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Georgia Peanut Tour Starts Today

Joe Boddiford

Joe Boddiford

The annual Georgia Peanut Tour kicks off today as a variety of stops will be made over the next 3 days, with one of those being at Joe Boddiford’s farm in Sylvania. Tyron Spearman has more.


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To follow along with the Georgia Peanut Tour this week go to www.georgiapeanuttour.com.

More Corn and Soybeans

When USDA released its September crop report last week, it showed we are on track to produce both a large corn and soybean crop this year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Georgia Peanut Tour Starts Tomorrow

Bob Kemerait

Bob Kemerait

Bob Kemerait is the chairman of the 2014 Georgia Peanut Tour which kicks off tomorrow, an event he is looking forward to taking part in. Tyron Spearman has more.


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To learn more go to gapeanuts.com.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 12, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports concerning EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, along with a look at the results of USDA’s monthly crop reports which came out this past week.

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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review September 12

USDA-Week-in-ReviewA weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Watch the Video!

Acreage and Yield Updates Due Soon

usda-logoFarmers are being reminded you have until the end of the month to verify your current base acres, yields and planting history with the Farm Service Agency.


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Georgia Peanut Tour is Next Week

Donald Chase

Donald Chase

One of the members of the Georgia Peanut Commission, Donald Chase from Oglethorpe, Georgia, is looking forward to next week’s Georgia Peanut Tour which he says will include a look at some of the research efforts underway.


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More information is available at gapeanuts.com.

Average Yield Forecast for Peanuts Drops

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

In USDA’s monthly crop report, the forecast for this year’s average peanut yield was lowered. Tyron Spearman has a look at those numbers along with a quick update on what the report shows for the nation’s corn and soybean crops.


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Concerns with Non-Irrigated Peanuts

Scott Mumford

Scott Mumford

Due to the lack of rain in many areas of the Southeast over the past few weeks, there have been concerns about dry-land peanuts. Scott Mumford, Extension Peanut Agronomist for the University of Georgia, has been in some of those fields and has also talked with other agronomists about what they are seeing.


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Alabama Pesticide Disposal Program Hits Milestone

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:

MONTGOMERY, AL— Last week the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Waste Pesticide Disposal Clean Day Program surpassed 1 million pounds collected since the program began in 1994. At a collection day in Henry County the program needed 48,050 pounds to hit the 1 million pounds. Instead, agricultural producers dropped off Read the rest of this entry »

Fight Against Giant Land Snails Continues

From: News Service of Florida

Giant African land snail

Giant African land snail

news service florida logoThough more than 141,000 Giant African Land Snails have been eliminated in Florida during the past three years, a new infestation of 2,000 of the destructive snails has been found in Miami-Dade County, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Tuesday. He called on Miami-Dade residents to help in the effort to eradicate the snails, which are originally from east Africa and pose threats to parts of the agriculture industry and human health. “This new find of Read the rest of this entry »

Profits in Peanut Butter

Peanut farmers will be glad to know a couple of companies making and selling peanut butter are seeing profits. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Conservation Funding; WOTUS Maps

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on a new conservation program and information on the Waters of the U.S proposal. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on peanut crop conditions as of this past week.


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UGA Cotton-Peanut Field Day is Wednesday

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The 2014 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday September 10th in Tifton. Farmers who plan to attend are being urged to RSVP to Mrs. Michelle Pitts at 229-386-3006 or mpitts@uga.edu so they can have an accurate headcount for the meal. Tyron Spearman has more details about the annual event.


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Big Range in Crop Conditions

Some areas of the Southeast have seen spotty rains as of late, but as Tyron Spearman reports, there is a big range in crop conditions.


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Peanut and Cotton Calendar

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Tyron Spearman reminds Georgia peanut and cotton growers about a couple of upcoming events.


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Peanut Usage Continues to Climb and Foreign Groups to Visit Southeast Locations

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According to the latest numbers, peanut usage continues to climb. Tyron Spearman has that information along with a story about groups from other countries coming here to tour various peanut facilities.

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Peanut Calendar

Tyron Spearman has a quick look at a couple of events coming up in Georgia that may be of interest to peanut and cotton farmers.


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Peanut Price Update

With an update on what’s taking place with peanut prices right now, here’s Tyron Spearman.


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Hot and Dry Weather Affecting Some Crops

There are some areas of the Southeast that experienced nice rains over the past week, but for most of us it’s been hot and dry. And according to the latest numbers from USDA’s crop conditions report, it’s taking a toll on some crops.


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Farm Exports

Large container ship in a dockEverett Griner talks about expanding farm exports in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Dairy Farmer and Farm Bill Programs

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on a new risk management program for dairy farmers as well as Farm Bill programs available through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Non-Irrigated Peanuts Feeling the Pinch

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The past couple of weeks, Tyron Spearman has been reporting on how dry conditions have been affecting some peanut fields across the southeast. Today he notes how some of those non-irrigated peanuts are really feeling the pinch.


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USDA Video: Stamps Honor Farmers Markets

usda-postage-stampsFour postage stamps honor farmers markets and farmers. Watch the video!

UGA Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day Next Week

The annual UGA Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day will be held on Wednesday, September 10. Tyron Spearman has this reminder as farmers are invited to attend.


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Agri View: CCC Update

beeEverett Griner talks about the new update on Colony Collapse Disorder not encouraging in today’s Agri View.


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National Peanut Board Sets Budget

The National Peanut Board has set their budget for the next fiscal year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 29, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports concerning EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, how dry conditions are affecting the peanut crop, and a look at sustainability.

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Peanut Crop and Export Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman takes a look at some things affecting this year’s peanut crop in certain areas, along with an update concerning a story he recently did about peanut exports.


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