“It makes me realize that we all have a lot of the same issues: water, water quality, water quantity, cropping systems, how to do it better, how to do it more efficiently,” says Kauffman.
In this Q&A, Bob Parker, National Peanut Board president, talks about why the board wanted peanut milk on the market and what it takes to bring a new product like it from the idea stage to retail store shelves.
“Outstanding yields, probably the best crop on record in this part of the world, if I was guessing,” says Newhouse.
Woodward said good moisture and mild weather in August and September created ideal soil conditions for the crop.
Rule implements a recommendation from the Peanut Standards Board to raise the grading score used to classify farmer stock peanuts as Segregation 2 from 2.49 percent to 3.49 percent.
Nationally, there is enough warehouse space certified by the Commodity Credit Corporation to hold about 3.77 million tons of peanuts. If expected 2017 production is fully realized it will be about 120,000 tons more than current warehouse capacity.
Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas state climatologist, says cooler waters in the tropical Pacific are building conditions for La Niña weather conditions to emerge by late November or December. La Niña conditions typically mean rain storms are pushed...
"When we have different crops that fill different functional niches, we find diverse planting can produce more and [at the same time] decrease input costs."
Fall meeting offerings include rotation and cover crops, water rights and eminent domain, livestock trade and production, rice outlook and trade show, and a look at farm policy.
Cotton and peanut producers looking to employ the latest research-based best management practices and most up-to-date products should plan to attend the Sept. 21 Oklahoma State University Caddo Research Station Peanut and Cotton Field Tour in Ft...