• Peanut Proud Delivers

    Peanut Proud Delivers

    The industry rallies to aid those in need. Peanut Proud didn’t have far to travel with their disaster response to recent storms as it was neighbors in Southwest Georgia and Mississippi who were hit by severe weather two consecutive weeks in January. Even Southern Ag Carriers, who has transported peanut butter donations to other places, was ravaged by the storms, losing their Albany, Ga., terminal shop and office building. Thousands Sustained With PB Peanut Proud, the humanitarian organization for the peanut industry responding to disasters quickly delivered peanut butter to churches and food centers in ... Read More »
  • Will The Warm Winter Produce More Disease?

    Will The Warm Winter Produce More Disease?

  • One for the Books

    One for the Books

  • No Excess In U.S. Supply, But Watch Other Origins

    No Excess In U.S. Supply, But Watch Other Origins

      The final numbers are almost in on U.S. peanut production from 2016. USDA predicted 2,842,305 farmer-stock tons, while the Federal Crop Inspection Service has counted 2,770,299 tons. The numbers are short of the October prediction of 3,155,100 tons. Lack of rain the last 90 days of the growing season caused both quality and quantity issues. The new numbers are down 9 percent from the November forecast and down 5 percent from 2015. Harvested area is estimated at 1.55 million acres, down 1 percent from last year. The average yield is estimated at 3,675 pounds ... Read More »
  • Another Year Older

    Another Year Older

    My, they do grow old quickly. Am I talking about children? No, although it fits them as well. I’m talking about varieties. In the Peanut Pointer column on page 21, Kris Balkcom, agri-program associate with Auburn University, makes the point that Georgia-06G is more than 10 year’s old. More than a decade old? It seems like just yesterday Georgia Green covered every acre. Now, a quick look at the Georgia Crop Improvement Association’s acreage planted in 2016 to produce Foundation, Registered and Certified Seed for 2017 show that 91 percent of the acreage went into ... Read More »