Syngenta Brings Color to SPGC

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Syngenta appreciates the Southern Peanut Growers Conference each year as an opportunity to visit with growers. “The Southern Peanut Growers Conference is always well attended, and it’s always a great chance to see farmers and a lot of producers that you know and visit with them about the latest technology, find out what they’re doing, find out what’s working, what’s … Read More

Vantage Southeast Continues Blog Sponsorship

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Vantage Southeast continues to support the Southern Peanut Growers Conference year after year. “We’ve always been firmly planted with the peanut growers. We started out with guidance just because of being able to plant and dig your peanuts correctly. We’re very focused on precision, just making sure that we can line back up and not tear fruit off the vine,” … Read More

FMC Brings Together Peanuts and Pirates

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FMC once again stepped up to hoist the Jolly Roger and treat the Southern Peanut Growers crew mates to a pirate party. Those enjoying the pirate cruise included Blaire Colvin, technical service manager for FMC‘s southeast region. Colvin said FMC offers a strong portfolio for peanuts, including a new insecticide, herbicide and fungicide currently available. She said the conference is … Read More

Getting Ready for the Next Farm Bill

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During the third general session, which focused on the state of U.S peanut policy, Dr. Stanley Fletcher with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation shared his thoughts on the upcoming Farm Bill process and important considerations for peanut growers. Fletcher said determining the cost of production is key. He also described a few “elephants in … Read More

Corteva Carries the Banner for Peanuts

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Corteva Territory Manager Tony Brunson appreciates the relaxed atmosphere at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and the opportunity it presents for him and his company to connect with growers. He describes Corteva’s investment as a reimbursement in what they’re doing for farmers when it comes to research and development, with lots of products aimed specifically at peanut growers. Tony Brunson, … Read More

Redding Firm Policy Update

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The third general session at the 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference featured several speakers, including Bob Redding of The Redding Firm in Washington, D.C. Redding spoke on topics like the next Farm Bill, nutrition programs and USDA challenges, climate infrastructure, guest worker programs, and unfilled positions important to agriculture at the state and federal level.

BASF Continues Major Support for Peanut Growers

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BASF Sales Representative William Reed continues to support the Southern Peanut Growers Conference as he finds it to be a valuable opportunity for growers to get together and talk about what’s happening on farms through the current growing season. Reed said wet conditions have been challenging peanut growers in southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, and does not remember another … Read More

Vision for Automation in the Future

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The second general session of the 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference provided a Vision for Farm Automation in the Future. Three panelists spoke on that topic, including Chad Carney with Blue River Technology/John Deere. Carney said while innovation in agriculture used to be about getting bigger, faster, and stronger, the industry has seen a shift in last 20 years towards … Read More

HogEye is Your Feral Pig Solution

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Feral hog damage costs $1.5 billion annually in the U.S. and farmers in the southeast know only too well the havoc these wild animals can cause on the land. HogEye Cameras has a solution and they were happy to be part of the Southern Peanut Farmers Conference to spread the news. Jack Robertson says their company specializes in camera systems … Read More

Future of Peanut Value and Grading

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The first general session of the 2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference was focused on the future, specifically the future of peanut value and grading. Three industry experts shared their thoughts and entertained questions on that important topic. T.E. Moye joined the Georgia Federal State Inspection Service as President and CFO in 2011. As a farmer, he was the recipient of … Read More