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Signup Now for Southern Peanut Growers Conference

southernpeanutfarmersThe Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is coming up July 21-23 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. But, Joy Crosby with the Georgia Peanut Commission says the Early Bird Registration deadline is this week.


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Georgia Grown Moment – Peanuts

Donald Chase

Donald Chase

For this week’s Georgia Grown Moment, we give you an exclusive sneak peek into Georgia Grown’s upcoming film featuring Georgia’s top crop- Peanuts. Donald Chase, peanut grower in Oglethorpe, discusses his farming history and benefits of an agrarian lifestyle. Be sure to visit the Georgia Grown building at the Georgia National Fair in October to catch the premiere of this intimate look into Georgia Agriculture.


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Interest in Peanut Oil Resulting in Supply Issues

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Tyron Spearman

Rising demand from increasingly health conscious consumers in China, coupled with bad weather in key growing regions like Argentina and South Africa, is leaving many European traders scrambling for supplies. Tyron Spearman has more on that story.


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Direct Payments Expected to Rise in 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says direct payments made to farmers are expected to increase roughly 31 percent this year to $13.9 billion. Direct farm program payments are those paid directly by the U.S. Government to farmers and include fixed payments, crop price and revenue-based payments, and other payments such as Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Price Rises

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The price on peanuts from the 2015 crop has risen. Tyron Spearman has that information along with an update on what’s happening with the Argentina peanut crop.


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Peanut Crop Pegging Ahead of Normal

peanuts-peggingAccording to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, the peanut crop across much of the Southeast is pegging ahead of the normal average. Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut crop update.


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Cotton Crop Improves, Peanuts Hold Steady

planting-cropsCotton planting is almost complete, and according to this report from Gary Crawford, the condition of the crop is showing some improvement over the last week.


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And USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey also has a look at the condition of the peanut crop. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Destinations for U.S. Peanut Products

usa peanut exports mapChina has become the number-one export market for U.S. peanuts, while Mexico has moved into the number-two slot. Tyron Spearman has a look at who the other top countries are and how much they are buying.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending June 17, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about a recent ruling concerning the Clean Water Act, why U.S. corn growers may see increased export opportunities this season, rural entrepreneurs, feral hogs Read the rest of this entry »

Register Now for Southern Peanut Growers Conference

southernpeanutfarmersThe 18th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is just a little over a month away, as it will be held July 21-23 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. Tyron Spearman says now is the time to register if you have yet to do so.


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Operation Peanut Butter

operation-peanut-butterThe American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the National Peanut Board, along with state peanut producer and industry organizations, have launched a new My American Farm game geared for students in grades 3-5 called Operation Peanut Butter. Tyron Spearman has more details.


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China Importing More Peanuts

millennialLast week we brought you numbers from the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report which indicated the amount of peanuts in commercial storage as of April 30 was up 45% compared to the end of April last year. But as Tyron Spearman reports, hopefully a country who needs more peanuts will take some of those off our hands.


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