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Protected Peanut Variety Reminder

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has an important reminder for farmers concerning the protection of certain peanut varieties.


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Lower March Peanut Usage

PeanutsThe latest numbers show peanut usage in March was down, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Delegation Visits China

Don Koehler

Don Koehler

Don Koehler, executive director of the Georgia Peanut Commission, was part of a delegation that recently visited China to promote U.S. peanuts.


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For more information about the Georgia Peanut Commission, visit its website.

Southeast AgNet This Week: Conservation Money; ‘Rev It Up’ Challenge

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on millions of dollars of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program as well as a beef checkoff challenge producers can participate in. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Banning U.S. Peanuts and China Tariff on U.S. Peanuts

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

While one country is imposing a ban on peanuts from the United States, Tyron Spearman looks at the tariff on our peanuts in another country.

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Conservation Compliance Connected with Crop Insurance

USDA continues to remind farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires you to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, with your local USDA service center in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis explains the conservation compliance certification needed and who needs to fill out this form .


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Planting Efforts Pick Up

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

It’s been a good stretch of days for farmers trying to get seed in the ground, as ideal conditions for planting have been found not only in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, but other parts of the country as well. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey first has a look at cotton numbers thus far.


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Peanut Industry News

Tyron Spearman has a look at news of interest to those in the peanut industry.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending May 1, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we update Farm Bill implementation, look at action that took in the U.S. House and Senate, and talk about how recent wet weather and current crop prices may have some farmers changing thoughts about what to plant.

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Limiting Farm Payments

Tyron Spearman has information concerning the limiting of farm payments.


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Crop Prices Have Some Thinking Peanuts

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Recent wet weather and current crop prices may have some farmers leaning more toward peanuts this year than other crops. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Georgia Peanut Commission Humbled by Referendum Results

Don Koehler

Don Koehler

Don Koehler, executive director of the Georgia Peanut Commission, talks about how the commission’s staff is humbled by the overwhelming support of growers in the recent referendum.


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For more information, go to the Georgia Peanut Commission website.

New Way to Fight Peanut Diseases

peanut-fieldTyron Spearman has information about a new tool to help peanut farmers fight diseases.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Avian Influenza Update; Conservation Compliance

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes U.S. Department of Agriculture information, including an update on avian influenza and a reminder on the deadline for Conservation Compliance Provisions. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Peanut Farmers Approve the Georgia Peanut Commission by 92 Percent

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcTIFTON, Ga. (April 28, 2015) TIFTON, Ga.-Georgia peanut farmers reaffirmed the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) by a vote of 92.41 percent during the recent referendum, held March 16 through April 15.

“I appreciate the farmer’s confidence in the commission and we are committed to continue earning that confidence,” says Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Grading Equipment and Export Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Efforts are underway in one state to update peanut grading equipment, as Tyron Spearman has that story, along with information about how peanuts were involved in a different situation concerning exports.


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Using More Hi Oleic Peanuts

peanut-fieldTyron Spearman has a story about how one company is using more Hi Oleic peanuts in the products they produce, and that effort will continue.


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Crops Planted May Vary from Intentions

usda-logoIt was almost four weeks ago that the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual Prospective Plantings report, which indicated there would be some notable shifts among some of the major crops.


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Peanut Industry News

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

From information about a scholarship program, to an award recipient and two new food products, Tyron Spearman has a look at today’s peanut industry news.


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Peanut Price and Market Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has an look at where peanut prices currently stand along with a marketing update.


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Georgia Peanut Commission Attends Georgia School Nutrition Meeting

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcTIFTON, Ga. (April 22, 2015) The Georgia Peanut Commission attended the Georgia School Nutrition Association annual conference held April 9-11 in Athens, Georgia. During the GSNA meeting, school nutrition personnel from across the state of Georgia attended educational seminars, visited with food industry representatives and received recognition for outstanding performance at their respective schools.

One of many awards given was the peanut recipe award sponsored by GPC. This award was given to GSNA members who Read the rest of this entry »

Producers Reminded to Meet Conservation Compliance Provisions

Producers are reminded that June 1 is the deadline to submit information to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to meet Conservation Compliance Provisions. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: More on Avian Influenza

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes updates on how the avian influenza outbreaks are being handled. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

U.S. Peanut Industry Representatives Visiting China

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Some folks representing the U.S. peanut industry are in China this week. Tyron Spearman has more information on why they are there and who they are visiting.


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Sunbelt Expo Planting Crops for Field Day

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

Before the recent rains, it was fairly dry in some areas of the Southeast. Chip Blalock, with Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., says they needed some help when it came to actually planting corn this year.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending April 17, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we provided more information concerning avian influenza, looked at a big week in Washington D.C. on issues affecting agriculture, and discussed how farmer to consumer operations are still growing.

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Meeting the Demand for Peanuts

PeanutsTyron Spearman looks at the latest figures to see where things stand with peanut growers meeting the demand for their product.


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Peanut Industry Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

From demand and export numbers, to information about the death of a well known Florida man, Tyron Spearman has today’s peanut industry update.


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Big Peanut Promotion in New York

Tyron Spearman has a follow-up to the big peanut promotion that took place last week in New York.


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Final Day of Georgia Peanut Referendum

gpcToday is the final day to get your ballots in the mail for your vote to count in the Georgia Peanut Commission Referendum. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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