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Wet, Cool Conditions Part of Planting Puzzle

Chip BlalockAll farmers have a certain window of opportunity to get their crops planted in order for a timely harvest, but Chip Blalock with the Sunbelt Ag Expo, notes that the window is much smaller and more specific for the Darrell Williams research farm at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.


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Peanut Price Update and New Facility Being Built

Tyron Spearman has an update concerning peanut prices along with information about a new peanut facility that is going to be built.

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What’s For Dinner?

Everett Griner gives us some facts showing that American food is not a world standard.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 21, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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Peanut Groups Support Farm Bill and Large Supply of Peanuts

There are a few peanut organizations who sent a letter showing their support for the new farm bill. Tyron Spearman has that story along with numbers indicating there are still a lot of peanuts available.

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Promoting Peanuts at Various Events

One event took place earlier this week, with another coming up this weekend designed to promote peanuts. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Georgia Peanut Commission Pleased with Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Joy CrosbyEarlier this week, the Georgia Peanut Commission held their annual Peanut butter and Jelly Day at the state capitol. Director of Communications Joy Crosby says the event not only allowed them the opportunity to promote peanuts to state lawmakers, but they were also able to make a big difference in the community.


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Florida Agritourism Association Working on Directional Signage

Florida Agritourism AssociationOne of the focuses of the newly formed Florida Agritourism Association this legislative session is the development of directional signage to guide potential visitors to agritourism operations.


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New Approach to Feeding the World

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Could Africa provide its own food? This is a question Everett Griner explores today.


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Peanut Posted Price Moves Back Up

Tyron Spearman
There was another change this week in the peanut posted price as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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AgNet This Week: Immigration Reform; Peanut Price; Farm Bill Meetings

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features a report on when farmers might see some movement on immigration reform, as well as information on the peanut price and farm bill education meetings for cotton growers. To learn more about these topics and more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Our Food Link Program

Just in time for National Ag Day, Tuesday March 25th, Farm Bureau has developed a toolkit of activities to help people make the farm-to-food link.


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Peanut Export Update

Peanut exports continue to do well, as Tyron Spearman has a look at the latest numbers.


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National Ag Day to be Celebrated March 25

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.


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Price Loss Coverage Details

Today Tyron Spearman breaks down another part of the new Farm Bill, covering details of the price loss coverage.


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Thoughts about Peanut Acreage

There are still a lot of questions as to how many acres of peanuts will be planted this year. And as Tyron Spearman reports, some feel it will be even less than first thought.


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Georgia PB&J Day at State Capitol is Monday

March is National Peanut Month and the Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2014 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta next Monday, March 17th. Tyron Spearman has more on that along with a good nutrition story for peanuts.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones as some folks call them, are here to stay. Everett Griner tells why.


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Asking for More Hi Oleic Peanuts

Tyron Spearman has information about the fact requests have been made for more Hi Oleic peanuts.


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Healthy Foods

Everett Griner explains the demand for fresh foods ids still growing.


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Big Drop in Peanut Posted Price

The peanut posted price has fallen a bit each of the past few weeks, but according to Tyron Spearman, it took a big drop this week.


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AgNet This Week: Peanut and Cotton Bases; Clean Water Act

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features reports on the peanut and cotton bases as well the continued watch of updates proposed to the Clean Water Act. To learn more about these topics and more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Seeking Answers to Food Allergy Issues

Food allergies is an issue many in the peanut industry continue to ask questions about. Tyron Spearman has a story on how some are seeking answers to the problem.


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Water Wars

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Who should control water rights? That is a question a lot of people are asking. Today, Everett Griner looks at some solutions.


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Peanut Calendar

Tyron Spearman has a look at a couple of upcoming events of interest to peanut farmers.


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Family Farms

The future of family farms is solid. Everett Griner tells us why.


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Still Watching Clean Water Act Proposal

The agriculture industry is still closely watching the EPA for any sign of what it might do with its proposed Clean Water Act rule.


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Discussing Field Crop Expectations

Tyron Spearman attended a recent meeting where the main subject was how 2013 crops fared and what expectations are for 2014.


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Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Young chefs are encouraged to get creative and get cooking for the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.


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Peanut Price Drops Again and The Future of the Peanut Industry

The peanut posted price continues to slide, as Tyron Spearman has an update of this week’s price. He also has information about what some are saying about the future of the peanut industry.

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