Category Archives: Georgia News

May/June 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The May/June 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Reaching consumers through influencers Irrigation Guidebook Growing the export market Take another look at PGR for runners Check off reports from the … Continue reading

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April 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The April 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Adjusting planter equipment National Peanut Board launches PeanutVision.org Peanut Disease & Insect Guidebook Florida Peanut Producers Association hosts 43rd annual membership meeting … Continue reading

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National Peanut Board Launches PeanutVision.org to Leverage Key Issues

USA-grown peanuts are perfectly positioned as the food of now and the food of the future. To help the peanut industry tell this story, the National Peanut Board has launched a new online resource: The Peanut Vision at peanutvision.org. This … Continue reading

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U.S. farmers expected to plant less peanuts in 2018

Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 1.5 million acres of peanuts in 2018, down 18   percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released recently by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). … Continue reading

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USDA-NRCS in Georgia and Flint River District announce climate resiliency project sign up

State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Marty McLendon, chairman of the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently announced that a sign up for the Climate … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Commission increases funding for research projects in 2018

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $581,896 in research    project funding for the 2018-19 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 34 project proposals submitted … Continue reading

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March 2018 Southeastern Peanut Farmer

The March 2018 issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer is now available online. Click here! This issue features: Peanut acreage on the rise in North Alabama Peanut Weed Guidebook Mississippi Peanut Growers holds annual meeting and trade show Georgia Peanut … Continue reading

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Budget Agreement Eliminates Generic Base

Congress cleared a budget agreement and disaster-aid package that has a significant impact on farmers for the 2018 crop year. The budget agreement passed the House by a vote of 240 to 186 and passed the Senate by a vote … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Commission holds Research Report Day

The Georgia Peanut Commission held the annual Research Report Day, Feb. 7, 2018, at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), located on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus. The event provided growers and industry representatives an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Morris elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission

Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Tifton, Georgia, was elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission during the monthly board meeting in February. “I look forward to serving Georgia’s peanut growers as chairman in 2018. It is a pleasure to serve … Continue reading

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