South Carolina farmers have started trying to recover from the historic October flooding. Cotton and peanut crops suffered the most damage from rain, and the chairman of the South Carolina Peanut Board, Richard Rentz, says lots of peanut farms are a total loss. We spoke with Richard about what the future looks like for South Carolina peanut growers.
We told you last week that farmers who signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs would receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year. There was a delay in getting payments out to some farmers, but according to Tyron Spearman, those payments should now be ready.
Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut harvest update.
From the National Peanut Board:
In partnership with The Art Institute’s Culinary degree program, the National Peanut Board held a competition for students to submit innovative peanut butter recipes for National Peanut Butter Lovers month in November. The campaign received a great response, with aspiring chefs entering recipes from The Art Institute campuses across the country.
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November is National Peanut Butter Month. Tyron Spearman has that story along with other news of interest to those in the peanut industry.
In our weekly recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how busy the livestock industry was this past week disputing the recent claims that red meat could potentially cause cancer. We also have stories concerning Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for peanut growers, how Disney is getting involved in promoting produce, how USDA is involved in feral hog control and more.
Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut market update.
The budget agreement reached between Congressional leaders and the White House passed the House late Wednesday, and thanks to quick work by the House and Senate agriculture committees, the budget will not include cuts to crop insurance…at least not yet.
It was announced this week that farmers who signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs would receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year. Tyron Spearman explains what that means for peanut growers.