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Georgia Peanut Commission to Promote Peanuts with Annual Event Oct. 14-18

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

TIFTON, GA (GPC-Oct. 8, 2019) — The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 14-18, 2019 to promote the 43rd annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s 4,500 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies. The 2019 …

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More Peanut Research Funding in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Peanuts, Research

Last month, the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors met and approved research funding for the 2019-20 budget year. The budget increased to $653,901, as the board approved 35 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The research programs primarily focus on peanut breeding, conservation methods, …

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Celebrate March – National Peanut Month

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia peanut industry joins together to celebrate National Peanut Month in March and donate peanut butter to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. March is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods! The Georgia peanut industry kicked off the celebration by hosting the 2019 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. …

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Nomination Meetings Scheduled to Fill Posts on Georgia Peanut Commission

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Peanut producers to vote on posts in GPC Districts 2, 4 and 5 Nomination meetings to fill three positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) Board of Directors will be held Dec. 10 in Ocilla, Vienna and Americus. The Georgia Farm Bureau Federation will conduct the meetings during which peanut producers will nominate peers to represent the Peanut Commission’s Districts …

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Georgia Peanut Farm Show Thursday, Jan. 18

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operations with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peanut farmers and those involved in the peanut industry will be able to learn more about the …

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Peanut Industry Hosts Reception for Congressional Peanut Caucus Members

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

Congresswoman Roby and Congressman Bishop co-chair Peanut Caucus The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, American Peanut Shellers Association and National Peanut Buying Points Association joined together to recognize members of the Congressional Peanut Caucus at a reception Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C. United States Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Alabama, and Congressman Sanford Bishop, D-Georgia, serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Peanut …

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Southeast Peanut Growers Meet

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

The theme for last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference was “Navigating the Marketplace”, and farmers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi met on Florida’s Emerald Coast to learn and network. Those attending included Caleb Bristow, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association; Ken Barton, executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers Association; and Don Koehler, executive director of the …

Morris elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Georgia, was elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission during the monthly board meeting in February. This is Morris’ sixteenth term as chairman of the commission. He has also served as chairman of the board previously in 1996 and 1997, 2003 and every year since 2005. “I look forward to serving Georgia’s peanut growers …