Stretching out in a North Central Florida field, under the scorching summer sun, lies row upon row of lush, green peanut plants – with more than 1,500 kinds growing at the University of Florida’s Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra. The crop is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s germplasm network to maintain and research different types of one of the world’s most popular and nutritional legumes. Click here for more details.
For a peanut farmer, it’s hard to get excited about 2018. Contract prices are down $100 per ton, or most of the possible profit, the generic base that allowed a base payment on peanut base and converted cotton base is gone. Click here for more details.
In the mid-1950s, something positive was happening to the U.S. peanut industry and the right people were aligning to recognize it and nurture a movement that sparked a better understanding of the crop’s potential. Click here for more details.
The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $581,896 in research project funding for the 2018-2019 research budget year. Click here for more details.
The 2018 peanut market for farmers was already weak because of a large carryover from 2017. Click here for more details.
In January 2017 guidelines were released urging parents to begin early introduction of peanut-containing foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. A new study shows those who are aware of the guidelines are still hesitant to put them into place and not everyone has heard of them. Click here for more details.
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. Click here for more details.
More than 1,300 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Jan. 18, 2018, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. Click here for more details.
Meredith McNair Rogers, a more than 20-year veteran farmer from Camilla, Georgia, testified today before the Senate Agriculture Committee that the peanut provisions included in the 2014 Farm Bill and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program work for farmers and consumers – and must be preserved in the next farm bill. Click here for more detail.
Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 20.2 cents per pound for the week ending July 22, down 0.4 cent from the previous week. Click here for more detail.