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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Southern Peanut Growers Celebrating 20 Years

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The 2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference is celebrating 20 years this week, with their annual conference kicking off today (July 19, 2018) and running through Saturday (July 21st, 2018) at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. The three-day event brings together peanut farmers and industry partners from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi to discuss peanut production, legislative issues, …