerning peanuts and Cindy Zimmerman caught up with him afterwards.


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More Fruits, Nuts and Veggies

Production of fruits, nuts and vegetables is picking up and Cindy Zimmerman reports that’s because consumption continues to increase.


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Fruit and Nut Production Highlights from Census of Ag

Various fruits and nuts are grown all across the country with many of them right here in the Southeast. Today Rod Bain has some of the fun facts from the recent Census of Agriculture pertaining to fruit and nut production here in the U.S.


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Good Crowd at Southern Peanut Growers Conference

southernpeanutfarmersThere is a record crowd at the 16th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach, and the mood among growers is positive. With more from the conference, here’s Cindy Zimmerman.


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Southern Peanut Growers Meeting

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The 16th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference kicks off today and runs through Saturday at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City, Florida. Tyron Spearman has a preview of what can be found there.


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Peanut Supplies and Exports Lowered

Both peanut supply numbers and peanut export numbers have been lowered as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Crop Ahead of Schedule

Looking at this week’s USDA Crop Conditions update, Tyron Spearman reports the peanut crop is just a bit ahead of schedule compared to normal.


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American Peanut Research and Education Society Recap

The American Peanut Research and Education Society recently met and Tyron Spearman reports a couple of folks from the Southeast were presented awards at the annual event.


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Ag in Review Ending the Week of July 18, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, the peanut checkoff being approved in Alabama, did you know recent research efforts have been underway using aging methods on beef value cuts?

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Watching Peanut Carryover

Tyron Spearman reports that many are watching the numbers closely to try and gauge what the peanut carryover will be like this year.


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Peanut Checkoff Approved in Alabama and Argentina Peanut Crop Update

Peanut farmers in Alabama said yes to the checkoff in their state as Tyron Spearman has that story, along with an update on the peanut crop in Argentina.

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Agri-Terrorism

Green rows on the field AgriculturalEverett Griner talks about farmers properly protecting their assets in today’s Agri View.


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Various Issues with Crops Around the Country

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

From how certain crops will fare with the new farm bill, to how some crops are even doing at this time is a story Tyron Spearman has today.


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No Change to Peanut Price and Questions about Cotton Prices

There are no changes to the peanut posted price this week, as Tyron Spearman has that update. He also has a story concerning cotton prices and how some are questioning what’s happened to them.

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GMO Crops

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)Everett Griner talks about GMO crops continuing to increase in today’s Agri View.


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UF/P.I.E. Center Steps Up Its Efforts for Agriculture

UF Ag Communications Professor Rick Telg

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Research, Outreach, Education, and much more is wrapped up in the efforts of the UF P.I.E. Center. UF Ag Communications Professor Rick Telg now heads up the Center for Public Issues Education in UF’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. If you’re involved in Florida agriculture you should be aware of what this important program does, and here’s your chance to hear the details. We caught up with Telg at the recent Florida FFA annual convention in Orlando.


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FDACS Ag Law Enforcement At FL FFA Mtg

Lt. Lachrisha Gwinn of FDACS Ag Law Enforcement Division

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As Lt. Lachrisha Gwinn of FDACS Ag Law Enforcement Division Explains, there was good reason for her team to appear at the Florida FFA Convention and Expo this year. In this feature post, she explains the actions of her Department and the connection to the FFA.


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Use Genuine Parts for Repairs and Peanuts Included in Heart Check Program

Peanut farmers are being urged to use genuine parts for when repairing equipment, as Tyron Spearman has those details along with information about how peanuts are now included in an American Heart Association program.

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Acreage Reporting Deadline is Tuesday

Tyron Spearman has a quick reminder about a deadline coming up next week.


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Seeking Nominations for Peanut Standards Board

The deadline to submit nominations to serve on the Peanut Standards Board is nearing. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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