Marketing loan: Area seminars set for peanut producers

Peanut growers are urged to attend upcoming seminars designed to answer questions about growing and marketing peanuts under a marketing loan type program expected in the new federal farm bill.

Sponsored by the Texas Peanut Producers Board, the seminars will be April 22-25. They will highlight how the new program, which will feature a target price and loan guarantee, will differ from the peanut quota marketing program that has been in place for years.

Meetings are set for:

Pleasanton — 2 p.m., April 22, St. Andrews Catholic Church.

Mason — 7 p.m., April 22, Mason City Library.

De Leon — 2 p.m., April 23, De Leon City Hall.

Wellington — 2 p.m. April 24, Wellington Activity Center.

Brownfield — 2 p.m. April 25, American Legion Hall.

Seminole — 7 p.m. April 25, Gaines County Civic Building.

The seminars will be presented by Dr. Marshall Lamb, agricultural economist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service National Peanut Lab in Dawson, Ga. He will be assisted by Dr. Ken Stokes, director of the Southern Region Risk Management Education Center, Texas Cooperative Extension in Stephenville.

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