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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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Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Bipartisan Farm Bill

Delivering on a promise, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today are pleased to announce the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was favorably reported out of the Committee with bipartisan support. Click … Continue reading

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Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders Find Common Ground in Bipartisan Farm Bill

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today released the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The Committee will meet to consider the legislation at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on June 13. Click here … Continue reading

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May/June 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The May/June 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Reaching consumers through influencers Irrigation Guidebook Growing the export market Take another look at PGR for runners Check off reports from the … Continue reading

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Last Chance for 2017 Census

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is … Continue reading

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Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day set for July 24

Major advancements have been made in peanut yields over the last decade, but growers must continue to seek ways to more economically and efficiently increase yields in order to remain competitive. To help with that goal, the University of Georgia … Continue reading

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FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, … Continue reading

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UGA Extension to host insect scouting schools in June

Two insect scouting schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in June, will introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers. One of the scouting schools will be held on Monday, … Continue reading

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Soil temperature is key to planting peanuts

Now is the peak time to plant peanuts in Georgia, according to Cristiane Pilon, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut physiologist. During a research trial on the UGA Tifton campus in 2017, Pilon planted peanuts at three different times: mid-April, … Continue reading

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