Farm bill deadlines are rarely met, but farmers and their representative associations need to set priorities and prepare to fight for what they need, says Oklahoma State University Extension economist Larry Sanders.
The peanut market "can change so fast," says Dr. Marshall Lamb, National Peanut Research Laboratory. He suggests growers "go across crop years" with their marketing programs in order to even out wide price swings.
What a difference a year has made for U.S. peanuts, says Dr. Marshall Lamb."We’ve gone from a projected oversupply to a tight supply. We’re now at a very reasonable carryout level. This is where peanut farmers need to be.”