Due to the lack of rain in some areas of the Southeast over the past few weeks, there are concerns with dry-land peanuts. Scott Mumford, Extension peanut agronomist for the University of Georgia, has an update on what he’s been seeing and hearing from others. Tyron Spearman has the story.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a deadline reminder about the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) program, preparations on a new farm bill, vegetables, food production Read the rest of this entry »
During last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference, it was announced that Mars Chocolate North America is underway with efforts through social media to reach millennials. Tyron Spearman has the details.
Bob Redding of The Redding Group, who represents peanut growers in Washington D.C., was one of the speakers at last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference. His main topic was the new farm bill, and how preparations are already underway. Tyron Spearman has the story.
Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder. Photo credit Doug Mayo
The 2016 University of Florida/IFAS Peanut Field Day will be held Thursday, August 11 at the North Florida Research and Education Center near Marianna, Florida. To learn more about this year’s event, click here.
A good crowd was on hand for the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference, as various topics were discussed and awards presented. Tyron Spearman was there and has a look at some of the highlights of this year’s event.
The Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference took place this past weekend in Miramar Beach, Florida. One of the guest speakers was chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas. He stressed the importance of preparing now for the 2018 Farm Bill.
Mike Sparks, executive vice president/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, issued the following report: “As you know, a big part of Mutual’s mission over the past three years was to try and uncover, create and support grower incentive programs to get more trees in the ground and rebuild our industry. Through the hard work of Commissioner […]
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Bob Shatters updated Citrus Expo seminar attendees on results from ongoing bactericide research trials. He was among the many speakers who discussed tools for HLB in the seminar program. “The first year of applications, we were detecting reductions in the bacterial population of the plant,” Shatters said. “And we did […]