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  • Farmers in Alabama, the third largest peanut-producing state in the U.S., are harvesting impressive yields. The interesting part of the story isn’t how many tons of peanuts they are harvesting, but where — the far northern part of the state. Check out this Southeast FarmPress story about how farmers in northern Alabama are adding peanuts…

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  • The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research is looking for a post-doc to focus on the role of gender and youth along the peanut value chain. The job will be based in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) and part of the Peanut Lab’s management team at the University of…

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  • The deadline is Feb. 15 to register for the two-week GREAT Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding Course, which will be held in Kampala, Uganda in two sessions, from July 23 to Aug. 1, 2018 and Jan. 14-18, 2019. GREAT courses are intensive, cohort-based trainings for small interdisciplinary teams of researchers from leading agricultural research institutions across sub-Saharan…

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  • The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the “Peanut Lab,” a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds…

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  • The American Peanut Research and Education Society is accepting abstracts for original papers or posters to be presented at the 2018 APRES Annual Meeting this summer. The July 10-12 gathering, the 50th annual meeting, will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Williamsburg, Virginia. Early bird registration is $250 for APRES members; spouses and children…

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  • Jia-Sheng Wang, the lead scientist on a PMIL project to validate a system to detect aflatoxin in dried blood, has been awarded the 2018 Translational Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology. Wang serves as head of the Department of Environmental Health Science at the University of Georgia College of Public Health and has 35…

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  • Nut-milk processor Elmhurst debuted the new Milked Peanuts beverage at the American Peanut Council’s Winter Conference, giving attendees their first taste of two new varieties at a luncheon sponsored by the National Peanut Board.  “The launch of the Elmhurst brand of Peanut Milk products truly opens up a new product category for our industry,” said…

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