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ARC and PLC Education Programs and Southeast Could See a Colder and Dryer Winter

USDA has announced there will be educational opportunities for the new ARC and PLC programs. Tyron Spearman has more on that along with information about what we might be experiencing weather-wise this coming winter.

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Peanut Usage is Up

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Tyron Spearman

The latest stocks and processing report shows that usage of peanuts continues to be strong. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Posted Price Update and Deadline for Cotton Program Signup Nearing

Tyron Spearman updates this week’s peanut posted price along with reminding cotton growers about a signup deadline that’s coming up.

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Georgia Peanut Commission Traveling to the Classic City to Promote Peanuts

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

TIFTON, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2014) – The Georgia Peanut Commission will be traveling to Athens, Georgia, this upcoming weekend to promote peanuts during Homecoming weekend at the University of Georgia. While in Athens, GPC will pass out koozies adorning the Georgia Peanuts logo, as well as its famous little red bags of peanuts to football fans and Athens-area residents, alike.

During the 2013 football season, GPC held the promotion in Athens for the first time and received outstanding results. During the course of the Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop looks as of this week and how harvest is progressing.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Risk Management; Livestock Disaster Program Deadline

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on new USDA risk management programs and a reminder about an important deadline. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

AgNeTVideo: Brandt Highlights a New Product for Producers

brandt-logoCharles Lanfier, Brandt sales manager for Central and South Florida, gives a brief history of the company and introduces a new product beneficial to producers.

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New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

peanut-fieldLast week USDA announced a new peanut revenue policy, and Tyron Spearman has more details about the program.


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Peanut Quarterly

The National Peanut Board’s latest version of the “Peanut Quarterly” has information about how grower dollars are being used. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 26, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning USDA announcing new programs designed to help farmers better manage risk, a reminder for cotton producers that the sign up period for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program will soon end, and a reminder for eligible livestock producers that September 30th deadline to sign up for the livestock disaster program and receive full payment.

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New PLC and ARC Programs

Tyron Spearman has more information about the new Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage programs that were announced this week by USDA.


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USDA Implements New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The policy, approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors, paves the way for USDA’s Risk Management Agency to make it broadly available to producers for the 2015 crop year in all counties where yield-based insurance coverage is currently offered.

The peanut revenue policy is one of several new risk management options authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill that will help farmers manage Read the rest of this entry »

New Programs to Help Farmers Manage Risk

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Tom Vilsack

USDA has announced new programs designed to help farmers better manage risk. And according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, farmers will have several important decisions to make over the next few months with the opportunity to make the first of those this coming Monday.


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USDA helped create online tools that allow farmers to enter information about their operation and see projections about what each program will mean for them under possible future scenarios. The new tools are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.

Plains Peanut Festival

Tyron Spearman has a reminder that the Plains Peanut Festival will take place this weekend.


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Weather Conditions Slowing Peanut Harvest

Weather conditions over the past week have hampered peanut harvest, as Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Change to Peanut Posted Price

There was a change this week in the peanut posted price for one variety, but it does not affect growers here in the Southeast. Tyron Spearman explains what was changed and why.


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Peanut Harvest and Export Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Peanut harvest is getting started in many areas as Tyron Spearman has an update on how it’s running thus far, along with a deeper look at how peanut exports are doing with the new crop starting to come in.


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USDA Appoints New Members and Alternates to National Peanut Board

Board member and alternate board member appointments for the National Peanut Board were announced recently, and Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Former Peanut Processor Convicted

It’s been more than five years since many folks became sick after eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter. But as Tyron Spearman reports, those involved with the Georgia plant where it was made has been convicted.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 19, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning USDA awarding $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants, USDA making new financial assistance available to eligible Florida citrus growers, a reminder to cattle producers that they can now get BQA certified for free right now and more.

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Peanut Price and Harvest Update and Learning about Peanut Sampling

Tyron Spearman has an update on this week’s peanut price and how harvest is progressing, along with a story about how a few tour participants learned about new methods of peanut sampling this week.

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China Peanut Production is Down

According to reports, peanut production is China is down as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Exports Up in July

New numbers show peanut exports were up in July, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Conservation Projects; Cotton Crop Report

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on conservation grants for Florida and Alabama as well as the latest cotton crop report. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Harvest Note to Separate Peanuts

Due to the problems many dry land peanuts are expreiencing this year, Tyron Spearman reports that farmers are being urged to make sure they separate those from irrigated peanuts.


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Georgia Peanut Tour Starts Today

Joe Boddiford

Joe Boddiford

The annual Georgia Peanut Tour kicks off today as a variety of stops will be made over the next 3 days, with one of those being at Joe Boddiford’s farm in Sylvania. Tyron Spearman has more.


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To follow along with the Georgia Peanut Tour this week go to www.georgiapeanuttour.com.

More Corn and Soybeans

When USDA released its September crop report last week, it showed we are on track to produce both a large corn and soybean crop this year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Georgia Peanut Tour Starts Tomorrow

Bob Kemerait

Bob Kemerait

Bob Kemerait is the chairman of the 2014 Georgia Peanut Tour which kicks off tomorrow, an event he is looking forward to taking part in. Tyron Spearman has more.


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To learn more go to gapeanuts.com.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 12, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports concerning EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, along with a look at the results of USDA’s monthly crop reports which came out this past week.

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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review September 12

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