Peanuts en Peanut farmers advised to watch tons in loan, payment limitations <div class="node-body article-body">As the 2015 U.S. peanut harvest rolls on, some things are being learned about peanuts under the current farm bill. Peanut farmers will need to continue to watch, or watch better, how they market their peanuts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Peanuts Peanut Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:03:00 +0000 116161 at <p>Peanut farmers need to know, and plan better for, a marketing loan gain created when peanuts in the loan are redeemed on their behalf. MLG counts toward their $125,000 payment limitation under the new farm bill.</p> Yes, it’s time to make your 2016 farm financial plan <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An up-to-date Financial Statement is important in farm financial planning. Examined every year, it can help determine the financial position as well as the direction of a farm operation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Loans/Credit Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:07:00 +0000 116101 at Sugarcane aphid, drones and bioenergy highlight Pee Dee field day <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2015 Pee Dee Farm Field Day covered most of the major field crops produced in South Carolina and also looked at new technology and bioenergy crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Access Downloadable Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:06:00 +0000 115981 at <p>Clemson University Entomologist Francis&nbsp;Reay-Jones&nbsp;considers sugarcane aphids one of the most devastating pests he&rsquo;s seen in South Carolina that present great challenges to grain sorghum farmers across the state because they are so difficult to control.</p> <p>&ldquo;One of the reasons it is such an issue is that the older chemistries registered for sorghum,&nbsp;dimethoate&nbsp;and&nbsp;Lorsban, only provide moderate control of sugarcane aphids. This is the first year we&rsquo;ve had to deal with sugarcane aphids on a large scale in South Carolina,&quot;&nbsp;Reay-Jones&nbsp;said.</p> <p>The good news is that South Carolina was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption Label from the Environmental Protection Agency for Transform, a new insecticide marketed by Dow,&nbsp;Reay-Jones&nbsp;said. In addition, another new insecticide,&nbsp;Sivanto, is now labeled for sorghum in South Carolina.</p> El Niño threat puts pressure on Alabama’s cotton, peanut harvest <div class="field-byline"> Paul L. Hollis, Auburn University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the strongest El Niño climate phases in decades has been building for several months and could make for a tricky fall peanut and cotton harvest in lower Southeast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Cotton El Nino Peanut Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:37:00 +0000 116091 at National Peanut Board: Get to know the new members and alternates <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed four members and five alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending on Dec. 31, 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Peanuts Peanut Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:56:00 +0000 116081 at Southern agricultural economists huddle in Atlanta, sound warning <div class="node-body blog-body">Southern Extension economists discuss the current state of affairs and outlooks for major Southern commodities and livestock. Farm economy to struggle in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Bookkeeping/Accounting Corn Cotton Farm Programs Finance Peanut Soybean Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:49:00 +0000 116071 at <p>Southern farmers need economists dedicated to their particular diverse, and at times, complicated flavor of agriculture, and they need them firing on all cylinders now.</p> Warp Factor 7 for weed control, Mr. Sulu? <div class="field-byline"> Eric Prostko, UGA Extension weed specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Modern faster tractor speeds are affecting pesticide spray coverage, which could influence pesticide performance in a negative way. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Peanuts Soybeans Corn Herbicides Peanut Soybean Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:28:00 +0000 116031 at <p>&nbsp;Herbicide application in Brooks County, Ga., in June 2015.</p> Take a look at this year’s Georgia Peanut Tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">Georgia peanut farmers started digging their fields, and some were already rolling big with harvest, too, during the 29th annual Georgia Peanut Tour.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:56:00 +0000 115911 at This peanut disease won’t stay ‘in bed’ <div class="field-byline"> Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beginning in 2013, peanut disease specialists began to see a gradual and troubling increase in peanut yield losses attributed to tomato spotted wilt, and this continues to the present season. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Leaf Disease Peanut Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:58:00 +0000 115901 at Andrew Sawyer, UGA Extension Thomas County South Carolina farmers face disastrous yields as harvest begins <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>An unexpectedly severe drought joined forces this summer with a relentless heat wave in a one-two punch that is knocking many South Carolina farmers off their feet.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crops Drought Corn Cotton Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:20:00 +0000 115891 at <p>A South Carolina farmer chops down his corn after his yield was declared too low to be worth harvesting.</p> David DeWitt / Clemson University