Peanut Stocks

Peanut Stocks Update

Dan Peanuts

The U.S, Department of Agriculture has released another monthly Peanut Stocks and Processing Report. Tyron Spearman notes the latest numbers indicates a slight rise in stocks.

harvest

Harvest Update for Cotton and Peanuts

Dan Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued their final 2022 crop progress report for peanuts. While most of that harvest has ended, USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey notes there are a few areas where harvesters are still in the fields. He runs through the latest on both the cotton and peanut harvests, starting with cotton. And Rippey looks at what the USDA report says about …

rail strike

Congressional Vote on Rail Strike a Welcome Development

Dan Corn, Economy, Legislative, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), Regulation

(NCGA/November 30, 2022) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted to block a national rail strike that would have dire consequences for the nation’s economy. The vote comes as the country continues to struggle with supply-side issues and problems with key transportation hubs, including low-water levels along the Mississippi River. The National Corn Growers Association said the vote was a …

crop production

USDA Collecting Final 2022 Crop Production and Stocks Data

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

With the 2022 growing season wrapping up, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is busy contacting producers to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds stored on their farms. Plus, NASS is surveying grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed stocks. “These surveys are the basis for the official USDA estimates of production …

flour

Safe Handling of Flour

Dan This Land of Ours, Wheat

We talk a lot about food safety when it comes to things like poultry, but how about flour? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The holiday season to many of us means baking. Did you know it is possible to get Salmonella and E. coli. from raw flour? Flour is a raw powder made by processing raw grains grown in fields. …