Growers Info

UGA Extension Peanut Insect Survey
The University of Georgia Extension Entomology Program is conducting a survey of peanut growers regarding pest problems in Georgia. The answers provided by Georgia growers will help the UGA Peanut Entomology Program improve the management of important pests like burrower bug and lesser cornstalk borer. Every peanut grower who responds can enter to win a Stihl MS291 chainsaw.
Click here to complete the survey.
USDA provides one-time extension of deadline to update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC programs
Today Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015.
View the press release
Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day held on February 11
The Georgia Peanut Commission held the annual Research Report Day, Feb. 11, 2015, 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 hear the latest reports and newest information available on peanut research projects funded by GPC in 2014.
View the 2014 Research Reports
2015 University of Georgia Peanut Update
The University of Georgia Peanut Team produces a Peanut Update every year for growers. The update provides information for the 2015 production season focusing on marketing, replant decisions, peanut breeding, insect management, disease update, Peanut Rx and weed control. The publication is made possible through funding from the Georgia Peanut Commission.
Download the 2015 Peanut Update.
National Center for Peanut Competitiveness releases "Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator"
At the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City, Florida, the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness (NCPC) officially launched the “Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator.” The annual conference brings growers from across the Southeast for three days of educational sessions focusing on production, research, marketing, industry issues and legislative issues.
View the press release
Calculator Instructions
Download the Preliminary Base Acreage and Payment Yields Decision Calculator
Farm Bill Update
USDA has launched a 2014 Farm Bill website that provides updates on the implementation progress. The new Farm Bill will allow USDA to continue record accomplishments on behalf of the American people, while providing new opportunity and creating jobs across rural America. It will enable USDA to further expand markets for agricultural products at home and abroad, strengthen conservation efforts, create new opportunities for local and regional food systems and grow the biobased economy. It will provide a dependable safety net for America's farmers, ranchers and growers. It will maintain important agricultural research, and ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all Americans.
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Rotation Analysis
Marshall Lamb, research director of the National Peanut Research Laboratory, created this presentation, "Rotation Analysis in 2014 and beyond."
Download the presentation.
2014 Farm Bill Information
- The Senate has approved the conference report on H.R. 2642, the farm bill, with a vote of 68-32. The bill will go to the President for signature later this week. read more . . .

- The National Center for Peanut Competitiveness released a chart comparing the 2013 U.S. House Farm Bill, 2013 U.S. Senate Farm Bill, and 2014 Conference Farm Bill. View the chart.

- The National Center for Peanut Competitiveness has been working to provide peanut growers with information pertaining to how the 2014 Farm Bill effects the peanut industry. NCPC released an outline of the base portion of the Farm Bill. Download info.

- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 251 to 166 on Jan. 29, 2014. The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation supported the 2014 Farm Bill. read more . . .
Georgia Peanut Commission 2013 Fall Activity Report
The Georgia Peanut Commission has been working on the farmer's behalf this fall promoting peanuts through a variety of events. View the full report by watching this presentation below. Select the left and right arrows to go forward and back in the presentation.
Georgia Peanut Crop Progress Report
Crop progress reports are generally issued weekly during the growing season, and they contain information on plantings, growing, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. The data, summarized by crop and by state, are republished along with any revisions in the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. read more . . .
is the newest web site developed by the Georgia Peanut Commission. The site allows farmers to have direct contact to legislative activities in Washington, D.C. Peanut farmers are encouraged to check out the site today and take action by writing their member of Congress.