Category Archives: Legislative

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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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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Perdue Unveils Farmers.gov, Interactive Website for Agricultural Producers

(Grand Rapids, MI, February 1, 2018) –U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled Farmers.gov, the new interactive one-stop website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Farmers.gov is now live but will have multiple features added … 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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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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