Category Archives: Mississippi News

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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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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Chairman Roberts Welcomes Senator Hyde-Smith to Ag Committee

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today welcomed the Committee’s newest member, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith from Mississippi. “I’m delighted we have another farmer on the Senate Agriculture Committee. I look forward … Continue reading

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20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference set for July

Mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 19-21, 2018, at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. This year’s conference offers farmers an opportunity to learn more about legislative issues, peanut promotions and production … Continue reading

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April 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The April 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Adjusting planter equipment National Peanut Board launches PeanutVision.org Peanut Disease & Insect Guidebook Florida Peanut Producers Association hosts 43rd annual membership meeting … Continue reading

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National Peanut Board Launches PeanutVision.org to Leverage Key Issues

USA-grown peanuts are perfectly positioned as the food of now and the food of the future. To help the peanut industry tell this story, the National Peanut Board has launched a new online resource: The Peanut Vision at peanutvision.org. This … Continue reading

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U.S. farmers expected to plant less peanuts in 2018

Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 1.5 million acres of peanuts in 2018, down 18   percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released recently by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). … Continue reading

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March 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The March 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Peanut acreage on the rise in North Alabama Peanut Weed Guidebook Mississippi Peanut Growers holds annual meeting and trade show Georgia Peanut … Continue reading

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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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Mississippi Peanut Growers holds annual meeting and trade show Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2018

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association held its annual meeting and trade show Jan. 31-Feb. 1. 2018, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Throughout the course of the event, more than 175 growers and industry representatives had the opportunity … Continue reading

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