Category Archives: General

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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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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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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USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. … Continue reading

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Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma Granted Extra Time, Procedures, to Document and Claim Disaster Losses

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced special procedures to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Also, because … Continue reading

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