Tag Archives: Markets

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist A Lot To Do This Month June brings a number of key production and pest management decisions for Virginia-type peanut. The calcium needs of both Virginia market types and jumbo runners we are currently growing require gypsum application during flowering and kernel development. Application is generally made around 40 days after planting. ... Read More »

Export market picks up with shipments to China, Vietnam

The U.S. peanut market is getting mixed signals at home and abroad causing the producers to be concerned as to how to manage under the present peanut program. The Commodity Credit Corporation is successfully moving ahead with selling or exchanging 2014 forfeited farmer-stock peanuts to clear out warehouses. USDA is seeking bids on major purchases to go to nutrition programs ... Read More »

News Briefs

AgriLogic Farmer Survey AgriLogic Consulting, LLC, is conducting a survey regarding the performance of the Peanut Revenue Federal Crop Insurance Policy. This program was developed by AgriLogic Consulting in cooperation with peanut grower organizations, industry experts, peanut brokers and the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency. The result of these efforts was the development of an insurance program ... Read More »

Open for Business

With the most advanced technology, Premium Peanut will make data-based decisions. An estimated 550 peanut producers, industry members, local, state and national leaders and members of the local community convened on Barrington Road in Coffee County, Ga., in late April to celebrate the Grand Opening of Premium Peanut. Attendees enjoyed lunch, congratulatory remarks and tours of the plant. Georgia Governor ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist Manage Weeds, Thrips As we move into May the most critical first step is to get a good stand with the optimum plant population. This varies some by region and market type. For Virginia types, the standard recommendation is to have four plants per foot, which requires planting five seed per foot. ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

Is your irrigation scheduling method reliable or is it reducing yields?According to USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, peanut producers intend to plant 1.48 million acres in 2016, down 9 percent from the previous year. The slight decrease coincides with a slight increase in planting intentions of acreage to corn and cotton. However, a rainy spring may mean the pendulum swings ... Read More »

More Than A Safety Tip

I read with sadness a few weeks ago about a farmer in South Carolina who was killed when he raised his spray boom up and touched a power line. It wasn’t until he tried to get off his tractor that he was electrocuted. I’ve been around farming long enough to know it is a very dangerous occupation, but it’s doubly ... Read More »

Farm Economy Survival Tips

Commodity price trends mean tighter operating budgets for farmers. Low commodity prices and declining credit availability are impeding cash flow for Georgia farmers, said University of Georgia agricultural economist Brady Brewer. Brewer, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, suggests farmers do an extensive self-evaluation of their farming ... Read More »

News Briefs

Fewer Peanut Acres Predicted USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Service issued the first crop acreage estimate late March and predicted peanut acreage to be down 9 percent. According to the report, producers intend to plant 1.48 million acres in 2016 versus last year’s 1.62 million acres. The expected decrease in planted area, per USDA, is largely driven by price concerns due to ... Read More »

Shellers Contracting Smaller Percentage Of Crop Each Year

The U.S. peanut industry is adrift in a growing, uncharted fog. The Farm Bill has caused an expansion in acreage, which resulted in great surplus, and a lack of strategic planning has failed to keep all segments in a profitable posture. It will take time to turn this boat around and a heavy fog of market uncertainty and government intervention ... Read More »