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Value of Peanut Exports

Clint Thompson Exports/Imports, Peanuts

New numbers show that U.S. peanut exports for the period of January-July 2020 were valued at $464 million, an increase of 21% compared to last year at the same time. Tyron Spearman has the story.

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Peanut Industry News

Clint Thompson Peanuts

Tyron Spearman runs through various items of interest to the peanut industry, including information about two events that have been scheduled the first part of next year.

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Launches Nationwide Grower Recruitment Campaign

Clint Thompson Cotton

MEMPHIS, TENN. – American cotton growers now can join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a new standard for verifying the sustainability progress of U.S. cotton. As consumers continue to demand eco-friendly products, enrolling in the Trust Protocol will help growers ensure markets for their cotton by verifiably demonstrating the sustainability record of American cotton in the global market. At a …


American Peanut Council Continues to Promote U.S. Exports

Clint Thompson Exports/Imports, Peanuts

One of the American Peanut Council’s (APC) core responsibilities is to administer an export promotion program for U.S. peanuts with the objective of increasing the consumption of U.S.-grown peanuts and peanut products internationally. As Tyron Spearman reports, APC continues its work in promoting U.S. peanuts around the world.

Timing Could Have Been Worse for Georgia Peanuts Following Sally

Clint Thompson Georgia, Peanuts

Timing could have been worse for Georgia peanuts following what was left of Hurricane Sally as it moved through the state last week. Instead of a hurricane barreling through Georgia in October when peanuts were farther along, like Hurricane Michael in 2018, Sally’s impact should only delay digging some this week, says Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension peanut agronomist. …


How Peanuts Fare Under CFAP-2

Clint Thompson Coronavirus, Peanuts

Last Friday it was announced that up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers facing market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19 could sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) starting today, Sept. 21. Tyron Spearman explains how peanuts fare under this new round of CFAP.

Alabama Cotton Producers Dealing With Aftermath of Hurricane Sally

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Weather

By Clint Thompson Alabama cotton farmers continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, who just two days ago, upended this year’s work by producers in the southwest part of the state; specifically those in Escambia, Monroe and Baldwin Counties. One of those producers, Ed Kane, who also serves as a consultant, discussed the impact Wednesday’s storm had on …

Alabama Peanuts Hit Hard by Hurricane Sally

Clint Thompson Alabama, Peanuts

The timing could have been worse on Alabama peanuts. While Hurricane Sally drenched parts of Alabama with torrential rainfall, the state’s peanut crop was not as far along with regards to being ready for harvest. That was the silver lining Alabama Extension peanut specialist Kris Balkcom tried to find when describing the devastation from Wednesday’s storm. “We certainly had a …

Alabama Cotton Producers Surveying Damage Following Hurricane Sally

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Weather

By Clint Thompson Alabama cotton farmers are surveying the damage from Hurricane Sally, which delivered heavy wind gusts and dropped excessive amounts of rainfall on Wednesday, according to Steve Brown, Alabama Extension cotton specialist. “I talked to somebody who had talked to a consultant down near (Fairhope) yesterday and he said the cotton was flat. I talked to somebody around …