In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how the major Presidential candidates feel about WOTUS, that a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China is ending, why cotton growers are being reminded to “Keep it Clean”, a new record for peanut exports, Read the rest of this entry »
As peanut harvest continues across the Southeast, there are already questions as to how many peanuts will be needed for the 2017 marketing year. Tyron Spearman discusses some of the thoughts being discussed in the industry.
In contrast to previous USDA forecasts for a decline in U.S. peanut area for 2016/17, planted acreage is estimated at 1.672 million acres, up 7 percent from the previous forecast. And according to Tyron Spearman, that is up nearly 3 percent from last year.
Tyron Spearman and President Jimmy Carter (picture from Plains Peanut Festival website)
The Plains Peanut Festival will be held this coming Saturday, September 24th in Plains, Georgia. The Plains Better Hometown Program coordinates the festival annually. Tyron Spearman has a preview of the annual event, but for even more information and to view a schedule of activities, visit the official website of the Plains Peanut Festival at www.plainsgeorgia.com.
While much of the talk lately has been about trade and mergers, regulatory issues are still a major concern for many in agriculture. Bob Redding, who represents peanut growers in Washington, D.C., says it is something they continue to deal with on a regular basis.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at the announcement of a big merger, talk about concerns with the U.S. importing beef from Brazil, a new record for peanut exports, a new record for soybeans yields, growing a corn crop Read the rest of this entry »
TIFTON, Ga. (Sept. 16, 2016) The The 2016 Plains Peanut Festival kicks off Sept. 24 with a parade and lots of peanuts. The festival is held annually in Plains, Georgia, home of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, and Bobby Moss will be honored as the Grand Marshall. Moss retired as the superintendent of the University of Georgia Southwest Georgia Branch Experiment Station Read the rest of this entry »
U.S. peanut exports keep setting new records, as for the year they were up 64.1 percent, with the value of those exports coming in just over $804 million, which is up 23 percent. Tyron Spearman has more details.
USDA released their monthly crop reports earlier this week, along with an update concerning the amount of acreage planted to peanuts. Tyron Spearman has a look at those updated numbers for Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Another early detection and screening process for HLB has been developed at the University of California, Davis. Cristina Davis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is using volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as indicators of disease in trees. VOCs are odors that are emitted by all living things. These odors can be very meaningful, because they […]
HLB pre-screening through analyzing plant metabolism holds potential to be a relatively inexpensive option for growers. Caroline Slupsky, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the Department of Technology at the University of California, Davis, is looking at the metabolism of citrus trees and analyzing changes as indicators of stress and disease. […]