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Georgia Peanut Commission Increases Funding for Research Projects in 2019

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Research

Board approves $653,901 in research projects The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $653,901 in research project funding for the 2019-20 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 35 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. …

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Nominations Open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Tifton, Georgia. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission and BASF. The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship …


GPC Hurricane Michael Update: Impact on Georgia’s Peanut Industry

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Hurricane Michael devastated Georgia agriculture during the most inopportune time; harvest season for many agricultural commodities. One of those commodities included peanuts, where 50 percent of the crop had been harvested. The remaining 50 percent is yet to be harvested as crop conditions deteriorate and damaged peanut buying points struggle to regain power to dry and grade the peanuts. Many …

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Georgia Peanut Industry Dealing with Aftermath of Michael

Dan Georgia, Peanuts

While the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) is busy this week at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo, it is also working with those in the industry dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. GPC Executive Director Don Koehler spoke with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about the issues affecting the state’s peanut industry right now. Georgia Peanut Industry Dealing with Aftermath of Michael

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Georgia Peanut Commission to Promote Peanuts with Annual Event Oct. 15-19

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 15-19, 2018, to promote the 42nd 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 2018 theme, “Bank on Georgia Peanuts,” will …


UGA Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day is Wednesday

Dan Cotton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor the Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day Wednesday, September 5th, on the UGA Tifton campus and UGA research farms in Tift County. UGA Cotton and Peanut Team members will discuss various research projects. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says it is an event …