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FSA Reminds Farmers about End-of-Month Deadlines

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

USDA reminds farmers the one-time extension to update your yield history or reallocate base acres expires March 31, the same day you need to have your choice made between the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini says ARC and PLC are complicated programs.


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Additional information on the new programs is available at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.

Peanut Consumption Rising Overseas

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Overall consumption of nuts is growing, though peanuts are rising fastest. And Tyron Spearman reports peanuts are the world’s most popular nut variety, with consumption rising overseas.


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Efforts to Increase Diversity on Commodity Boards

Tyron Spearman has a story about how efforts continue to increase diversity on commodity boards.


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Farmers Encouraged to Beat March Deadlines

Tyron Spearman has a reminder for farmers about some important deadlines coming up this month.


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2014 Peanut Prices

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The final numbers for prices paid for peanuts per the individual states that grew that crop in 2014 have been released. Tyron Spearman breaks it down as to who received the most, the less, along with other numbers of interest.


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New Alabama Peanut Producers Executive Director

Caleb Bristow, left, visits APPA President Carl Sanders (picture courtesy of Alabama Farmers Federation)

Caleb Bristow, left, visits APPA President Carl Sanders (picture courtesy of Alabama Farmers Federation)

Caleb Bristow from Henry County, Alabama is the new Executive Director for the Alabama Peanut Producers Association. Tyron Spearman has more on this story.


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Time to Promote Peanuts

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Now that March is here, Tyron Spearman reports it’s time to promote peanuts again, and a big event is taking place today in Atlanta, Georgia.


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More Time to Update Yield and Base Acreage

USDA announced last Friday it will extend a deadline that was originally set to be the end of February. Tyron Spearman reports farmers will have more time to update their yield history or reallocate base acres.


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Important Farm Bill Program Deadline Extended

cotton-rowsWhat is the new date for agricultural producers to update their base acres and yields as part of two new Farm Bill related farm programs? Rod Bain has the answer to that question.


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Various Events During National Peanut Month

March is National Peanut Month, and Tyron Spearman looks at a few upcoming events involving folks in the peanut industry.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 27, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about why a bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries are promoting Trade Promotion Authority, how the issue of unified payment limits is presenting a problem for cotton producers, how wires have changed farm life and more.

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USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended Read the rest of this entry »

Tuesday is PB&J Day in Georgia

gpcThis coming Tuesday, March 3rd, is PB&J Day in Georgia. Tyron Spearman reports is will be a big day for the peanut industry at the state capitol in Atlanta.


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Deadline to Update Yield History or Reallocate Base Acres

Here’s a reminder that today, February 27, is the deadline to update yield history or reallocate base acres, while March 31 is the deadline to make a one-time election of either ARC or PLC for the 2014 through 2018 crop years.


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Bayer CropScience Receives Approval for New Cotton and Peanut Insecticide

bayer-velum-total-logoBayer CropScience is excited to announce the registration and introduction of Velum® Total insecticide/nematicide, which delivers wide spectrum, long-lasting control of nematodes and early season insects.


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Farmers Reminded of Upcoming Deadlines

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has a quick reminder for row crop farmers about a deadline coming up tomorrow.


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Rolling Out New Peanut Products

A major company known for many tasty peanut products will be rolling out a wide variety of new products. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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USDA Working on a Fix for a Problem Affecting Cotton Growers

nccRonnie Lee, a Bronwood, Georgia cotton producer presented testimony this week during the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee’s hearing to review implementation of The Agricultural Act of 2014. He also was testifying on behalf of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation. As part of his testimony, Lee stressed that one of the most challenging implementation issues has been Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia PB&J Day set for Tuesday at State Capitol

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcTIFTON, Ga. (Feb. 24, 2015) March is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods! The Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2015 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. The event kicks off Tuesday morning Read the rest of this entry »

Crop Insurance Closing Date Is February 28

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

USDA is reminding farmers that the closing date for crop insurance for most crops is coming up February 28. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Acreage Cutbacks Very Possible This Spring

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

There are still decisions that need to be made in some cases of what all will be planted this spring. But as Gary Crawford reports, cutbacks in plantings may not be enough to stave off further price declines for major crops.


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Crop Updates Needed this Week

Tyron Spearman has this reminder that crop updates will be needed this week.


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Farm Bill Safety-Net Deadlines Approaching for Florida Farmers

usda-logoUSDA’s Farm Service Agency State Executive Director in Florida, Rick Dantzler, wants to remind producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).


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Crop Shipping Issues

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Along with this week’s peanut posted price update, Tyron Spearman looks at crop shipping issues at the West Coast ports.


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Peanut Board Agreement Delayed

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has a report today concerning the National Peanut Board delaying an agreement with research institutions that would restrict the sharing of commercial products developed with grower-funded research funds with international competitors.


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Georgia Couple Named National Outstanding Young Farmers

From the National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Program:

Christopher and Ginger Martin

Christopher and Ginger Martin

The oldest farmer recognition program in the United States has announced the four National Outstanding Young Farmers for 2015 at the 59th annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress. Those receiving the honor for 2015 are Chad and Ravelle Garone of California, Randal and Kristi Melvin of North Dakota, Ryan and Misty Bivens of Kentucky, and Christopher and Ginger Martin of Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Program Deadlines; WOTUS Not Over

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on upcoming deadlines for farmers and an update on the Waters of the U.S. rule. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

More on New Peanut Shelling Plant

Recently, Tyron Spearman passed along information about a new peanut shelling plant that was being built. Today, he has more information about who all is involved in this project.


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Peanut Exports are Up

Tyron Spearman reports that according to the latest numbers, peanut exports are still up.


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FSA Reminds Farmers of Upcoming Deadlines

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

The latest enrollment numbers involving the new Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs are not that impressive just yet, but USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini told Southeast AgNet there are dates farmers need to be aware of.


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Additional information on the new programs is available at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.

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