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Peanut Crop Is Down 2 Percent from Last Year

peanuts-peggingUSDA released its August crop reports and the numbers show the 2016 peanut crop is estimated to be 2 percent less than last year’s crop. Tyron Spearman breaks that report down, along with a quick update on how other crops fared in today’s report.


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No Change to Cotton Acreage Number

Angie Considine

Angie Considine

USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released its August crop reports today, and Angie Considine with NASS in Washington, D.C. says the cotton acreage estimate is the same as the June report.


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GATE Discussed at 2016 Ag Issues Summit

Bryan Tolar

Bryan Tolar

The Georgia Ag Issues Summit took place this week at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, and a good crowd was on hand to discuss various issues. Bryan Tolar, president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, was pleased with the event.


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USDA Designates 8 Counties in Alabama as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Chambers, Franklin, Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Randolph, and St. Clair counties in Alabama as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Alabama also qualify for natural disaster assistance because Read the rest of this entry »

Farmers Markets Must Visit List

Farmers MarketsWith more than 85-hundred farmers markets in the U-S, it could be a little hard to canvass them all in your lifetime. Cathy Isom tells you about the Farmers Markets you might want to put on your must-visit list. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Slight Improvement in Peanut Crop

peanuts-peggingAccording to the latest crop conditions report, there is a slight improvement in the peanut crop. Tyron Spearman has the numbers.


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Discussing Georgia Beef with Divers

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

Every year the Georgia Beef Board attends various events, talking with consumers about the healthy aspects of beef. And according to Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia, the board was recently able to talk with a completely different group.


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House Leadership says No Reason to Hold TPP Vote

Agriculture trade concept with farm field landscapeU.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said last week that he saw no point in bringing up the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for a vote during the lame-duck session of Congress.

According to Reuters, Ryan followed up the comment by saying it’s because “we don’t have the votes,” Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for Temporary Peanut Inspectors

peanut-harvestWith harvest season just around the corner, Tyron Spearman reports it time once again to start hiring temporary peanut inspectors.


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Georgia Pecan Growers Executive Director on Market Challenges

ga-pecan-growers-associationJanice Dees, executive director of the Georgia Pecan Growers Association, was in California recently speaking at the California Pecan Growers Association conference. AgNet Media’s Taylor Hillman was there and talked with her about the current marketing challenges, how the newly formed Foreign Marketing Order will help address those challenges, why “the time is now” to promote pecans, how demand is exceeding supply and why success stories are needed.


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Georgia Grown Moment – Superior Berries

ga-grown-superior-berries-2For this week’s Georgia Grown Moment, we give you an exclusive preview into the upcoming film, Blue Gold, showing this October at the Georgia National Fair. Andy Stone discusses the beginnings of Superior Berries’ blueberry farm and talks a bit about the early blueberry industry in Georgia.


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Visit the Georgia Grown Building this October to catch an intimate glimpse into the lives of Georgia blueberry farmers. For more information, visit georgiagrown.com.
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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 5, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), about USDA announcing safety net assistance for milk producers, have comments from the Cotton Board chairman on work to find more new uses for cotton, peaches, bees Read the rest of this entry »

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