A good crowd is on hand for the 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, which is underway at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Cindy Zimmerman caught up with Don Koehler of the Georgia Peanut Commission. They talked about the new location for the event and various issues affecting growers right now.
The 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference kicked off today at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Cindy Zimmerman caught up with Ken Barton of the Florida Peanut Growers Association to discuss issues affecting Florida peanut growers.
Various crop issues will be discussed at this years Southern Peanut Growers Conference which starts Thursday at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Tyron Spearman talks with one of the speakers to find out what will be covered.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how lower gas and oil prices are helping farmers and on new funding for University of Florida faculty. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 23-25 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. But today, July 20th, is the deadline to take advantage of advanced registration rates. Registration is Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we get the forecast for U.S. cotton production, look at energy prices and what farmers might expect in the future, how careers in agriculture are expanding and more.
Producers are being reminded you enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period runs until September 30. The new programs trigger financial protections for agricultural producers when market forces cause Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas, is the 11th president during AFBF’s almost 97-year history. Read more on Stallman’s departure.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on preparing for the possible return of avian influenza this fall as well as details on how Cuban agriculture could affect Florida. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
TIFTON, Ga. (July 9, 2015) U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman recently announced the appointment of Brenda Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Georgia, to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Don Koehler, Georgia Peanut Commission executive director, to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Read the rest of this entry »
More than 1,500 kinds of peanut plants are growing at the University of Florida’s Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra. And as Tyron Spearman reports, the crop is part of USDA’s germplasm network to maintain and research different types of one of the world’s most popular and nutritional legumes.
The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will be held tomorrow, July 9th in Moultrie, Georgia. And for those who didn’t attend last year, show director Chip Blalock says they now start things off with a biscuit breakfast.
Tyron Spearman has a story about the recipients of this year’s Peanut Profitability Award that will be given out during the 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 23-25, at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Farmers who attend the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day tomorrow, July 9, will get a chance to see demonstration plots, which contain the latest cutting edge research and visit with industry and university researchers to get up-to-date information on topics like new seed varieties, irrigation, soil fertility, forages and precision agriculture. Tyron Spearman has more.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a discussion about how Future Farmers of America and ag education is furthering careers and a report informing dairy producers they can now enroll in USDA’s Margin Protection Program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.