An Undetectable Problem: How the peanut burrower bug is concerning producers

The peanut burrower bug is creating a difficult problem for producers. From above ground, an infestation of the pest is invisible. The damage done by the bug can only be detected after peanuts are harvested and sent for processing, which results in an unexpected revenue loss.

In the U.S., the only effective pesticide to kill it was banned for use on food products by the EPA last year. Researchers at the University of Georgia are currently working to find another control method.


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Livestock showmen are an important aspect of the pork industry and, of course, should be celebrated on National Pig Day!
The drought along the Mississippi River is over, for now, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
The European Agriculture Commissioner is proposing a policy shift as farmers continue to protest, suggesting an EU-wide change on rules that limit ag production, saying the current laws raise food security risks.
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says we are heading into spring rather quickly and ahead of schedule, which could have negative implications for small grains and blooming fruit crops.