GCC, GPC Invite Farmers to Annual Field Day

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC)

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) invite producers to the Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Tifton, Georgia. University of Georgia (UGA) cotton and peanut team members, who specialize in agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, fertility and breeding will provide growers timely information pertinent to two of the …

Disease Management Vital for Peanut Producers

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC)

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension caution producers about disease management with harvest season approaching. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension plant pathologist, discusses white mold and leaf spot, which could be problematic with increased rainfall in certain areas of the state. “This change in weather we’ve had, it’s almost like a light switch in …

Farm Bill Hot Topic at Annual Peanut Meeting

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By Clint Thompson A collection of Southeast peanut farmers and industry leaders at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference last weekend allowed for in-depth talks and discussion centered around topics pertinent to the industry’s future. The Farm Bill was especially emphasized. Ken Barton, executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers Association, discussed the importance of growers attending these events and providing …

Georgia Peanut Farmers Donate Peanut Butter to DC Central Kitchen

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The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) is celebrating National Peanut Month by donating 10,080 jars of peanut butter through Peanut Proud, the peanut industry’s humanitarian relief organization. Georgia-based truckload carrier, SouthernAG Carriers, graciously donated its truck carrier service to deliver the peanut butter. “As a farmer, we are proud to begin this partnership with DC Central Kitchen by donating peanut butter …

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Georgia Peanut Commission to Promote Peanuts with Annual Event Oct. 14-18

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

TIFTON, GA (GPC-Oct. 8, 2019) — The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 14-18, 2019 to promote the 43rd 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 2019 …

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More Peanut Research Funding in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Peanuts, Research

Last month, the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors met and approved research funding for the 2019-20 budget year. The budget increased to $653,901, as the board approved 35 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The research programs primarily focus on peanut breeding, conservation methods, …

Celebrate March – National Peanut Month

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. March is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods! The Georgia peanut industry kicked off the celebration by hosting the 2019 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. …

Nomination Meetings Scheduled to Fill Posts on Georgia Peanut Commission

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Peanut producers to vote on posts in GPC Districts 2, 4 and 5 Nomination meetings to fill three positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) Board of Directors will be held Dec. 10 in Ocilla, Vienna and Americus. The Georgia Farm Bureau Federation will conduct the meetings during which peanut producers will nominate peers to represent the Peanut Commission’s Districts …

Georgia Peanut Farm Show Thursday, Jan. 18

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operations with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peanut farmers and those involved in the peanut industry will be able to learn more about the …