The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peanuts was established in 1961 under the Commodities Promotion Act. The Commission conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. Funding is derived from a $2 per ton assessment on all producers. Governing the Commission is a five man elected board of peanut farmers. It is best known in the State House by its little red bags of Georgia Peanuts. Peanuts are a $2.0 billion industry in Georgia
- Did you know
- Georgia produced 46% of the United States’ peanuts in 2013 - 965,000 tons.
Georgia farmers planted more than 429,000 acres, yielding 4,495 pounds per acre.
About 70 counties in Georgia produced 1.7 million tons of peanuts in 2012.
Georgia has approximately 3,500 peanut farmers.
Georgia peanuts accounted for more than 20% of the state's agricultural income.
The peanut industry contributes more than 50,000 jobs in Georgia.