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Commodities Come Together on Phenotyping Initiative

From the National Corn Growers Association:

Corn GrowersThe Multi-Commodity Phenotyping Initiative kicked off joint activities by hosting an educational webinar for representatives from member organizations on the current state of phenotyping science and current U.S. government phenotyping programs. This first step, which was organized by the National Corn Growers Association, provided a strong foundation for the coalition moving forward.

The Initiative brings together groups representing citrus, corn, cotton, fruit tree, peanut, sorghum, soybean, sunflower, vegetable Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Usage Was Up in July

peanuts-2Tyron Spearman has good news for peanut farmers, as new numbers show peanut usage was up in July.

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Peanut Market Slowing Down

peanutThe latest news indicates the peanut market is seeing a slowdown. Tyron Spearman has the story.

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Shellers Caution Farmers about Chemicals

peanuts-peggingShellers are cautioning farmers not to use chemicals that have certain products in them due to the fact their use on peanuts may leave a residual that can cause rejection of peanut products by the European Union or other customers. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Georgia Cotton and Peanut Growers Invited to Field Day

Georgia Cotton CommissionCotton and peanut farmers across Georgia are invited to attend the annual research field day next Wednesday, Sept. 7th in Tifton. The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor the joint event.

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Please RSVP to Mrs. Debbie Rutland at 229-386-3424 or if you plan to attend, so they can have an accurate head count for the meal.

Hurricane Poised to Pummel North Florida Coast


News Service of FloridaTHE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 1, 2016………. Evacuations have been ordered for several Gulf Coast communities and state parks across North and Central Florida as the Sunshine State braces for the first hit from a hurricane in more than a decade.

“This is life-threatening. We have a hurricane,” Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday afternoon after Tropical Storm Hermine was upgraded to Hurricane Hermine. “You can rebuild a home. You can rebuild property. You cannot rebuild a life.”

Scott said people need to be prepared for Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Peanut Farmers Applaud Revision of Seg. 2 Peanuts by Peanut Standards Board

From The Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcTIFTON/MACON, GA (Sept. 1, 2016) – The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Farm Bureau applaud the efforts today of the Peanut Standards Board which voted to raise the grading score used to classify farmer stock peanuts as SEG 2’s from 2.49 percent to 3.49 percent. This effort will benefit American peanut farmers who have been Read the rest of this entry »

Taking Donations for More Peanut Butter / China to Plant More Peanuts

National Peanut Board

Tyron Spearman

We told you recently that peanut butter had been donated to the flood stricken areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, and now dollars are being collected for future needs. Tyron Spearman has that story, along with an update out of China concerning the amount of peanuts they plan to plant during the next season.

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Georgia Cotton-Peanut Field Day is Wednesday

uga-ctn-pnt-tour-2014The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, invites growers to attend their joint research field day on Wednesday, September 7 in Tifton, Georgia. Tyron Spearman has more details.

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Peanut Price Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut price update, and with Tropical Storm Hermine churning its way towards Florida, he says some in southern parts of Georgia would like to see a little rain from it.

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Trade Teams Coming to Talk U.S. Peanuts

millennialEarlier in the season, due to the high number of peanut stocks and amount of peanut acreage being planted, farmers were told to make sure they had a federally approved peanut warehouse available before harvest. But exports have been better than first thought, and as Tyron Spearman reports, a few trade teams are coming to the U.S. to see about getting more of our peanuts.

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Black Discusses Dry Conditions and Army Worms in Georgia

Gary Black

Gary Black

Rains across Georgia have not been as general as some would hope, and certain areas are much drier than others. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black is very aware of this and has experienced that, along with army worms, in his area of the state.

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