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‘Peanuts: Big Crop and Big Changes’ March 6 Webinar Topic
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics
The latest webinar in the Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series will be on March 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. CST.  Dr. Nathan Smith with Clemson University Extension will lend some insight into the changing peanut industry.

The farm program rules will differ in 2018 with no more generic base and the addition of seed cotton as a covered commodity. What are the implications of these changes and the record 2017 peanut crop for producers and the peanut industry?
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Presenter bio:
Dr. Nathan Smith is an Extension Professor and Economist with Clemson University. He is located at the Sandhills Research and Education Center in Columbia, Dr. Smith’s major responsibilities are in crop production economics, marketing and policy. He also works with South Carolina growers and stakeholders on value-added prospects and ventures. Dr. Smith is the Extension Agribusiness Program Team Leader for Clemson University, coordinating Extension efforts in agribusiness and leading a team of Extension agents and specialists.

Dr. Smith was an Associate Professor and Extension Economist with the University of Georgia prior to joining Clemson University. He was located on the Tifton Campus where his major responsibilities were production economics, marketing and policy for peanuts, feed grains, and soybeans. Dr. Smith was Extension Marketing Specialist for row crops at the University of Arkansas for three years prior to joining the University of Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University, Master of Science degree from Auburn University and PhD from the University of Kentucky, all in agricultural economics.


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