Author Archives: Erin Mann

Market Watch

What will we do with a 3 million ton crop? BY J. TYRON SPEARMAN CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Peanut farmers will harvest the largest crop in history. Couple an ideal growing season with new, higher yielding varieties and little disease and insect pressure and you’ve got the recipe for a good crop. Excitement About 2012 Crop When peanuts hit $1,000 per ton ... Read More »

New Products

New Crops For Topguard Fungicide Cheminova announces additional crop registrations for Topguard, a broad-spectrum triazole fungicide.Topguard fungicide’s row crop registration has been expanded to include peanuts, soybeans, field corn, field corn grown for seed, popcorn and sugar beets. The Topguard fungicide specialty crop label has been expanded also. It now includes pome fruit – apple, crabapple, loquat and quince as ... Read More »

News Briefs

Farm Bill Kicked To Lame Duck Session The Farm Bill is one of many issues facing Congress when after the election. Some estimate the “lame duck” session could run five weeks; some predict it will be called off. There are several issues like expiring tax cuts, the sequestration mandated cuts and, of course, the Farm Bill. The sequestration measure alone ... Read More »

Editor’s Note

A commitment To Go Further By Amanda Huber One occupation I have come to respect is that of the funeral home owner; it’s one of those jobs that takes very special people. When you are in need of their services – and we all will at some point – it is such a comfort to know and trust the funeral ... Read More »

A New Era In Peanut Breeding

The Peanut Genomics Initiative has rallied the industry around the goal of making peanuts more competitive. By Amanda Huber In the grand scheme of things, peanuts are behind, way behind. The lack of disease resistance weighs heavily on yield potential, and even though load after load of peanuts may be coming in this season, because of production costs, peanuts are ... Read More »

NPB Invests in Food Entrepreneurs

Business-building strategies are on-target with consumer trends. As part of the San Francisco Street Food Festival, the National Peanut Board (NPB) donated $5,000 to La Cocina, a San Francisco-based non-profit devoted to helping up and coming food entrepreneurs. The event was part of the Peanut Butter for Breakfast program where peanuts and peanut butter were the centerpiece of a brunch ... Read More »

One For The Books

Superb growing conditions are expected to serve up record-breaking yields in 2012. By Amanda Huber Peanut Extension specialists can point to very few problems with the 2012 crop. With harvest continuing under mostly favorable conditions, it was obvious the good weather and lack of significant, yield-robbing disease pressure means that warehouses will be busting at the seams from this crop. ... Read More »

Market Watch

Balancing supply with demand is the key to sustained prices. BY J. TYRON SPEARMAN CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Water and balance are two keys to the 2012-2013 peanut market. The Southeast and Southwest are starting the season with moisture levels at record lows and rainfall during the season will be required to make the crop. If rains occurs, then balancing supply with ... Read More »

New Products

TeeJet SpraySelect App TeeJet Technologies is pleased to offer growers and custom applicators a new tool for simplifying their spraying operations. The SpraySelect mobile app allows the user to quickly and easily choose the proper spray tip for a given application. Just enter speed, tip spacing and target rate, select your droplet size category and a list of recommended tips ... Read More »

News Brief

Senate Ag Committee Issues Farm Bill The U.S. Senate Ag Committee voted to approve the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, a bipartisan Farm Bill authored by Committee Chairwoman, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, R-Minn., and Ranking Member, Sen. Pat Roberts, D-Kan. “The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 will save taxpayers billions of dollars while promising a ... Read More »