GPC Promoting Peanuts Through NASCAR

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By Will Jordan It is time to start your engine and put the pedal to the floor as the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) gears up for NASCAR this weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega County, Alabama. Through Front Row Motorsports, the Georgia Peanut Commission invests advertising dollars to promote Georgia peanuts to NASCAR fans around the world. A car …

Georgia Peanut Tour Visits Southwest Georgia

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By Will Jordan The Georgia Peanut Tour, coordinated by the Georgia Peanut Commission, University of Georgia Extension peanut team and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, focused on Southwest Georgia during its visit through Southwest Georgia on Sept. 12-14. Participants came from many states and foreign countries to familiarize themselves with peanut production. During one stop on the tour, …

Georgia Peanuts Reap Benefits from Hurricane Idalia

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by Will Jordan The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Cotton Commission held their joint Cotton-Peanut Field Day in Tifton last week focusing on current research and late-season trends across both crops. To discuss the Georgia peanut crop’s current stage and potential impacts of Hurricane Idalia, Southeast AgNet visited with Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension Peanut Agronomist.

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National Peanut Board Resolution Honors Farmer Armond Morris

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(ATLANTA/Feb. 25, 2022) — During the February meeting of the National Peanut Board (NPB), the Board voted unanimously to approve a resolution honoring Georgia peanut farmer and industry advocate Armond Morris upon his retirement from the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC). The resolution acknowledged that Morris has spent over 50 years managing a successful peanut farm; devoted substantial time and efforts …


Georgia Peanut Commission Holds Research Report Day

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The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) held their annual Research Report Day Wednesday at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), on the University of Georgia Tifton campus in Tifton, Georgia. According to a story from Tyron Spearman, the event provided growers and industry representatives with the latest information available on peanut research projects funded by GPC.


GPC Provides Comments at Roundtable Regarding Transportation and Supply Chain Issues

Dan Economy, Georgia, Infrastructure, Peanuts

(TIFTON, Ga./Dec. 17, 2021) — Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) executive director Don Koehler participated in a roundtable discussion on Friday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Port Envoy John Porcari and the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, Georgia. Koehler provided comments regarding infrastructure issues, rising costs of inputs and the need for education regarding career opportunities in the trucking …

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Promoting Peanut Shows Coming Next Year

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

While working up your 2022 calendar of events, we have a couple of dates to add to it. There will be two big peanut shows coming up after the first of the year. The first one will take place in January, as the Georgia Peanut Commission has announced the 45th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference will be Jan. 19-20, 2022 at …


Georgia Peanut Commission approved by 94%

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TIFTON, Ga. (April 23, 2021) – The Georgia Peanut Commission’s referendum received reaffirmation with a vote of 94.43 percent. It is the highest the commission has received in its nearly 60-year existence. “I am thankful our board and staff have been able to work in the areas of research, promotion and education of peanuts, as well as support efforts in …