Dr. Stanley Fletcher encouraged peanut producers to get involved in the upcoming farm bill process if they want to see a strong safety net for peanuts continue. He also recommended some innovative thinking when it comes to expanding markets for the product.
“You need to think outside the box and create new demand because basic productivity exceeds the traditional demand growth,” said Fletcher, who is with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation.
He pointed to trendline yields that continue to grow, while peanut demand for food use and exports remains largely flat.
You can learn more in our interview: Remarks by Dr. Stanley Fletcher” (26:38)