Peanuts en Harvest gallery: Harvest time is a gut check <div class="node-body gallery-body">Harvest is report card time, when the cows come home, the chickens come in to roost and the hay is made.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Corn Cotton Grain Sorghum Hay Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:52:00 +0000 101481 at <p>Harvest time is an opportunity to evaluate.</p> Extended rainy spell mostly good for Texas peanuts <div class="node-body article-body"> “I see a lot of potential in this peanut crop. The fields I’ve checked in the last few weeks looked good.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:16:00 +0000 101171 at <p>West Texas peanuts were mostly lapped when the extended rainy spell hit and washouts were not too bad except for some isolated areas.</p> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Cotton Hay Peanuts Vegetables Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 100481 at <p>Brilliant sunset from my back deck.</p> July offered opportunities for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanuts Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:38:00 +0000 100431 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Farm Press Blog Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:18:00 +0000 100371 at <p>Rickey and Karen Bearden, Plains, Texas.</p> Changing perceptions crucial for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:54:00 +0000 100331 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 100301 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanuts Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:58:00 +0000 100281 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanuts Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:55:00 +0000 100201 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:23:00 +0000 99971 at <p>Rickey Bearden, Plains, Texas, is the 2016 Southwest Region Peanut Efficiency Award winner.</p>