Florida Peanut Butter Challenge and 2022 Potato Summary

Florida Peanut Butter Challenge and 2022 Potato Summary

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Start “Giving Season” early this year by participating in UF/IFAS Extension’s 2023 Peanut Butter Challenge throughout October.

www.morningagclips.com reports the friendly competition among counties asks community members to bring a jar of peanut butter to their local Extension office or FAMU Cooperative Extension by Oct. 31st, after which the totals will be counted, and bragging rights awarded to the counties that collect the most.

The donations are given to local food pantries, backpack programs and other partners in the fight against food insecurity.


**The USDA released the 2022 Potatoes Summary that shows potato estimates for the 2022 season.

All potato production in 2022 totaled 399 million hundred-weight, down 3% from 2021.

Harvested area, at over 911,000 acres, was down 1%.

The value of all potatoes sold, at $4.8 billion, increased 23%, and the average price, at $12.90 per hundred-weight, was up $2.70 from 2021.

**While U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai visited a North Carolina Turkey Farm to celebrate market access to India, USDA reported increased turkey production.

The September USDA Turkey Raised report indicated a 4% increase from 2022.

Turkeys Raised in the U.S. in 2023 is forecasted at 219 million.

The top six states account for 68% of the turkeys produced in the U.S. in 2023.

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