Peanuts http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en 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> Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 21-23 http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/southern-peanut-growers-conference-july-21-23-0 <div class="node-body article-body">The 18th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be July 21-23 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at Miramar Beach, Florida. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/southern-peanut-growers-conference-july-21-23-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/southern-peanut-growers-conference-july-21-23-0#comments Peanuts Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:31:00 +0000 99911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Some Texas farmers reporting crop damage after storms, others say 'wait and see' http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife Extension teams who have been surveying weather damages across Texas including hard hit areas in the southeast part of the state say there have been reports of corn crops submerged by flood waters, but grain sorghum seemed to fair slightly better.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Peanuts Water Shortage Wheat Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:52:00 +0000 99391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. peanuts reach 80 percent planted http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanuts-reach-80-percent-planted <div class="node-body article-body">Southwest peanut weather issues—rain, severe thunderstorm and high temperatures (into the 90s) in Oklahoma, and some significant hail damage in the Southern High Plains in Texas.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanuts-reach-80-percent-planted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanuts-reach-80-percent-planted#comments Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:32:00 +0000 99221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Peanut planting tops 80 percent across peanut belt.</p> Farm groups want extension of USDA's program eligibility deadline http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-program-eligibility-deadline <div class="field-deck"> New rules came after start of planting season </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 70 farm groups sign letter asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to extend the deadline for receiving approval for restructuring from county and state FSA committees.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-program-eligibility-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/farm-groups-want-extension-usdas-program-eligibility-deadline#comments Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Fri, 27 May 2016 12:59:00 +0000 99121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>National Cotton Council President and CEO Gary Adams, left, visits with John Lindamood&nbsp;at the American Cotton Producers spring meeting.</p> Planting season well underway for High Plains crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/planting-season-well-underway-high-plains-crops <div class="node-body gallery-body">High Plains farmers busy with planting season.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/planting-season-well-underway-high-plains-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/planting-season-well-underway-high-plains-crops#comments Peanuts Cotton Grains Peanuts Tue, 24 May 2016 22:11:00 +0000 99081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Planting season is well underway in the Texas High Plains.</p>