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Georgia Peanut Growers at Annual Conference

Don Koehler

Don Koehler

A good crowd is on hand for the 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, which is underway at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Cindy Zimmerman caught up with Don Koehler of the Georgia Peanut Commission. They talked about the new location for the event and various issues affecting growers right now.


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Florida Peanut Growers at Annual Conference

Ken Barton

Ken Barton

The 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference kicked off today at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Cindy Zimmerman caught up with Ken Barton of the Florida Peanut Growers Association to discuss issues affecting Florida peanut growers.


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Farm Bureau Convention Planned for Orlando

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What to expect at the 2016 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention and IDEAg trade show – and when you can begin registration.


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Barbara CorcoranThe 2016 convention keynote speaker will be Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank. If anyone’s watched Shark Tank, they know her story. How she started out as a D student, probably worked 20 jobs between high school and college, and then took and turned a $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate company.

Registration will open in October. Check the Farm Bureau Convention website for all the information.

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Peanut Growers Attending Annual Conference

southernpeanutfarmersThe 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is taking place through Saturday at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia.


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Crop Issues to be Discussed at Peanut Conference

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Various crop issues will be discussed at this years Southern Peanut Growers Conference which starts Thursday at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Tyron Spearman talks with one of the speakers to find out what will be covered.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Lower Gas Prices; UF/IFAS Faculty Funding

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how lower gas and oil prices are helping farmers and on new funding for University of Florida faculty. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

FSIS Preparing for Large Peanut Crop

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The Federal State Inspection Service is working to prepare for a large peanut crop coming in this year. Tyron Spearman looks at what they are doing to get ready for the harvest.


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Excessive Peanuts Forecast

The latest numbers show we could see an excessive amount of peanuts this year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Advanced Registration for Southern Peanut Conference Ends Today

southernpeanutfarmersThe 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 23-25 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. But today, July 20th, is the deadline to take advantage of advanced registration rates. Registration is Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 17, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we get the forecast for U.S. cotton production, look at energy prices and what farmers might expect in the future, how careers in agriculture are expanding and more.

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Peanut Price and Loan Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut price update and also gets us caught up with what’s taking place with the loan program.


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Seeking Nominations for Peanut Standards Board

Nominations are currently being sought for those interested in serving on the Peanut Standards Board. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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National Peanut Board Plans for FY-16

npb-logoThe National Peanut Board will set strategic direction for the FY-16 program of work and budget at its next quarterly board meeting. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has his weekly peanut crop update.


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Safety-Net Programs Enrollment Continues

Producers are being reminded you enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period runs until September 30. The new programs trigger financial protections for agricultural producers when market forces cause Read the rest of this entry »

Stallman Announces Departure in January

From American Farm Bureau Federation

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Bob Stallman

Bob Stallman

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas, is the 11th president during AFBF’s almost 97-year history. Read more on Stallman’s departure.

Southeast AgNet This Week: Avian Influenza; Cuban Agriculture Overview

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on preparing for the possible return of avian influenza this fall as well as details on how Cuban agriculture could affect Florida. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Peanut Farmers Urged to Use Trained Scouts

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Peanut farmers across the Southeast are being urged to use trained scouts in their fields, and Tyron Spearman explains why.


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Peanut Tour Stops in California

perfetcly-powerful-peanutThe National Peanut Board continues their “Perfectly Powerful Peanut” tour with a recent stop in California. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Export Update

PeanutsThe final May report for peanut exports is out, and Tyron Spearman runs through the numbers.


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Various Discussions at Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day

sunbelt-field-day-2015The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day took place last week at the Darrell Williams Research Farm in Moultrie, Georgia. Southeast AgNet’s BrayAnna Bullard was there and describes what was discussed.


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Record Number Certified under Conservation Compliance

cotton-rowsUSDA announced Friday more than 98 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill requirement to certify conservation compliance to qualify for crop insurance premium support payments.


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Peanut Contracts Withdrawn

Tyron Spearman has an update on this week’s peanut posted price and where things currently stand with any peanut contracts.


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Morris and Koehler Appointed to USDA Committees on Agricultural Trade

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

Don Koehler and Brenda Morris

Don Koehler and Brenda Morris

TIFTON, Ga. (July 9, 2015) U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman recently announced the appointment of Brenda Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Georgia, to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Don Koehler, Georgia Peanut Commission executive director, to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Read the rest of this entry »

Growing 1500 Types of Peanuts

More than 1,500 kinds of peanut plants are growing at the University of Florida’s Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra. And as Tyron Spearman reports, the crop is part of USDA’s germplasm network to maintain and research different types of one of the world’s most popular and nutritional legumes.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is Tomorrow

sunbelt-field-day-2008The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will be held tomorrow, July 9th in Moultrie, Georgia. And for those who didn’t attend last year, show director Chip Blalock says they now start things off with a biscuit breakfast.


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Peanut Profitability Award Winners

Tyron Spearman has a story about the recipients of this year’s Peanut Profitability Award that will be given out during the 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 23-25, at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia.


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Farmers Invited to Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day

sunbeltFarmers who attend the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day tomorrow, July 9, will get a chance to see demonstration plots, which contain the latest cutting edge research and visit with industry and university researchers to get up-to-date information on topics like new seed varieties, irrigation, soil fertility, forages and precision agriculture. Tyron Spearman has more.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: FFA Helps Careers; USDA Program Signup

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a discussion about how Future Farmers of America and ag education is furthering careers and a report informing dairy producers they can now enroll in USDA’s Margin Protection Program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Peanut Researchers to Meet Next Week

apresMany are looking forward to the 47th American Peanut Research and Education Society Annual Meeting next week, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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