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Peanut Consumption Growing in China

boiled peanutsDuring the recent National Buying Points Conference, a staffer with the American Peanut Council presented information on exports. And according to a story from Tyron Spearman, consumers in China are consuming more peanuts and peanut oil and that demand is outpacing supply in that country. Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Market Assuming a More Global Identity

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During the recent National Peanut Buying Points Association Convention, attendees heard from a speaker who said the peanut market is becoming ever more dynamic and assuming a more global identity. Tyron Spearman has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Setting the Stage for a New Era in Peanuts

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According to information from a speaker at the recent National Peanut Buying Points Association Convention, there are four major factors coming together to set the stage for a new era in peanuts. Tyron Spearman has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Price Update

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Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut price update. Read the rest of this entry »

Former Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter Installs Solar Farm

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Former U.S. President and peanut farmer Jimmy Carter has leased a few acres of his peanut farm to a solar company to provide renewable energy to his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Tyron Spearman has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 17, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 17, we talk about a decision being made in a decades-old legal water fight, have information about the Beef Tenderness Survey, an update from the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report, cherry pie, food labeling law Read the rest of this entry »

Update to Peanut Supply Numbers

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The latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report has an update concerning where stocks currently stand. Tyron Spearman has the details. Read the rest of this entry »

Smuckers to Build in Colorado

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The J. M. Smucker Company recently announced plans to build a facility in Colorado to supplement an existing facility in Kentucky to produce more of their Uncrustables sandwiches. Tyron Spearman says annual sales of that sandwich continues to grow. Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Exports Update

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U.S. peanut exports are booming, and according to Tyron Spearman, exports are likely to reach the USDA prediction of 750,000 FS tons in 2016-17. Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Farmers are in Good Position

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Research leader of the National Peanut Lab, Dr. Marshall Lamb, last week told Alabama and Florida peanut farmers that for 2017, “We are in a good position.” Tyron Spearman has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 10, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 10, we discuss trade, bees and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Crop Insurance Closing Date

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USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds farmers that February 28 is the sales closing date for crop insurance. This applies to policies for corn, cotton, flue-cured tobacco, grain sorghum, peanuts, and soybeans. Tyron Spearman has the details. Read the rest of this entry »

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