Category Archives: Georgia News

Southern Peanut Farmers Federation launches ‘Peanut Program Works’ website and video

DOTHAN, Ala. – The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today launched a campaign website, www.PeanutProgramWorks.com, and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill and highlight its importance to farmers, their families … Continue reading

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauds U.S. House Ag Committee Listening Session

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee who held a listening session today about the 2018 Farm Bill. “I’m pleased Chairman Conaway was in … Continue reading

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May/June 2017 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The May/June 2017 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issues features: Farming the Delta Irrigation Guidebook Sunbelt Expo Field Day Check off reports from the state grower organizations Washington Update Southern Peanut Growers … Continue reading

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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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