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Looking Forward to a New Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Peanuts

The keynote speaker at the recent Annual Winter Conference of the National Peanut Buying Points Association was Congressman Rick Crawford of Arkansas.  He serves on the House Ag Committee and is Subcommittee Chairman of General Farm Commodities and Risk Management as well as a member of the Nutrition Subcommittee. Tyron Spearman talked with Rep. Crawford about work being done on …

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NCC Invites Growers to Participate in Informational Webinars

Dan Cotton

U.S. cotton industry members across the Southeast are encouraged to participate in the National Cotton Council (NCC) hosted regional information conference call/webinar on February 19. Tyron Spearman reports it will cover information about provisions of the new Seed Cotton Program authorized under current farm law. NCC Invites Growers to Participate in Informational Webinars


Prepare Information for New Calculator

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

To assist farmers in planning, the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness (NCPC) has launched the “2018 Seed Cotton Generic Base and Payment Yield Updating Calculator”. Tyron Spearman reports the calculator was developed by the NCPC after reviewing the text of the seed cotton provision in the recently passed budget agreement and disaster aid package. Prepare Information for New Calculator The …

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No Generic Base Could Mean Fewer Peanuts

Dan Peanuts

The budget agreement passed the House and Senate and signed by President Trump includes provisions for cotton farmers by making seed cotton eligible for Title 1 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. But due to new provisions for seed cotton, the generic base acres for farmers have been eliminated for the 2018 crop. And as …