The Senate has rejected a Republican amendment to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
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.
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