Peanuts http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Summer photos depict leisure, work and scenic memories http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/summer-photos-depict-leisure-work-and-scenic-memories <div class="node-body gallery-body">This has been a busy summer, including a move, knee surgery, a 10-day 11-state road trip vacation, Little League baseball games, and my usual farm visits, summer meetings, and, for the first time in several years, a small backyard garden.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/summer-photos-depict-leisure-work-and-scenic-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/summer-photos-depict-leisure-work-and-scenic-memories#comments Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Cotton Hay Peanuts Vegetables Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 100481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Brilliant sunset from my back deck.</p> July offered opportunities for peanut information gathering http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/july-offered-opportunities-peanut-information-gathering <div class="node-body article-body">The article and gallery on Rickey Bearden, the 2016 Southwest Peanut Efficiency Award winner, offers some insight into production efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/july-offered-opportunities-peanut-information-gathering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/july-offered-opportunities-peanut-information-gathering#comments Peanuts Peanuts Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:38:00 +0000 100431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Peanuts have been planted and are progressing toward harvest across the U.S. peanut belt.</p> PEA winners wound up where they ought to be http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pea-winners-wound-where-they-ought-be <div class="node-body blog-body">Neither could imagine doing anything else; neither could consider a career that didn’t involve long hours, hard work, and watching things emerge from seed and grow into food or fiber.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pea-winners-wound-where-they-ought-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/pea-winners-wound-where-they-ought-be#comments Peanuts Farm Press Blog Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:18:00 +0000 100371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rickey and Karen Bearden, Plains, Texas.</p> Changing perceptions crucial for agricultural markets http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/changing-perceptions-crucial-agricultural-markets <div class="node-body article-body">“As Julie Borlaug, the granddaughter of the late Norman Borlaug, has been quoted as saying, ‘We have produced a fact-resistant strain of humans.’”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/changing-perceptions-crucial-agricultural-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/changing-perceptions-crucial-agricultural-markets#comments Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:54:00 +0000 100331 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Ryan Lepicier, left, senior vice president of marketing and communications at the National Peanut Board, discusses keys to survival in the marketplace with Mickey Kaiser, an Elberta, Ala. peanut farmer during the 18<sup>th</sup> annual meeting of the Southern Peanut Growers.</p> Timing, technology, flexibility crucial for Peanut Efficiency Award winners http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/timing-technology-flexibility-crucial-peanut-efficiency-award-winners <div class="node-body article-body">Making target yield goals for peanuts doesn’t come in a one-size-fits-all package, as some of the best producers in the business will tell you.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/timing-technology-flexibility-crucial-peanut-efficiency-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/timing-technology-flexibility-crucial-peanut-efficiency-award-winners#comments Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 100301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rickey Bearden, center, 2016&nbsp; Peanut efficiency Award winner for the Southwest, is shown with awards consultant Marshall Lamb, left, research leader at the USDA National Peanut Laboratory, and Ron Smith, editor of Southwest Farm Press.</p> Peanut producers hear messages for survival http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-producers-hear-messages-survival <div class="node-body gallery-body">PEA winners included Rickey Bearden, Yoakum County, Texas; Matt and Tonya Bryan, Baker County, Georgia; and Mike, Cindy and Brandon Belch, Northampton County, N.C.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-producers-hear-messages-survival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-producers-hear-messages-survival#comments Peanuts Peanuts Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:58:00 +0000 100281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Kynlee Martin, 4, Plains, Texas, is the granddaughter of&nbsp;Rickey and Karen Bearden, 2016 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award winners for the Southwest region.</p> Mars pledges to use only high oleic peanuts by 2017 http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/mars-pledges-use-only-high-oleic-peanuts-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">High oleic peanuts, she explains, are much less likely to break down and go rancid.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/mars-pledges-use-only-high-oleic-peanuts-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/mars-pledges-use-only-high-oleic-peanuts-2017#comments Peanuts Peanuts Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:55:00 +0000 100201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Anne-Marie DeLorenzo, Mars strategic sourcing manager, nuts, left, and Alissa Marturano, who advises on&nbsp;millennial matters, discussed new marketing strategies at the recent Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Destin, Fla.</p> Efficient water use is crucial for Southwest winner Rickey Bearden http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/efficient-water-use-crucial-southwest-winner-rickey-bearden <div class="node-body article-body">Water is the most critical aspect of growing peanuts in Yoakum County, Texas, says Rickey Bearden.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/efficient-water-use-crucial-southwest-winner-rickey-bearden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/efficient-water-use-crucial-southwest-winner-rickey-bearden#comments Peanuts Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:23:00 +0000 99971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rickey Bearden, Plains, Texas, is the 2016 Southwest Region Peanut Efficiency Award winner.</p> Farm loans still relatively cheap, but repayment more challenging http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging <div class="node-body article-body">“Many farmers who are in precarious financial situations may face forced sales, and a depressed equipment market certainly won’t improve matters.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:54:00 +0000 100001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Lenders across Mississippi reported that, on average, 61 percent of farmers had less than one year&rsquo;s operating capital available to meet financial obligations, while 39 percent had one to two years&rsquo; operating capital available.</strong></em></p> Getty Images/Chung Sung Jun Water is most critical factor for West Texas peanuts http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/water-most-critical-factor-west-texas-peanuts <div class="node-body gallery-body">“The most important thing we have to remember is to not plant more than we have water to make,” says Southwest Region Peanut Efficiency Award winner Rickey Bearden.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/water-most-critical-factor-west-texas-peanuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/water-most-critical-factor-west-texas-peanuts#comments Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:08:00 +0000 99921 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rickey Berden, Plains, Texas</p>