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October/November 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The October/November 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for Jan. 17 in Tifton Searching for the Ideal Cover Crop Foes on the Field, Partners in … Continue reading

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USDA Adds New Tools, Resources to Farmers.gov to Aid Producers

Agricultural producers have new resources available to them to prepare for and recover from impacts of natural disasters on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new website, farmers.gov. The site has updated tools and information to help agricultural producers identify the … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers recently that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. “Any agricultural producer that has eligible land should review the benefits … Continue reading

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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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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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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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