News


News

Rogers Testifies to U.S. Senate Ag Committee that Peanut Provisions in Farm Bill Work

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Meredith McNair Rogers, a more than 20-year veteran farmer from Camilla, Georgia, testified today before the Senate Agriculture Committee that the peanut provisions included in the 2014 Farm Bill and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program work for farmers and consumers – and must be preserved in the next farm bill.
Click here for more information.


Georgia Peanut Bank Week

TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 16-20, 2017, to promote the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s 3,400 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies.
Click here for more information.


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 and communities. The website, through a series of farmer profiles, an informational video and fact points, demonstrates how so many peanut farmers rely on the stability brought to their market through the PLC program, which is known as the Peanut Program, and why it must be retained in the upcoming Farm Bill.
Click here for more information.


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

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – 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.
Click here for more information.


Georgia Peanut Commission increases funding for research projects in 2017

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $523,496 in research project funding for the 2017-18 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 32 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia and USDA Agricultural Research Service.
Click here for more information.


2016 GPC Research Reports

    ▶  Click here to view the reports.


Join our email list

Email:  

Weather

GPC Programs

2017 UGA Peanut Update

The University of Georgia Peanut Team produces a Peanut Update every year for growers. The update provides information for the 2017 production season focusing on climate summary for 2016 and outlook for 2017, peanut cultivar options, peanut breeding, peanut rotations update, weed control, insect management, irrigation update, disease update and Peanut Rx. The publication is made possible through funding from the Georgia Peanut Commission. View the update . . .

GPC Reseach Reports

The Georgia Peanut Commission awarded $423,036 to peanut research facilities in the state during the 2016-17 Fiscal Year. This effort funded 30 research projects from the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. View the reports.