southern peanut growers

Peanut Producers Attend Annual Conference

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The 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference was held this past weekend in Miramar Beach, Florida. Some of 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 Georgia Peanut Commission. AgWired’s Cindy Zimmerman talked with each of them. Alabama-Caleb Bristow Florida-Ken Barton Georgia-Don Koehler

Georgia Peanut Commission

Georgia Peanut Commission Referendum Passes by 94 Percent – Highest Ever

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) 2018 referendum was held March 16-April 16 and received reaffirmation with a vote of 94.02 percent, the highest the commission has received in its nearly 57-year existence. Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Tifton, Georgia, and GPC chairman, is proud to know his fellow peanut farmers have confidence in the commission and its activities. “I am …

Georgia Peanut Commission

Georgia Peanut Commission Increases Funding for Research Projects in 2018

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Research

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $581,896 in research project funding for the 2018-19 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 34 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia and USDA Agricultural Research Service. “As a peanut grower, I’m proud to invest in the …

Georgia Peanut Commission

Georgia Peanut Commission Holds Referendum March 16-April 16

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) will hold a referendum March 16 through April 16 giving peanut producers an opportunity to vote on reaffirming the commission. State law mandates that a referendum be held every three years. Georgia peanut producers invest $2 per ton to fund the commission and its research, education, promotion and communication programs. The last referendum in 2015 …

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Georgia PB&J Day set for Monday at State Capitol

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 The Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2018 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, and donating 10,080 jars of peanut butter to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The event …

Georgia Peanut Commission

Georgia Peanut Commission seeks National Peanut Board Nominees

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. GPC will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the commission headquarters in Tifton, Georgia. All eligible peanut producers …