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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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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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House Ag Committee Advances Agriculture and Nutrition Act

The House Agriculture Committee today passed out of committee 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 historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. … 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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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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