- Project Oklahoma Relief: Peanut Proud & Georgia Peanut Commission
provide peanut butter
- Peanut Proud and the Georgia Peanut Commission are mobilizing a joint effort
to help families in Oklahoma who have suffered from the devastating
tornadoes. The Georgia Peanut Commission has donated $5,000 towards
this effort. On Friday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m. the first load of peanut
butter - 22 pallets (31,680 jars) will depart from Albany, Ga. towards
Oklahoma. The peanut industry will be distributing peanut butter,
peanut snacks and other non-refrigerated items to donate to area food
banks and distribution centers and plans to send a second delivery
next week. The peanut industry across the U.S. is working with Oklahoma
Emergency Management Assn. (OEMA) to get our products to at least three
distribution centers in the area (the town of Moore, and rural areas
around Shawnee). View Donation Info.
- Georgia Peanut Commission educates school foodservice
- The Georgia School Nutrition Association celebrated their 58th Annual State
Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on April 11-13, 2013.
The Georgia Peanut Commission distributed food service
recipes, peanuts and samples of
peanut recipes to attendees.
For events such as this, special recipes are prepared that take into
account for large quantities of school children needing to be nutritionally
fortified. Peanuts are high in protein and heart healthy, making them
healthy and an excellent choice to fuel and build the minds of tomorrow!
One featured recipe was the Peanut Butter Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies.
The recipe ingredients include three cups of peanut butter to yield
100 servings. The other recipe, Peanut Butter Crispy Treats, also has
3 cups of peanut
as an ingredient and yields 96 servings. These recipes are a result of
the Peanut Recipe Contest sponsored
by the Georgia Peanut Commission to develop new recipes and promote
"Georgia Peanuts – A healthy and nutritious part of any meal."
- 2012 Georgia Peanut Commission Research Reports
- The Georgia Peanut Commission held their annual Research Report
Day, February 13, 2013, at the University
of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. The event provides growers and
industry representatives an opportunity to hear the latest reports on research
funded by GPC
in 2012. The GPC awarded
$260,000 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2012. This effort
funded 22 research projects from the University of Georgia and USDA Agricultural
Research Service. View Research Reports.
- Hitchcock receives Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award
- The Georgia Peanut Commission and Bayer CropScience prsented the Outstanding
Georgia Young Peanut Farmer award to James Hitchcock, Jr. of Tennille,
Ga., during the Georgia Peanut
Farm Show, Jan. 17, 2013, in Tifton, Ga. The award is presented to
one Georgia peanut farmer annually based upon the applicant's overall
farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership
and community service activities. read more . . .
- 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 . . .
- A review of the Georgia Peanut Farm Show
- More than 1,800 producers were able to fine-tune their farming opeartions with
information gained at the 37th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show held
Jan. 17, 2013, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference
Center in Tifton, Ga. The
show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission in cooperation with
the University of Georgia. read more . . .
- Georgia Peanut Acheivement Club winners recognized
- The University of Georgia, Syngenta and BASF recently recognized
winners of the Georgia Peanut Achievement Club (GPAC) for outstanding
yields during the 2011 peanut crop. The highest overall average yield
and state winner was presented to John Gaines & Ricky
Dowdy of Baker County for their record yield of 7,267 lbs/acre on 304.1
acres. Read more . . .
Peanut Tour set for Sept. 18-20, 2012
- The Georgia Peanut Tour is scheduled for Sept. 18-20, 2012 in the
Albany, Ga. area. The tour spotlights the southwest part
of Georgia's peanut
production area. The tour includes a cross section of field conditions,
peanut harvest clinics, production research at the University of Georgia
Stripling Irrigation Research Park, USDA-ARS Bolton Farm, peanut
handling and grading facilities and on-farm demonstrations. Click
here for more details on the tour.
- 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.