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UGA Insect Scouting Schools to be held in Tifton and Midville, Georgia

The annual University of Georgia Insect Scouting Schools are open to farmers, consultants and those interested in learning how to diagnose insect damage on high-value agricultural crops like cotton, peanuts and soybeans. The schools will be held at the UGA … Continue reading

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Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony today at the Supreme Court building.  The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary … Continue reading

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April 2017 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The April 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Peanut Leadership Academy meets for second session in Albany Boyd family named National Outstanding Young Farmers Peanut Disease Guidebook Peanut Insect Guidebook … Continue reading

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Georgia peanut farmers need to consider replanting options in timely manner

Georgia peanut farmers who plant a crop in mid-to-late April should make a decision on a second crop within two to four weeks of planting their initial crop. University of Georgia researcher and systems peanut agronomist Scott Tubbs helps farmers … Continue reading

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U.S. peanut industry donates 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank

The U.S. peanut industry donated more than 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 21, 2017. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro … Continue reading

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Georgia peanut crop expected to top 700,000 acres this year

Georgia’s peanut crop is expected to exceed 700,000 acres this year, which increases both hope for income improvement and fear of loss to disease, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist. “We typically grow in the … Continue reading

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McMillan testifies during U.S. House Ag Committee hearing on farm bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tim McMillan, farmer from Enigma, Georgia, testified today in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the next farm bill. In his testimony, McMillan says, … Continue reading

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Auburn, NPRL Release New Peanut Variety

Auburn University might be relatively new to the peanut breeding business, but its just-released runner peanut variety is already winning accolades for its high yields, resistance to disease and healthy traits. The new release—AU-NPL 17—is the product of a peanut … Continue reading

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March 2017 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The March 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: 2,4-D and Dicamba Dangers Peanut Weed Guidebook Florida Peanut Producers Association holds 42nd annual meeting Mississippi Peanut Growers holds annual meeting and … Continue reading

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Peanut industry provides relief in times of disaster

The U.S peanut industry united to donate more than 60,000 jars of peanut butter to victims of the recent  tornadoes that swept across the Southeast. Peanut butter has seven grams of  protein per serving, is shelf stable, requires no refrigeration … Continue reading

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