ASTA Excited about CSS & Seed Expo Coming Next Week

Dan Field Crops, Seeds

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is aware of the various challenges facing today’s agriculture and food system. ASTA President and CEO, Andy Lavigne, says they are pushing that science based policies be made. And Lavigne is excited about the CSS & Seed Expo coming up next week. ASTA notes that CSS & Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry conference and this year’s event will …

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Alabama Peanut Acreage and Crop Outlook for this Year

Dan Alabama, Peanuts, Seeds

At a recent meeting of the Peanut Shellers Associations, peanut specialists were reporting on what they see ahead for the peanut industry this year. Peanut Extension Agronomist, Kris Balkcom from Auburn University in Alabama. Balkcom said he didn’t see the peanut acreage dropping much this year even with the higher cotton prices. He felt the acreage would hold at about …


Report on Florida Peanut Acreage Outlook for The Year

Dan Florida, Peanuts, Seeds

Peanut Specialists report on what they think will happen with the peanut industry this year. David Wright, a Professor in the Agronomy Department at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center, says Florida peanut acreage will be about the same this year at 170,000 acres. Tyron Spearman has more about the Florida peanuts reporting the varieties expected …


Georgia Peanut Crop Conditions and Plans

Dan Georgia, Peanuts, Seeds

At a recent meeting of the Peanut Shellers Association, Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension Peanut Agronomist, reported on the peanut crop conditions, and plans, for Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. In this report, Tyron Spearman reports what Mumford had to say about the Georgia peanut crop.


Tips for Starting Vegetable and Flower Seeds Indoors

Dan Nursery Crops, Seeds, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some tips for starting seeds indoors.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. No matter where you live, there is one outdoor gardening task you can do any time this month: Starting seeds. Every seed will have different, individual germination requirements. If this is your first time starting seeds indoors, it will be helpful if you start with only …


Agriculture Included in New COVID-19 Relief Package

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Coronavirus, Dairy, Economy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, General, Georgia, Hemp, Herbs, Industry, Labor and Immigration, Legislative, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Trade, Vegetables

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, known as “The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” is now official as President Biden signed the bill late last week. We’ve all heard how the package will include $1,400 stimulus checks for qualifying individuals, extends unemployment benefits, and more. But it also increases assistance through USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). And according …


When Will It Be Safe to Start Planting Plants and Seed Outside

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Seeds, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

When it’s safe to start planting outside. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When the minutes of daylight starts to increase in winter, so does the yearning to get outside in the garden again. But don’t let a couple of warm days in early spring fool you into setting out your homegrown seedlings or new plant babies from …