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.
Everett Griner talks about the solution to peanut allergies is possible in today’s Agri View.
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.
Tyron Spearman has information for Southeast peanut farmers getting ready to plant, to what’s happening with peanuts in other parts of the world.
Farmers 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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
The USDA Planting Intentions Report was released today. Tyron Spearman gives all the information for peanuts and other crops.
For more information, go to www.fsa.usda.gov.
The National Peanut Board is holding a quarterly board meeting today as Tyron Spearman has the details.
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 »
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 »
The latest numbers indicate that peanut usage is still climbing. Tyron Spearman has the details.
Everett Griner talks about a Southern tradition is gaining ground in today’s Agri View.
Tyron Spearman reports today that there is optimism concerning peanut research efforts.
Everett Griner talks about how fruit and vegetable consumption is varying in today’s Agri View.
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.
The annual Peanut Proud Festival will be held this coming Saturday and Tyron Spearman has the details.
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.