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Cotton and Peanut Planting Progressing Well

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

According to the latest numbers from USDA, cotton and peanut planting continues to progress well in most areas. Brad Rippey, a USDA meteorologist, has a look at planting progress and crop development.   In Alabama, 84% of the cotton crop has been planted which compares to 77% this time last year, while the 5-year average is 81%. In Alabama, 73% …

Farmers Support Proposed Revisions to Peanut Quality Standards

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) supports a recommendation from the Peanut Standards Board to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the U.S. The proposed rule, issued May 25 in the Federal Register, would relax the allowance for damaged kernels in farmers’ stock peanuts when sorting and determining segregation. The Peanut Standards …