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UGA crop geneticists awarded $935,000 to breed softer cotton and more resilient peanuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut … Continue reading

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KMC plans to build new repair parts warehouse

Kelley Manufacturing Co. recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new parts department building on June 21, 2018, in Tifton, Georgia. The new 40,800 square foot warehouse is estimated to cost $2.2 million and provide thirty plus construction jobs. The … Continue reading

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Change in the National Peanut Board Assessment Rate Published by USDA-AMS

A change in the regulation for the National Peanut Board assessment rate computation was published in the Federal Register June 14, 2018. The effective date for the new assessment rate is July 16, 2018, and will be applicable to the … Continue reading

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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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Last Chance for 2017 Census

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is … Continue reading

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Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day set for July 24

Major advancements have been made in peanut yields over the last decade, but growers must continue to seek ways to more economically and efficiently increase yields in order to remain competitive. To help with that goal, the University of Georgia … Continue reading

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FSA County Committee Nominations Launch June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, … Continue reading

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UGA Extension to host insect scouting schools in June

Two insect scouting schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in June, will introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers. One of the scouting schools will be held on Monday, … Continue reading

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Soil temperature is key to planting peanuts

Now is the peak time to plant peanuts in Georgia, according to Cristiane Pilon, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut physiologist. During a research trial on the UGA Tifton campus in 2017, Pilon planted peanuts at three different times: mid-April, … Continue reading

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Premium Peanut Expands to Include Oil Mill

Premium Peanut in Douglas, Georgia, hosted an open house for their new peanut oil mill on April 30, 2018. The facility is located adjacent to the already up and running shelling plant. This new operation has the capacity to produce … Continue reading

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