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Clean Water Rules Comment Period Extended

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period for its Waters of the U.S. proposal.


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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Opposes changes in 2014 Farm Bill

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

June 11, 2014 – Washington, D.C.- The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation (SPFF) joined other farm organizations in signing a letter encouraging lawmakers to oppose all amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that may harm the new 2014 Farm Bill law.

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Hand Picked

hand pickedEverett Griner wonders if hand-harvested crops will vanish in today’s Agri View.


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Peanut Exports are Down

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The latest numbers concerning peanut exports show a slide in some areas, but an increase in others. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Calendar

Tyron Spearman has information about some upcoming events that may be of interest to farmers across the Southeast.


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Up and Down Ride

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Everett Griner talks about farmers struggle and the economic ride in today’s Agri View.


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Alabama Peanut Referendum Reminder

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Peanut farmers in Alabama are being reminded about the referendum vote which is coming up. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA June 6

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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National Peanut Board Launches New Educational Series

The National Peanut Board has launched an online consumer educational series called “The Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar”, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Missing Factor in Feeding Our Children

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Everett Griner talks about the missing factor in measuring the success of feeding our children in today’s Agri View.


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Peanut Price Update and New Peanut Roasting Plant in Georgia

Tyron Spearman has an update on the latest price information for peanuts along with a story about a brand new peanut roasting plant in Georgia.

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Tax Extenders Bill Pushed After November Election

Farmers and ranchers are anxiously waiting for Congress to move on the tax extenders bill that American Farm Bureau tax policy specialist Pat Wolff says is needed to re-instate a list of tax provisions that expired at the end of last year. However, it now looks like they will have to wait until after the November election.


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Peanut Planting Continues

Peanut planting across the belt continues, but as Tyron Spearman reports, it’s nearing completion in some areas.


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AgNet This Week: Ag Appropriations; Crop Insurance Deadline

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features reports regarding the ag appropriations bill, the upcoming crop insurance deadline and much more. To learn more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Peanut Stocks Continue to Drop

The latest peanut stocks and processing numbers are out and Tyron Spearman reports good news for farmers in that stocks of peanuts continue to drop.


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The Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar

An online consumer educational series,”The Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar”, invites readers to learn about how their favorite jar of peanut butter supports farming families, communities, the economy and the environment.


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The More You Give

vegetablesEverett Griner talks about farmers feeding the world in today’s Agri View.


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Crop Insurance Deadline Nearing

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has a reminder for growers that a crop insurance deadline is coming up this week.


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Controlling Imported Bugs

bagrada-bugEverett Griner talks about farmers contending with imported bugs in today’s Agri View.


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New Peanut Products Coming

Those who love peanuts and the various peanut products will be interested to know about some of the new ones coming out this summer. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA May 30

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Review of Waters of the U.S. Rule Analysis Finds Significant Errors

A new report claims that the EPA failed to provide a realistic explanation of the scope, costs and benefits of the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.


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Forecasts for Peanut Exports Vary

As the new crop continues to be planted, Tyron Spearman reports forecasts for peanut exports do vary some.


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Cutting Out the Middle Man

12-20-farmers-marketEverett Griner talks about farmers tapping a new market for selling their products in today’s Agri View.


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Trying to Enhance Water Efficiency

Work is underway in efforts to enhance water efficiency, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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EPA Administrator Defends Waters of the U.S. Rule

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy


As momentum continues to build for the withdrawal of the Waters of the U.S. rule, Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy defends the rule and purpose for it.


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USDA Video: Venture Conservationist -USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program

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Managing Big Data

When it comes to big data, American Farm Bureau Economist Matt Erickson says the main priority right now is education and awareness.


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Update on Farm Bill Crop Programs

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

There are still a few questions about certain programs in the new Farm Bill, so Tyron Spearman looks at some of those and how they affect various crops grown here in the Southeast.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA May 23

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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