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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.


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 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 …


Field Day Videos Available for Viewing on Commission Websites

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Peanuts

Georgia cotton growers and peanut producers who were not able to watch the virtual field day on Sept. 9 can view the video presentations on both the Georgia Cotton Commission website and the Georgia Peanut Commission website. The field day was held in collaboration by the Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension. Specialists from …


U.S. Major Crop Production Estimates

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest estimates for the major row crops grown here in the U.S. Tyron Spearman has a look at more of those numbers for peanuts, corn, soybeans and cotton.

New Valent U.S.A. Excalia™ Fungicide Receives EPA Registration for Peanuts

Clint Thompson Peanuts

SAN RAMON, Calif., – Sept. 14, 2020 – Peanut growers now have a new defense against white mold with Excalia™ Fungicide from Valent U.S.A. With mounting pressure from soilborne pathogens, growers need effective tools to manage damaging diseases. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted federal registration of Excalia, which offers powerful white mold control, even under heavy pressure, to …