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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 is busy this week at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo, they are also working with those in the industry dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. GPC Executive Director, Don Koehler, talked 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 …

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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 …

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UGA Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for Sept. 5

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Georgia Conference Center (15 RDC Rd., Tifton, Georgia) before relocating to the RDC Pivot and Ponder …

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Applications Being Accepted for Peanut Leadership Academy Class XI

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

Applications are now being accepted for Class XI of the Peanut Leadership Academy. To be eligible for participation, candidates must derive their primary livelihood from farming and currently produce peanuts, make a commitment to the program and agree to attend all sessions except in times of illness or a family emergency, be between the ages of 22 and 45 and …

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Peanut Producers Attend Annual Conference

Dan Peanuts

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