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Loan Rates Corrected The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced corrected 2019 crop loan rates. Loan rates published in June were incorrectly calculated. The 2014 Farm Bill established the national loan rate for peanuts at $355 per ton, which is unchanged from the previous Farm Bill. CCC calculated the price support levels for each peanut type using the ... Read More »

UGA Plans Annual Cotton-Peanut Field Day, Sept. 4, On The Tifton Campus

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Cotton and peanut farmers and industry personnel are invited to the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, Sept. 4, on the UGA Tifton campus. Members of the UGA cotton and peanut teams will talk about ongoing research at two UGA research farms, providing insight for growers on what they can expect for the next growing season. The ... Read More »

Clemson Sets 2019 Peanut Field Day For Sept. 5 In Blackville, S.C.

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Irrigation scheduling, variable rate seeding and precision agriculture technologies are just a few of the topics that will be discussed during this year’s Peanut Field Day Sept. 5 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center (REC), 64 Research Road, Blackville, South Carolina Field day activities get under way with registration from 8-9 a.m. Participants will embark on a field tour ... Read More »

UGA Honors Producers At Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Meeting

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The University of Georgia Peanut Team recently honored Georgia’s top peanut producers at the annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club meeting held on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Fifteen farmers/farms were recognized at the yearly meeting held to salute Georgia’s highest-yielding peanut growers. The UGA Peanut Team also held an open forum session with peanut producers and industry leaders. “We’ve climbed in yields ... Read More »

Texas A&M Names New Peanut Breeder At Stephenville

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Dr. John Cason has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant professor for peanut breeding and genetics in Stephenville, where he will supervise the AgriLife Research and Extension Center’s peanut program. Cason holds a doctorate from Texas A&M University in plant breeding, and he brings more than 20 years’ experience in breeding and developing new peanut cultivars. He supervised all ... Read More »

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Peanuts Included In Tariff Mitigation Plan U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. The Trump administration announced its plan for tariff mitigation following the unjustified retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. Standing alongside President Trump in the Roosevelt Room ... Read More »

NASS Planting Report Out — Arkansas Peanuts Jump As Expected

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The strangeness of Arkansas’ rain-soaked planting season sloshed over into Friday’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Acreage report, with the agency saying it would be collecting additional information on the state’s soybeans and cotton. NASS said that in July, it would collect information on crops in 14 states, including a recount on soybeans and cotton in Arkansas, since neither had reached ... Read More »

Peanut Growers Vote To Continue Promotion, Research Board

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Peanut producers voted overwhelmingly to continue the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Program administered by the National Peanut Board in a referendum conducted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture,  April 15-May 3. In the referendum, 93% of peanut producers voting were in favor of continuing the program. In order for the continuance referendum to pass, a majority of eligible ... Read More »

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2018 Peanut Crop Value According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the price of peanuts averaged $0.214 per pound ($428 ton) last season, 6.5 percent lower than 2017. The value of the 2018 peanut crop at farm level is $1,155,709,000, a 29.3 percent decrease from 2017. Harvested peanut acres were down 22 percent. The highest average price was paid in ... Read More »

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Farm Bill Called ‘A Miracle’ At the National Peanut Buying Points Association Annual Convention, U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Chairman, Collin Peterson (D-Mn) said, “It was a miracle with all the problems we had to face that we got a Farm Bill!” Peterson said that it was good news the way it played out, but it was hard fought ... Read More »