Peanut Farming News

  • Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day To Be Held On July 9, 2015

    Are you looking for a one stop shop for the latest and most pertinent Agricultural research and technologies? Look no further. The Sunbelt Expo Field Day is scheduled for July 9, 2015 at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo Show Site. The goal of the Darrell Williams Research Farm is to provide farmers and agribusinessmen with the opportunity to combine education and ...


    By Sunbelt Ag Expo

  • USDA Implements New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The policy, approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors, paves the way for USDA's Risk Management Agency to make it broadly available to producers for the 2015 crop year in all counties where yield-based insurance coverage is ...

  • Headline Grabbing Peanut Butter Recall Involves Fewer than 3,000 Jars

    Last week The Washington Post published a report on the peanut butter recall that has made national headlines this month.  According to the article, fewer than 3,000 jars of the peanut butter that may have been contaminated made it to store shelves.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is monitoring the situation for possible cases of illness from the peanut butter, but so far none ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Peanuts: more genetically diverse than expected

    Virginia-type peanuts, the big ones sold in the shell or used in cocktail nut mixes, are more genetically variable than previously assumed, according to a new study from North Carolina State University. Before now, cultivated peanuts showed very little variability for molecular markers, leading some to conclude that there was virtually no genetic variation in the species. However, anyone who has ...

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