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July/August 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The July/August 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: APRES celebrates 50 years Harvest Guidebook Georgia Peanut Tour set for September Industry awards at USA Peanut Congress Check off reports from … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Tour set for September

The thirty-second annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held September 18-20, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia, and the surrounding area. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to … Continue reading

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USDA announces one week left to complete the 2017 Census of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) ends all data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture on July 31. Anyone who received the Census questionnaire is required by law to respond by that date, and … Continue reading

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UGA crop geneticists awarded $935,000 to breed softer cotton and more resilient peanuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut … Continue reading

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Roberts, Stabenow Prepared for Farm Bill Conference

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to proceed to a Farm Bill conference. “We are pleased to see the House … Continue reading

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House Moves to Send Farm Bill to Conference Committee, Appoints Conferees

Today, the House of Representatives moved to send the 2018 Farm Bill to conference committee. Following the vote, Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-1) named the House conferees, or members who will seek to resolve the differences between the two chambers’ bills. … Continue reading

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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Bipartisan Farm Bill Passes Senate on 86-11 Vote

One large step closer to delivering on promised certainty, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announce the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 passed the Senate on a strong bipartisan 86-11 vote. … Continue reading

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KMC plans to build new repair parts warehouse

Kelley Manufacturing Co. recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new parts department building on June 21, 2018, in Tifton, Georgia. The new 40,800 square foot warehouse is estimated to cost $2.2 million and provide thirty plus construction jobs. The … Continue reading

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House Passes 2018 Farm Bill: Critical Legislation to Aid Farmers and Ranchers, Offer Opportunities to SNAP Recipients

Today the House passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making significant investments in opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Upon … Continue reading

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Change in the National Peanut Board Assessment Rate Published by USDA-AMS

A change in the regulation for the National Peanut Board assessment rate computation was published in the Federal Register June 14, 2018. The effective date for the new assessment rate is July 16, 2018, and will be applicable to the … Continue reading

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