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 »
Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop looks as of this week and how harvest is progressing.
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.
Visit the Brandt, Inc. website.
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.
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.
Tyron Spearman has more information about the new Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage programs that were announced this week by USDA.
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 »
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.
Tyron Spearman has a reminder that the Plains Peanut Festival will take place this weekend.
Weather conditions over the past week have hampered peanut harvest, as Tyron Spearman has the story.
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.
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.
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.
According to reports, peanut production is China is down as Tyron Spearman has the details.
New numbers show peanut exports were up in July, as Tyron Spearman has the details.
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.
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.
To follow along with the Georgia Peanut Tour this week go to www.georgiapeanuttour.com.
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.
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.