Tag Archives: Production

2017: Virginia-Type Varieties

Bailey: Released by NCSU, Bailey is a medium to large-seeded and high-yielding Virginia-type peanut. It has produced high yields across multiple years and locations, which is an indication of good tolerance to fluctuations of weather and growth conditions. Bailey has a growth habit intermediate between runner and bunch types, bright pods and tan kernel color. More importantly, it is resistant ... Read More »

Market Watch

Demand For U.S. Peanuts Remains Strong At Home And Abroad The peanut nation has experienced some unusual occurrences that may impact the growth and expansion of the U.S. peanut industry for years. In producing the 2016 crop, these challenges came about as a complete surprise and were met with mixed reviews. First, USDA statisticians over estimated the carryforward from 2015 ... Read More »

News Briefs

Program Sign Up Underway The enrollment period for selecting Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs was announced by USDA FSA Administrator Val Dolcini. Producers on farms with base acres should visit their county FSA office to enroll in one of the programs for the 2017 crop year. The enrollment period will continue until Aug. 1, 2017. ... Read More »

Data Drives Farm Decisions

Georgia’s Farmer of the Year, John McCormick, is known for using innovative production practices. All successful farmers have the curiosity of a scientist in them. For John McCormick, Georgia’s 2016 Farmer of the Year, that curiosity has helped make his farm one of the most successful in the state. Every year, McCormick devotes part of his 1,000-acre row-crop operation near ... Read More »

Set Up For Success

Boost nitrogen production with this new inoculant product from Verdesian Life Sciences. As planning begins for the next growing season, Verdesian Life Sciences has added Primo Power CL, a new liquid inoculant, to its seed enhancement portfolio. This peanut inoculant opens the door for more nodules, which provide more available nitrogen to increase the potential number of pegs and pods ... Read More »

News Briefs

New Members On Standards Board Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed three peanut producers and three industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. All will serve three-year terms of office ending June 30, 2019. Secretary Vilsack appointed the following members: For the Southeast, producer Dwight Stansel, Wellborn, Fla., and industry representative John T. Gray III, Williston Peanut Inc., ... Read More »

Challenging Year In South Carolina

Hopes for good harvest weather were dashed with Hurricane Matthew The 2016 peanut harvest is under way in South Carolina and pests and weather have been the main issues affecting this year’s crop. The 2016 peanut harvest has started in some parts of the state with several growers who have started digging Virginia type varieties. Other growers will have to ... Read More »

Meeting Research Needs

  Demonstration plots help the Division of Agriculture develop crop recommendations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in mid-October that many of the 1.7 million farms enrolled in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs would receive safety-net payments because of market downturns during the 2015 crop year. “This fall, USDA will be making ... Read More »

Market Watch

Who Would Have Guessed This? The American peanut industry has just experienced one of the most amazing marketing years in history. Based on USDA estimates and with the industry facing an unusually large carry-forward, prices were reduced throughout the industry and cutbacks from the farm to the sheller were encouraged. Farmers were even encouraged not to plant peanuts for the ... Read More »

A Golden Opportunity

A more modern warehouse facility in Vienna, Ga., will mean more efficient unloading and enhanced quality. The increase in peanut tonnage over the last decade has heightened the need to modernize peanut processing facilities. Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts is investing in a significant upgrade and modernization of the company’s warehouse in Vienna, Ga., which will help to increase unloading ... Read More »