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Hard Charges

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)Everett Griner talks about G.M.O. foods still raising questions in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Cotton and Peanut Acreage Up

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on the increases in peanut and cotton acreage. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Looking Deeper at Peanut Acreage Report

Tyron Spearman takes even a deeper look at the peanut acreage numbers from yesterday’s USDA report.


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One Big Surprise in Acreage Reports

Joe Glauber

Joe Glauber

According to USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber, there was one big surprise when USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released their annual crop acreage report yesterday afternoon.


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For more on these reports, visit www.nass.usda.gov.

Big Jump in Peanut Acres

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

USDA has released its 2014 crop acreage reports, and Tyron Spearman reports via phone, that peanut acreage takes a pretty good jump this year. He also looks at some of the other crops and how they fared in this new report.


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Looking Forward to Acreage Reports

USDA will release their annual acreage report this afternoon, and Tyron Spearman reports that many folks are looking forward to seeing those numbers.


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Ag in Review Ending the Week of June 27, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the estate tax, proposed waters of the U.S. rule, and looking forward to seeing USDA’s numbers in Monday’s acreage report.

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Still Delivering Peanut Butter

Efforts to deliver peanut butter continue as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA June 27

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- 4th of July, World Cup and Summer Party Food Safety Tips
- USDA launches a website to help new and beginning farmers
- Providing children nutritious meals during the summer Check out the video!

Early Registration for 2014 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Ends June 30

The 16th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 24-26, 2014, at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. This year’s conference offers farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, market growth and production issues. But here’s a reminder the early registration deadline is next Monday, June 30. The registration fee increases Read the rest of this entry »

Market Loan Program Utilizing More Peanuts and Peanut Company Celebrating 100 Years

New figures show the market loan program has utilized more peanuts, as Tyron Spearman has that story, along with information about a peanut company that is celebrating their 100th anniversary.

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USDA Acreage Report Coming Monday

There are many wondering just how many acres of what crops farmers planted this year. And as Gary Crawford reports, we’ll have those answers in a few days.


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USDA Announces Loan Rates for 2014-Crop Peanuts

USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation has today announced the 2014-crop loan rates for four types of peanuts, and Tyron Spearman has the numbers.


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Senators Introduce Bill to Halt EPA Takeover of Water

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joined 28 other senators in introducing legislation to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating nearly all private and state waters here in the U.S. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Crop Update Given at USA Peanut Congress

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The 18th annual USA Peanut Congress, a joint annual meeting of the American Peanut Council and the American Peanut Shellers Association, took place last week in Nashville, Tennessee. Tyron Spearman was there and says an update on how the crop is doing was given.


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Child Labor

Child LaborEverett Griner talks about child labor, and how far it should go in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review Ending the Week of June 20, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the proposed waters of the U.S. rule, another tool in the fight against the PED virus, and more.

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Ag Census Provided Sales Information

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Information from the latest U.S. Agriculture Census including a lot of information concerning ag sales from all sectors. Tyron Spearman runs through some of the numbers.


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Subcommittee Examines Impact of EPA Water Rule on Agricultural Producers

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions.

The CWA was signed into law in 1972 with an intent to preserve water quality in the United States by regulating discharges of pollution into the country’s water system. Although Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Butter Donations Still Accepted and New Peanut Specialist Coming to Georgia

Today Tyron Spearman has information that donations for peanut butter are still being accepted and also a story about a new peanut specialist who will be starting in Georgia late this summer.

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USA Peanut Congress Starts Friday

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The annual USA Peanut Congress kicks off this Friday in Nashville, Tennessee as Tyron Spearman looks at some of the highlights of this year’s event.


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AgNet This Week: Vilsack in Europe; Cotton Farmers Convene

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of AgNet This Week features reports from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and from a cotton farmer meeting. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Peanut Crop Update

Peanut planting is finished in some areas while nearing completion in others. Tyron Spearman has a look at where the crop currently stands across the Southeast.


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Still No Change to Peanut Price

The peanut posted price held steady again this week as Tyron Spearman has this update.


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PB&J Beer

Many different foods and drinks have been flavored in various ways over the years, but today Tyron Spearman has information about a new drink that’s available with a hint of peanut butter and jelly.


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Peanut Farmers Oppose Changes to Farm Bill

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation joined other farm organizations in signing a letter encouraging lawmakers to oppose all amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that may harm the new 2014 Farm Bill law. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Alabama Peanut Farmers to Vote Tuesday

Tyron Spearman has a reminder for Alabama peanut farmers that this Tuesday is the day to vote in the referendum.


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Farm Thefts

Crime-TheftEverett Griner talks about farm products having great value in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA June 13

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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EPA and Ag Sector Have Seperate Terms for Same Thing

While EPA has stressed that ditches are not included in the proposed Waters of U.S. rule, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman notes that the agency and the ag community simply have different terms for the same thing.


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