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2020 Crop Value According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, peanuts averaged about 21 cents per pound or $414 per ton last season, 1% higher than 2019. The value of the crop at the farm level is $1.27 billion, a 12.7% increase from 2019. Harvested peanut acres were up 16.3%. The highest average price was paid ... Read More »

Rotational Crop Prices Bring Market Positives

The 2021 season opens with lots of positive trends. The pandemic is winding down as vaccine distribution continues. Row-crop farm prices have increased going into planting season with cotton near 85 cents per pound and corn over $5 per bushel. Both are crop rotation partners for peanuts and offer the producer options to plant the most profitable crop for the ... Read More »

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Storage Space Growing The U.S. Warehouse Act is one of the oldest federal agricultural laws dating back to 1916. The act authorizes the secretary of agriculture to license warehouse operators who store agricultural products. Warehouse operators that apply must meet U.S. Department of Agriculture standards established within the USWA and its regulations. A look at the USWA annual report from ... Read More »

Extended Economic Outlook

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Will consumers stick with the budget friendly protein as much in 2021? • By Amanda Huber • Market news offers many bright points. Consumption has hit record numbers. The quality of the 2020 crop is much better than 2019, and producers have more options this year with increased prices of rotational crops. However, there are negatives in the mix. Although ... Read More »

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2020 Crop Estimate Peanut production is forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at 6.64 billion pounds, down 1% from the previous forecast but up 22% from the revised 2019 total of 5.47 billion pounds. Harvested area is expected to total 1.62 million acres, up 17% from 2019. Based on Nov. 1 conditions, the average yield is forecast at 4,093 ... Read More »

UF/IFAS Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 13 tons statewide

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The 2020 University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Peanut Butter Challenge collected just over 27,000 pounds of peanut butter across 53 counties, all of which will fill participating counties’ food banks this holiday season. This year marks the first in which the event fully expanded beyond the Florida Panhandle, where it has been held annually since 2012. ... Read More »

Consumption Soars, But A Big Crop Is Expected

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When COVID-19 hit, it took a while to understand the pandemic and the impact it would have on the peanut industry. With the economy shut down and families forced to stay at home, peanut butter and peanut snacks started flying off grocery store shelves as much as toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Peanut shellers had to find a way to ... Read More »

Keep Plugging Along

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At a county peanut and cotton production meeting in January, University of Georgia Extension peanut specialist Scott Monfort brought up the subject of stress. The UGA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences made the topic of rural mental health a priority beginning this year. Not to make light of the topic, but did they have some inside information 2020 was ... Read More »

Florida’s Peanut Butter Challenge spreads statewide

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Spread the word, and the peanut butter! The Peanut Butter Challenge, an annual jar collection that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is expanding statewide in the wake of Hurricane Sally. Coordinated by University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Extension faculty and volunteers, the project was conceived as a way to feed hungry families ahead of the ... Read More »

Florida Farm Bureau donates peanut butter to state food banks

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Florida Farm Bureau Federation will contribute 120,960 jars of peanut butter to Florida food banks statewide to help families facing hunger due to the pandemic. “We are proud to provide a non-perishable food item such as peanut butter to food-insecure families across Florida,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick. “This comes at a time when children are going ... Read More »