• Strong Contracting Confirms Need For More Peanuts

    Strong Contracting Confirms Need For More Peanuts

      Down on the farm, producers are somewhat optimistic as domestic and export demand for peanuts remains strong. Other commodities do not produce such optimism, but prices have improved since Trump was elected President. Peanut producers need a strong crop for rotation. Early indications are for an acreage increase. The first estimate will be issued by USDA on March 30. Contracts for 2017 peanuts were $475 per ton in the Southeast, $100 per ton higher than last season. Shellers report a good response; however, some shellers are offering that price on only a portion, such ... Read More »
  • A Real Game Changer

    A Real Game Changer

    Last month’s announcement from The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health, was a real game changer. Their new guidelines means that every pediatrician and children’s health care provider will be monitoring the early introduction of peanut products to infants in order to prevent the development of peanut allergy, and parents now have a timeline for when peanut products should be introduced. The guidelines were developed in part based on the ground-breaking Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study, co-sponsored by the National Peanut Board (NPB), ... Read More »