The House Committee on Agriculture last night advanced a new five-year Farm Bill that included reforms championed by U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL).
2012 was a record year for the peanut crop. In the state of Alabama alone there were 218 thousand acres of peanuts.
In this interview segment of Focus on Agriculture, Todd Smith talks about the Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative.
It doesn’t look like this will be the year of the peanut. Last year’s record breaking year produced more than they could sell. This year, cotton and corn are the money makers.
Georgia farmers say they're expecting to export at least 80,000 tons of peanuts to China in the near future.
Local farmers are already preparing for spring planting. Many are hoping irrigation means more money come harvest.
Currently, 56 percent of the continental U.S. is covered by a drought in one of the three worst stages.
The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold its annual Research Report Day this week.
With spring on the horizon, entomologists predict that swarms of kudzu bugs will be out in force soon.
Georgia counties affected by this last summer's drought declared disaster areas. Federal funds are now available.
Today, U.S. Representatives Martha Roby (R-AL) and Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) announced the re-formation of the Congressional Peanut Caucus for the 113th Congress.
Officials say exports are the key to increasing sales for Georgia's agricultural industry.
A bill filed this week by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) would allow more farmland to be used for production rather than lay dormant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
A farm in Piedmont has started delivering produce to people receiving government assistance.
Rural lawmakers are shopping around for a late compromise on a farm bill to protect them.
2012 is set to be a record year for peanut yields, but it's not all good news for farmers.
State agriculture officials say Alabama's record yields in cotton, soybean and peanut crops in 2012 helped to offset lower than average corn yields.
About 1,700 Alabama farmers gave Ozark watercolor artist Jack DeLoney a standing ovation this morning as the famous painter of agricultural scenes received the Alabama Farmers Federation's Image of Agriculture Award.
Leaders in Georgia's agriculture industry are urging farmers to get ready for a pending tax break.
While it may be harvest time for peanuts and cotton, one up and coming crop still has a few more weeks before it's ripe.
The farm bill has been stalled in Washington all this year. The original five year government plan mandates everything from farming to food stamps.
More than half of all counties in the United States have been declared natural disaster zones because of damages and loss due to drought and high temperatures.
A free workshop is being offered in the Wiregrass.
Cotton and peanut crops are beginning to pop up in fields around the Wiregrass. Despite the recent rain, farmers still have some concerns.
Blueberry production off by nearly 50 percent in Florida.
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