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12/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards. Despite less-than-ideal growing conditions in the lower Southeast this past year, peanut yields were generally good throughout the U.S. Peanut Belt, pushing 3,900 pounds per acre. Read more on the nominations from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Read about advantages and disadvantages of the concept from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi producers had another successful year of peanut production, but the honeymoon phase for this crop is probably over. Read more on expectations for increases in disease pressure from this AgFax.com article.

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
A University of Georgia plant pathologist is advocating nighttime and early morning fungicide application as an option to combat white mold disease, a perennially devastating disease for Georgia peanut farmers. Read more on this advice from this AgFax.com article.

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12/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
The lesser corn stalk borer, an insect University of Georgia Extension entomologists call the most devastating pest facing Georgia peanut farmers, produced scary results in the state's dryland crop this year. A repeat performance in 2015 could loom if another drought persists. Read more on the pest from this AgFax.com article.

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12/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
Olam International, a global agribusiness operation, announced Dec. 4 that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100 percent interest in Georgia-based peanut sheller McCleskey Mills at an enterprise value of $176 million.

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12/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. peanut market continues to wrestle against large production numbers from 2012, as producers wrap up harvesting this year's crop, says John Michael Riley, Mississippi State University Extension economist. Read more on production from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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11/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on October 31, 2014 totaled 4.00 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 3.78 billion pounds a year ago. Read more on stocks and utilization from this AgFax.com article.

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11/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Net farm income is forecast to be $96.9 billion in 2014, down 21.1 percent from 2013's estimate of $122.8 billion. Read more on income and expense projections from this AgFax.com article.

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11/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
The conversation is settling down to what increments of production cost can be reduced in order to remain profitable. Read more on this conversation from this AgFax.com article.

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