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Georgia Peanut Tour Early Registration Deadline Approaching!

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Early bird registration ends this Friday, August 11. Rates increase by $15 on August 12. Please register by this Friday to receive your Georgia Peanut Tour shirt at registration! DATE: September 19-21, 2017   LOCATION: Albany, Ga. and surrounding area Host hotel: Merry Acres Inn The 31st annual Georgia Peanut Tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand …

GA Tech President Learns about Peanut Industry

Dan Georgia, Peanuts

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and his wife Val Peterson stopped by the Georgia Peanut Commission office this week as a part of their South Georgia tour to visit Georgia Tech alumni, Regents, business leaders, lawmakers and other friends of the Institute. The Georgia Peanut Commission has funded research with Georgia Tech since 2015 in the Agricultural Technology Research …

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Georgia Peanut Commission hosting 2018 calendar photo contest

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission is hosting a photo contest June 7-Oct. 1, 2017, to fill the pages of the 2018 Georgia Peanut Calendar, “Photos from the Field.” Photos will also be selected to be used in various promotional projects by GPC throughout the year. Peanut farmers from across Georgia are encouraged to submit their best high-resolution photo of peanut production …


Cotton and Peanut Planting Progressing Well

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

According to the latest numbers from USDA, cotton and peanut planting continues to progress well in most areas. Brad Rippey, a USDA meteorologist, has a look at planting progress and crop development.   In Alabama, 84% of the cotton crop has been planted which compares to 77% this time last year, while the 5-year average is 81%. In Alabama, 73% …

Morris elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Georgia, was elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission during the monthly board meeting in February. This is Morris’ sixteenth term as chairman of the commission. He has also served as chairman of the board previously in 1996 and 1997, 2003 and every year since 2005. “I look forward to serving Georgia’s peanut growers …