The 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.
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.
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.
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 »
China 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.
In 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 »
The 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.
The 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.
Last 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.
On July 21, 2016, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) visited the Lakeland area to tour a citrus grove affected by citrus greening. Senator Rubio was joined by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. They visited Gapway Groves in Auburndale to meet with growers and industry leaders to discuss the grave problem facing Florida’s citrus industry. Rubio […]
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is at Gapway Groves in Auburndale today to see firsthand the plague facing Florida’s citrus industry. Senator Rubio is joined by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam on a tour of a grove impacted by citrus greening. Both Senator Rubio and Commissioner Putnam are key advocates in the fight against […]