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McMillan testifies during U.S. House Ag Committee hearing on farm bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tim McMillan, farmer from Enigma, Georgia, testified today in support of maintaining the peanut provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the next farm bill. In his testimony, McMillan says, “If the PLC program had not been in place, I am afraid many farms in the Southeast would no longer exist because of the downturn in the farm economy which has plagued us the past three years.” McMillan testified on behalf of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today at the hearing titled, “The Next Farm Bill: Commodity Policy Part II” before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
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Georgia Peanut Commission approves increases funding for 2017-18 research projects
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.
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Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day
The Georgia Peanut Commission held their annual Research Report Day, Feb. 9, 2017, 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 2016.
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Georgia Peanut Farm Show provides a day of education
More than 1,400 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Jan. 19, 2017, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission.
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Georgia peanut growers and sheller representatives begin Peanut Leadership Academy Class X
Twenty-three peanut growers and sheller representatives from across the Southeast, Texas and Virginia-Carolina area began Class X of the Peanut Leadership Academy Dec. 12-14, 2016, in Miramar Beach, Florida. The Peanut Leadership Academy is hosted by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and is a cooperative effort between Syngenta Crop Protection, the American Peanut Shellers Association and grower organizations. The program began in 1998 with the first class of 14 peanut growers from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Since then, the academy has grown to include growers from Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and sheller representatives.
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Georgia Peanut Commission supports Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Georgia Peanut Commission and other agriculture organizations in Georgia recently sent a letter to Georgia's Congressional delegation expressing support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. According to the letter if TPP is implemented, TPP will help level the playing field for U.S. exports and create new opportunities for us in the highly competitive Asia-Pacific region.
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Georgia Peanut Commission recognizes county Extension agents
The Georgia Peanut Commission awarded county Extension agents recently with the Georgia Peanut Education for Excellence award. The awards are based on the complete peanut educational program over a three-year period for a county. Program examples include meetings, field days, newsletters, mass media, social media and result demonstrations. The winners are:
1st place - Bill Tyson, Bullock County
2nd place - Mark Crosby, Emanuel County
3rd place - Brock Ward, Miller County
4th place - Phillip Edwards, Irwin County
(Pictured left to right: Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist; Marcus Evans, GPC director of field services; Tyson, Crosby, Ward and Edwards.
2017 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 2017 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.
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Georgia Peanut Commission Annual Report
The Georgia Peanut Commission works on the farmer's behalf through promotion, research, education.
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2013 Fall Board Meeting Report
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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.
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