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Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

Congress cleared a budget agreement and disaster-aid package that has a significant impact on farmers for the 2018 crop year. The budget agreement passed the House by a vote of 240 to 186 and passed the Senate by a vote … Continue reading

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Jan/Feb 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The Jan/Feb 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Peanut Variety Guidebook Peanut Breeders of the Southeast The Value of Certified Peanut Seed Mapping the Genetic Code Knowing Production Costs Major … Continue reading

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Mississippi Peanut Growers Association annual meeting set for Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2018

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association plan to hold their annual meeting trade show Jan. 31- Feb. 1, 2018, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The event provides growers with the latest information on peanut production, research and … Continue reading

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Perdue Names Appointees to the USDA Farm Service Agency State Committees

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference set for Thursday, Jan. 18

Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 18, 2018, from 8:30 … Continue reading

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National Peanut Board elects 2018 officers

Greg Gill, a peanut farmer from Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, was elected chairman of the 12-member National Peanut Board last week during the Board’s quarterly meeting in Washington, D.C. Gill, who served 2017 as vice-chairman, begins his one-year term Jan. 1. … Continue reading

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Peanut milk now on the market

Peanut milk made its debut recently at the American Peanut Council Winter Conference. Attendees were able to sample the original peanut milk and a chocolate version at a luncheon sponsored by the National Peanut Board. According to the nut-milk processor, … Continue reading

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2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) starts mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of … Continue reading

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Perdue announces Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump.  FSA State Directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Continue reading

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Oct/Nov 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The Oct/Nov 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Cover Crops Peanut Leadership Academy hosts session in West Texas Check off reports from the state grower organizations Legislative Update Southern Peanut … Continue reading

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